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SBS Brings Australia's National Basketball League Back To Free-To-Air

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 29 / 16

Australia's National Basketball League is "continuing its revival with public broadcaster SBS bringing one game per round back to free TV," according to Alex Hayes of MUMBRELLA. Fox Sports "threw a lifeline" to the league two years ago after it was dropped by Network Ten following low ratings, ...

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