The SID noted German free-to-air sports TV channel Sport1 "will broadcast live the Supercup games of the German national basketball team." The annual Supercup tournament, which starts on Aug. 11, will also feature the national basketball teams of Finland, Turkey and Poland. Sport1 will start its broadcast on Saturday with the game between Germany and Finland at 6pm local time. On Sunday Sport1 will show Germany's game against Turkey or Poland at 4:45pm. The remaining games will be broadcast on Sport1's digital pay-TV channel Sport1+ (SID, 8/6).
FOR THE FIRST TIME: The DPA reported that "in time for the start of the '12-13 handball Bundesliga season" sport magazine Sport Bild will publish a "Handball Bundesliga" special issue. The 102-page magazine will feature "information of all teams, dates and stars of the first and second league as well as a season schedule." The highlight of the magazine will be a 70-minute long DVD, which features the best moments of last season. The magazine will hit the news stands on Aug. 8 with a price of €5,50 ($6,80) (DPA, 8/7).
SOCIAL VIEWING: MARKETING MAGAZINE's John Reynolds noted Budweiser is set to stream the FA Cup game between Langford and Wembley FC live on its Facebook page. The move repeats an initiative it also undertook last year, "in a match which will also be televised." The match takes place Saturday and will air on ESPN, while also being streamed to fans globally via Budweiser's Facebook page (MARKETINGMAGAZINE.co.uk, 8/6).