Spanish Basketball's Top League Reaches Broadcasting Deal With TVE And FORTA
Spain's top basketball league the ACB "has given the green light" to a contract that will give the broadcasting rights of the league to broadcasters TVE and FORTA, according to Carlos Alberto Sánchez of ADSLZONE.tv. A meeting was held on Monday where the deal was ratified, giving the green light "to a broadcasting format that will be dominated by TVE." The ACB's leaders "will be happy as they gain more notoriety with the broadcasting of each week's best game on TVE's channel La 1." The channel will offer one game per matchweek giving the league "more visibility." TVE will have the broadcasting rights to one game played on Sundays at 7pm (the La 1 broadcast), as well as a Saturday game that will air on Teledeporte. FORTA will have the "second pick of each matchweek" and will offer a game on Sundays at 12:15pm. This will allow most Spanish regions to "be able to follow three games from the ACB each week" (ADSLZONE.tv, 9/18).