Media Notes: Sportdigital Acquires Rights To Portuguese Top Flight Football League
German pay-TV channel sportdigital "has acquired the rights for the Portuguese top flight football league, Liga Zon Sagres, from rights holder IMG." The channel "will air up to two live games each matchweek" (DWDL, 8/19). ... German sports website Spox.com "will reportedly show the opening game of the German national basketball team at the 2013 EuroBasket on Sept. 4." Spox.com "will also livestream the game between Germany and Ukraine two days later." In addition, Spox.com "has secured several games without German participation" (DWDL, 8/19). ... German free-to-air TV channel kabel eins "has secured the rights to two UEFA Europa League playoff games." The channel "will air the first leg of the matchup between VfB Stuttgart and HNK Rijeka on Thursday and the second leg of the matchup between Eintracht Frankfurt and Qarabağ Ağdam FK on Aug. 29" (DWDL, 8/19). ... IMG Production has been commissioned to produce versions of the "The Commerce World's Strongest Man 2013 hosted in Sanya, China." Now in its 36th year, the week-long event, which has MET-Rx as the presenting sponsor, started on Saturday in Sanya at the Grand Soluxe Hotel & Resort with additional venues in and around the city (IMG Production). ... The British Basketball League is launching a new platform for British basketball fans to enjoy full HD-quality live games throughout the '13-14 season. BBL TV will initially bring league pass holders access to 30 live games during the season direct to the audience's home PC, laptop and handheld devices (BBL).