WNBL Side Canberra Capitals To Bid For Permission To Live Stream Home Matches
Australian Women's Basketball League side Canberra Capitals "hope to be given permission to live stream home matches late this season," insisting its continued delay is denying the WNBL a "huge" promotional opportunity, according to Jon Tuxworth of the CANBERRA TIMES. The Capitals "were fuming" last season when Basketball Australia "banned them from streaming matches after just one home game." It is understood about 700 viewers "watched Canberra's win over Melbourne Boomers, adding to the club's frustration." Canberra company JT Events offered a live stream of the '12-13 season opener against Bulleen "but was forced to abandon the concept after the league expressed concerns it would harm future negotiations with broadcasters." Basketball ACT CEO Tony Jackson said, "With the amount of internationals in the league and the quality this year, it's a huge opportunity to promote it and we'd be silly not to capitalize on that" (CANBERRA TIMES, 10/20).