BASKETBALL: NBA London Live 2013 – Live on Sky Sports & Sky 3D

January 15, 2013

NBA crosses the Atlantic for its third regular-season game in Europe featuring three-time NBA champions Detroit Pistons and the two-time champion New York Knicks, exclusively live on Sky Sports and Sky 3D.

The two sides heading into battle along the banks of the River Thames are among the oldest franchises in the NBA and take to the hardwood at the famous London venue for what promises to be an exhilarating evening of world-class basketball.

Sky Sports will show NBA London Live 2013 on Thursday, January 17, as part of a new agreement to screen live games during the remainder of the current season.

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BASKETBALL: BBL Cup Final 2013 – Newcastle Eagles v Leicester Riders – Live on Sky Sports

January 10, 2013

The first piece of silverware in the 2012/13 British Basketball League season is on offer at the NIA as Newcastle Eagles face Leicester Riders in the BBL Cup final, with live coverage on Sky Sports.

Eagles will be defending the Cup they won against Plymouth Raiders last season, a success that provided the springboard for the north east club to complete a clean sweep of all four BBL titles.

Basketball fans will be treated to four quarters of stunning three-pointers and spectacular slam dunks as the country’s two in-form teams going head-to-head in front of a big crowd at the Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena on Sunday, January 13.

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BASKETBALL: NBA returns to Sky Sports

January 7, 2013

Sky Sports will show NBA London Live 2013 as part of a new agreement to broadcast selected live games from the world’s most popular basketball league during the remainder of the current season.

Coverage returns to the broadcaster after a six-year absence and will begin with the NBA’s third regular-season game in the United Kingdom, which sees the New York Knicks take on the Detroit Pistons at London’s O2 Arena.

Sky’s NBA coverage continues with live Sunday night games for the rest of the regular season, including double-headers most weekends, followed by live NBA Playoff games, the entire Eastern Conference Finals, and every game of the NBA Finals in June.

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BASKETBALL: NBA agrees new UK TV deal with ESPN

December 5, 2012

The NBA will be back on UK television screens after the league and ESPN announced a new agreement for live coverage of the remainder of the 2012-13 season in the UK and Ireland.

ESPN’s coverage begins this Thursday (December 6) with New York Knicks at Miami Heat, and the channel will bring basketball fans three live games per week throughout the remainder of the regular-season.

No UK TV deal was put in place at the beginning of the season in October, meaning fans missed out on watching the opening games on television and instead had to view them online via subscription on the NBA website.

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BASKETBALL: Sky Sports signs new BBL deal

October 16, 2012

Sky Sports will continue to showcase the best action from the British Basketball League (BBL) after announcing a new one-year rights deal to cover the forthcoming 2012/13 season.

All 25 weeks of British basketball’s premier men’s competitions will be extensively covered by the broadcaster, including live coverage of the BBL Cup Final, Playoff Final, and Trophy Final.

Coverage begins in late October when the current BBL Championship holders Newcastle Eagles face the Leicester Riders in a repeat of last season’s Play-off Final.

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