Original article by John Stensholt
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 31-Jul-19
The National Basketball League has struck a broadcasting rights deal with ESPN and public broadcaster SBS, which will replace Fox Sports and the Nine Network as its broadcast partners. However, the NBL will receive a share of the TV networks’ advertising revenue in lieu of a broadcasting rights fee. The two-year deal provides for 67 NBL matches to be shown on the SBS Viceland channel, while live streams of every match in the NBL season will be available via the SBS-on-demand service.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE, ESPN SPORTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, ESPN INCORPORATED, SPECIAL BROADCASTING SERVICE (SBS), FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NINE NETWORK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, NINE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX NEC, NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION, BASKETBALL AUSTRALIA