Statement on NBL

Nine confirmed today an early termination of its agreement with the NBL.

With the code’s partnership with Fox Sports coming to an end, the NBL had a unique opportunity to place more live games on free-to-air television, which Nine supported. 
 
Nine’s Director of Sport Tom Malone said: “SBS is committing more broadcast hours than Nine is able to and we wanted the best for NBL and the growth of basketball in Australia. 
 
“The 2nd half of 2019 is action packed on Wide World of Sports with all of the biggest sporting moments happening on Nine. The Netball World Cup, Women’s Ashes, Men’s Ashes, the NRL Grand Final, Fed Cup Final featuring Ash Barty, the President’s Cup Golf with Tiger Woods and the Summer of Tennis with the new ATP World Team Cup and Australian Open are all exclusive to Nine.”

For more information:
Nic Christensen
Head of Corporate Affairs 
nchristensen@nine.com.au

Wednesday, July 31, 2019