Nine is now an official Australian broadcast partner for the National Basketball League, with the Hungry Jack’s NBL 2018/19 season to tip off on Thursday, October 11.
The new three year sport rights deal will be a revenue sharing arrangement with an agreement to air two games per round on Nine multichannel 9GO!.
The deal also covers digital rights and will include a live simulcast of the games aired on 9GO!, along with catch-up rights to all NBL games throughout the season following their conclusion, regardless of the network the game has aired on.
NBL Owner and Executive Director Larry Kestelman said: “This is a very exciting announcement for the NBL and Australian basketball. To have a major free to air commercial partner in Nine will help take the NBL to a new level and confirm our status as the best league in the world outside of the NBA.“
More fans than ever before will be able to watch live basketball on Nine’s free to air channels, and enjoy what is a golden period for the game in Australia - including two huge games between the Boomers and Team USA next year.
ABOUT THE NBL
Founded in 1979, the National Basketball League is the pre-eminent basketball competition across Australia and New Zealand, and the most-attended competition in Asia Pacific. Contested by eight teams from across Australia and New Zealand, the NBL attracts top players from home and abroad.