Because Sky makes the NZ broadcasts, while NBL make the Australian ones.
this could be because 10peach also airs games on Sunday so they can’t hold ESPN mics, but it’s exclusive to ESPN on all the other days.
No that is not the case. ESPN just shows it, they don’t actually have anything to do with the production (other than licensing the ‘The Jump’ name).
The 2023 WNBL grand final series starts tonight with Townsville Fire hosting Southside Flyers.
The 2023/24 NBL fixture was released today.
ESPN will show the 2023 FIBA Women’s Asia Cup live from Sydney Olympic Park, starting Monday (June 26).
It’s the last year of the 3 year deal with NBL for ESPN right? They will probably retain it fully again unless NBL goes back to Fox Sports.
I don’t see why the existing deals (ESPN and 10) wouldn’t be continued. Neither party really has any negative to create a reason to change (outside of a massive offer from elsewhere). Doubt Fox will go for it: they essentially have it anyway given it’s on Kayo and often on “ESPN on 507/8”.
Yeah that’s what I think. ESPN gets it fully again with 10peach broadcast on Sunday. I don’t see any other FTA who would get the NBL to just broadcast 2 games a week.
Or 10 exclusive with 10 airing selected matches on FTA TV and all finals. Paramount+ airing remaining games as with the A-Leagues.
Not happening. Why would you go away from somewhere that has the basketball people will watch?
The 2023/24 WNBL fixture was released today. ESPN will broadcast one match per round and all finals live.
ESPN is showing the men’s FIBA Basketball World Cup starting next month.
Their schedule (when you put in the date in the URL to go out that far) says they’ll be showing 4 games a day (out of 8) being shown across both ESPN and ESPN2 during the initial group stage (except for the Saturday, where they’ll only be showing the 2 games on ESPN).
Hopefully ESPN put the other matches on their app/Kayo like Kayo did in 2019 (but ideally Foxtel/Fetch customers won’t have to subscribe to Kayo as well).
Friday Aug 25
6:00pm Australia vs Finland (ESPN)
7:00pm Lebanon vs Latvia (ESPN2)
10:00pm Japan vs Germany (ESPN)
11:15pm France vs Canada (ESPN2)
Saturday Aug 26
6:30pm Greece vs Jordan (ESPN)
10:25pm New Zealand vs USA (ESPN)
Sunday Aug 27
6:30pm Germany vs Australia (ESPN)
7:30pm Canada vs Lebanon (ESPN2)
10:00pm Finland vs Japan (ESPN)
11:15pm Latvia vs France (ESPN2)
Monday Aug 28
5:45pm South Sudan vs China (ESPN2)
6:30pm Jordan vs New Zealand (ESPN)
9:15pm Slovenia vs Georgia (ESPN2)
10:25pm USA vs Greece (ESPN)
Tuesday Aug 29
5:15pm Finland vs Germany (ESPN)
7:30pm France vs Lebanon (ESPN2)
9:10pm Australia vs Japan (ESPN)
11:15pm Latvia vs Canada (ESPN2)
Wednesday Aug 30
5:45pm Serbia vs South Sudan (ESPN2)
6:25pm Jordan vs USA (ESPN)
9:15pm Cape Verde vs Slovenia (ESPN2)
10:25pm New Zealand vs Greece (ESPN)
All times AEST.
ESPN Schedule here. (You’ll have to manually change the date in the URL to go further forward).
The second round group games and knockout stage games aren’t on the schedule yet.
The extra games will be likely on the ESPN app, which of course, would be the usual pain for Kayo users as they don’t have access to that (although one hopes that the Boomers are a big enough thing for them to do a deal for the extra games - ESPN US will have them in their inventory as they are placing all the games on ESPN+ over there, bar the Team USA games getting a linear start on ESPN2). Interaction with existing UFC commitments which may overflow their slot, may knock out parts of a game or two on the linear channels too I suspect.
Also worth noting that this is only for ESPN in Australia. TVNZ has the rights for them in New Zealand, in a holdover from Spark Sport’s original deal.
NBA Finals commentator Mark Jackson is now let go:
Current radio Finals commentator Doris Burke and former 76ers coach Doc Rivers will replace the Jackson-Van Gundy pair, according the NY Post.
According to this, 9Now & 9Gem will show warm up matches of the FIBA World Cup. I wonder if ESPN will also show them too