Australia’s WNBL returns to free-to-air Television
Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League hopes to benefit from free-to-air television coverage in a new deal with SBS.
Fox Sports will continue its commitment to broadcast and stream one game a week, plus every finals game live, ad-break free and in HD with SBS signing on as the Leagues free-to-air broadcast partner for the first time.
The new deal will see SBS simulcast nine (9) regular season games live on Saturday afternoons at 3pm, with those games also being live streamed via SBS On Demand and sbs.com.au/sport.
Head of Fox Sports, Peter Campbell said: “We put the WNBL back on national TV last year and now, through our new partnership with SBS, we will help grow the game even more.
“We will work with SBS and the WNBL to bring women’s basketball and these incredible athletes to more fans around the country.”
SBS Director of Sport, Ken Shipp added: “This is SBS’s first time broadcasting the WNBL, and continues SBS’s commitment to making the best of domestic sport accessible to all Australians, as well as raising the profile of women’s elite sport.”
“Basketball’s popularity continues to rise in Australia, it has an amazing ability to bring together diverse communities through the game.”
Entering its 38th year, the Chemist Warehouse WNBL continues to inspire players at the grassroots level, with clear pathways from junior domestic basketball all the way through to international level opportunities.
Head of the Chemist Warehouse WNBL Sally Phillips said: “I know I speak on behalf of all WNBL fans when I say that this is a truly great day for Australian Women’s basketball.”