Sports streaming service KAYO locks in exclusive rights for 2019 Basketball World Cup

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The biggest event on the basketball calendar, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 bounces into action from August 31.

The Australian Boomers will be going for gold, and fans can catch every three-pointer, dunk and buzzer-beater LIVE or On-Demand exclusively on KAYO.

In addition to every Boomers game, KAYO will be the only place Australian fans can watch all 92 games of the basketball tournament.

Foxtel customers won’t miss out however, with Fox Sports holding simulcast rights for every Australian game.

Fox Sports on Foxtel will also simulcast select games throughout the tournament, from the knockout stages of the 1stand 2nd rounds, the quarter-finals and both semi-finals leading up to the Final on Sunday, September 15.

This years tournament will not be broadcast on Free-To-Air Television.

The Boomers are expected to challenge for the medals in China, with the squad set to feature up to seven current and former NBA players including Andrew Bogut, Joe Ingles, Patty Mills, Matthew Dellavedova, Jonah Bolden, Aron Baynes and Deng Adel.

Australia’s campaign will get underway on Sunday, 1 September when they take on Canada, with games against Senegal on Tuesday, 3 September and Lithuania on Thursday, 5 September rounding out pool play. 

The knockout phase will start on Friday, 6 September, with semi-finals scheduled for Friday, 13 September and the medal games on Sunday, 15 September.

Australia faces powerhouse nation Canada for their first game of the tournament on Sunday, September 1. Coverage begins from 5.30pm on KAYO and FOX SPORTS More 507.

The Boomer’s next two games within the group stage sees them up against Senegal on Tuesday, September 3 at 5.30pm and Lithuania on Thursday, September 5 at 9.30pm, with both games broadcast on KAYO and FOX SPORTS More 507.

First and second placed teams from each group will proceed onto the 2nd round of competition starting Friday, September 6.

In its 18th edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will descend on China for the first time ever with the tournament also set to be the biggest edition of the FIBA’s flagship event with a record 32 participating teams, seeing 92 games played over 16 days. 7 of the teams will also directly qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. | Call/Text 0428 275 111

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