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FOXTEL and ABC secure new WNBL Broadcast Deal with all 60 games to be shown LIVE across Australia

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Basketball Australia has today announced new broadcast arrangements for the 2020 WNBL season, providing the league with more visibility than ever before.

The agreement with partners the Foxtel Group and the ABC will see all 60 games of the 2020 season available LIVE across Australia.

Fox Sports will broadcast LIVE four games per week on the Foxtel and Kayo platforms in the following timeslots.

  • 7.00pm AEDT Thursday
  • 5.00pm AEDT Saturday
  • 1.00pm AEDT Sunday
  • 3.00pm AEDT Sunday

In addition to streaming the games that will be broadcast on Foxtel, Kayo will also stream LIVE all remaining games of the 2020 season which will involve multi-camera and expert commentary.

ABC will simulcast on both their primary channel and ABC iview the 5.00pm Saturday and 3.00pm Sunday games.

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The new broadcast agreement comes after Basketball Australia announced earlier this month that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 WNBL season would be played exclusively out of a North Queensland hub from November 11 – December 20 inclusive.

Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter AM explained the significance of this broadcast agreement for Australian women’s basketball.

“This broadcast agreement with Fox Sports, Kayo and the ABC will provide the Chemist Warehouse WNBL with more exposure than ever before.

“Having all 60 games of the 2020 season shown live across Australia will provide a platform to showcase one of world’s leading basketball leagues featuring Australia’s best established and emerging athletes. This high-profile visibility across Australia will help build upon the popularity and growth of women’s basketball and inspire a whole new generation.

“Basketball Australia would like to thank Foxtel and the ABC for their committed support of the Chemist Warehouse WNBL and we look forward to delivering a highly successful season both on and off the court,”

Fox Sports Executive Director Steve Crawley, said:

“Women’s basketball is a source of inspiration and excitement for Australians of every age group. We are stoked to be the home of the WNBL in 2020 bringing every game of the season live to a record number of sports fans watching on Foxtel and Kayo.”

Director of ABC Regional & Local, Judith Whelan, added:

“We’re thrilled to welcome back the WNBL to the ABC – the natural home of women’s sport in Australia. We are also delighted that one of this country’s most experienced and passionate basketball commentators, the ABC’s Corbin Middlemas, will be part of this season’s on-air WNBL commentary team. 

“The ABC is looking forward to bringing Australian fans two games per week of one of the best women’s basketball competitions in the world.”

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