Yesterday FOX Sports officially launched its NBL and WNBL season at Crown in Melbourne.
FOX Sports CEO Patrick Delany and Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh were joined by players from both leagues ahead of 2017 seasons getting underway in October -back on screens for the first time since 2015.
FOX Sports CEO, Patrick Delany, said: “The NBL and WNBL are two of the toughest competitions in the world, featuring some of the most talented athletes in the world.
“The NBL has done a great job at innovating and promoting their competition which is helping basketball reach new heights in Australia. And now with our exciting partnership to put the WNBL back on TV, basketball is set to go from strength to strength.
“The WNBL adds to our already strong line-up of women’s coverage. In 2017 we’ll show more hours, across more codes, reinforcing our commitment to women’s sports.
“It’s a great time for basketball in Australia and FOX Sports, on Foxtel, will be the place for fans to follow the action,” he said.
The 2017-18 NBL season begins October 5: Every game Live, ad-break free during play and in High Definition on FOX Sports 503.
The 2017-18 WNBL season begins October 5: Every Saturday 3pm game*, plus Round 8 double-header and all Finals matches Live, ad-break free during play and in High Definition on FOX Sports 503.
*Round 4 will be a Sunday (October 29) 5.30pm match.
**Round 8 double-header will be played on Saturday (November 25 from 5.30pm)