Channel Nine to broadcast NBL games this season

Prime time: Hawks big man AJ Ogilvy will feature on Channel Nine.
Prime time: Hawks big man AJ Ogilvy will feature on Channel Nine.

The NBL has confirmed television network Nine will broadcast two games per round on free-to-air channel 9GO next season.

With tip-off on October 11, it’s the latest step in the NBL’s bid to become the No.1 summer sport in Australia. 

“This is a very exciting announcement for the NBL and Australian basketball,” NBL executive director Larry Kestelman said. 

“To have a major free-to-air commercial partner in Nine will help take the NBL to a new level and confirm our status as the best league in the world outside of the NBA.

“We are delighted that more fans than ever before will be able to watch live basketball on Nine’s free to air channels and enjoy what is a golden period for the game in Australia including two huge games between the Boomers and Team USA next year. To be part of one of Australia’ leading media companies will take basketball to a bigger audience than ever before and we can’t wait for the season to start on October 11.”

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