Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Live NBL next season

Ten has announced that next season they will air live games on ten/one. With a possibility of live online streaming. Details from the NBL website are below.

One feature game will be broadcast live nationally every Sunday afternoon on TEN. During the months of October to the conclusion of February, the broadcast time will be live at 2:00PM nationally and live at 1:00PM nationally during March and April;

One game per week will be shown nationally on Friday evenings at the regular timeslot of 9:30PM on TEN's digital channel ONE;

All NBL Finals games will also be broadcast on both TEN and ONE under the new deal, with TEN maintaining access to rebroadcast coverage of New Zealand Breakers 14 home games into Australia.
Justin Milne said that a key component of the new agreement, which will still run the remainder of the original five-year term through until the end of the 2014/15 iiNet NBL Championship season, is the NBL reclaiming the rights to non-TEN produced games for subscription television, IPTV, on-line and mobile.

So theres a live game on sunday, a delayed game on friday and the NBL can do what they wish with the remainder of the games. Not sure if this means that ten will shoot and produce the games and just wont air them or what they plan to do. But this will open the NBL to a lot of people who wouldn't get to watch it.
But IMO the live game at 1or 2pm on a sunday is probably one of the worst time slot. How much do ten hate the NBL that even with a reduced contract they still cant give a decent time slot. People are doing things during the day and it is hard to find time to sit and watch tv or go to a day time game. So for me its still screw ten and oneHD give the NBL a chance and maybe they'll actually see a profit.

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