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CHINA TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

CHINA TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

23/06/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 22922064
   

 
CHINA TO TOUR AUSTRALIA
 
 

China will play two of Australia’s leading NBL teams during a tour of Australia next month.

The Chinese national team will play Melbourne United at Melbourne Park on Sunday July 16before taking on the Brisbane Bullets on the Gold Coast on July 18.

NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger said the games were a great opportunity to showcase basketball between two of the leading nations in the region.

The games will follow next month’s tour of China by the NBL All-Australian team which will play three matches against the Chinese national team starting in Beijing on July 5.

“We are very excited to be hosting China in Australia to play against two of our biggest NBL clubs in Melbourne United and the Brisbane Bullets,” he said.

“We have a strong relationship with the Chinese Basketball Association led by its President Yao Ming and this is an opportunity to strengthen our ties with one of the biggest basketball markets in world."

“Basketball is experiencing a huge boom in both countries and this is fantastic opportunity for everyone including Chinese Australians who may not have seen the NBL before to come along and enjoy top class basketball.”

“We are particularly excited to be able to host a game in Melbourne but also on the Gold Coast which will stage the Commonwealth Games next year.

“It will be a great opportunity for the Bullets to play in front of fans at the Gold Coast at the new Carrara Stadium.”

The games will be streamed live on NBL TV in Australia and to tens of millions of fans in China via Sina and Youku.

Melbourne United will play China at Margaret Court Arena on Sunday July 16 starting at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at ticketek.com.au from 2pm today.

The Brisbane Bullets will play China at Carrara on Tuesday July 18 starting at 7pm. Ticketing details will be released shortly.

 

MELBOURNE UNITED DEFEAT JIANGSU DRAGONS IN CHINA

MELBOURNE UNITED DEFEAT JIANGSU DRAGONS IN CHINA

18/05/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 22589932
   

 
MELBOURNE UNITED DEFEAT JIANGSU DRAGONS IN CHINA
 
 

Just days after the AFL’s first ever game in Shanghai, the NBL has taken Australian basketball into China.

Melbourne United defeated the Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing in the first of a two game series as the NBL continues its push into the huge basketball market in China.

Kyle Adnam and Tai Wesley starred for Melbourne with 28 and 25 points respectively. Former Fremantle AFL player Craig Moller also made his debut for United as they prevailed 85-72.

The series has been supported by the Victorian Government as part of its sister-state relationship with Jiangsu Province. The second game will be played this Friday.

Highlights and interviews with new Melbourne Head Coach Dean Vickerman and Victorian Trade Minister Philip Dalidakis can be downloaded below.

Game Highlights (Includes Moller, Adnam, Wesley)
Minister Dalidakis Interview
Dean Vickerman Interview

NBL Combine overlay, interviews and audio

NBL Combine overlay, interviews and audio

18/04/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 22130295
   

 
Media Resources: NBL Combine overlay, interviews and audio  
 

Please see below download links of media resources from today’s media session at the NBL Combine including:

Overlay and games vision
Jeremy Loeliger, CEO NBL interview vision

Andrew Gaze, Head Coach Sydney Kings interview vision

Anthony Moore, CEO Basketball Australia interview vision

Andrej Lemanis, Head Coach Australian Boomers / Brisbane Bullets interview vision

 

Media Release: CBA Finals, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona coming to NBL TV

Media Release: CBA Finals, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona coming to NBL TV

31/03/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 21877164

 
Media Release: CBA Finals, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona coming to NBL TV  
 

The National Basketball League (NBL) has secured the rights to exclusively stream the remaining games from the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Finals Series as well as select games from the Spanish Liga Endesa (Liga ACB) on NBL TV.

These strategic rights deals are part of the NBL’s ongoing commitment to grow the NBL TV platform, providing further value for paid All-Access subscribers.

“These are historic deals that enhance the existing NBL TV product offering, strengthening ties with our international counterparts at the same time,” said NBL CEO Jeremy Loeliger.

“This is just the beginning when it comes to our plans for NBL TV in the off-season. Customers can expect even more premium content in the coming months.”

The agreement for the CBA Finals will see All-Access subscribers able to catch the seven-game series between Xinjiang and Guangdong beginning on Friday, March 31 at 10:30pm AEDT.

Stars will be on show, with names such as Yi Jianlian, Carlos Boozer, Donald Sloan (Guangdong) and Andray Blatche (Xinjiang) all boasting extensive NBA experience.

The NBL's agreement with MP & Silva, which is the Spanish league's global rights distributor will see one game from each of the remaining rounds of the Spanish ACB season, as well as all Finals, shown live and on demand via NBL TV.

Broadcast games include the likes of EuroLeague powerhouses Real Madrid, Baskonia and FC Barcelona who boast some of the strongest talent outside of the NBA.

“We are delighted to establish this important broadcast partnership with the National Basketball League. We are particularly keen to showcase Liga Endesa’s exciting brand of basketball and players to fans Down Under, and continue growing our presence around the world,” said Mr. Francisco Roca, President of the Asociacion de Clubes de Balconesto (ACB).  

Games from the Spanish ACB will be broadcast live at 3:30am AEDT with full game replays available shortly after the live broadcast concludes each morning.

In addition to these live broadcast agreements through NBL TV, new NBL Classics are being released on a daily basis, available on-demand from www.nbl.tv and through the NBL App.

Customers can sign up to access premium live and on demand content through NBL TV for just $5 per month.


Upcoming NBL TV schedule of games:

Date Time (AEDT) Game
Friday, March 31 10:30pm CBA Grand Final Game 1 – Xinjiang vs Guangdong
Sunday, April 2 10:30pm CBA Grand Final Game 2 – Xinjiang vs Guangdong
Monday, April 3 3:30am Spanish ACB Round 27 – Fuenlabrada vs Real Madrid
Wednesday, April 5 10:30pm CBA Grand Final Game 3 – Guangdong vs Xinjiang
Friday, April 7 10:30pm CBA Grand Final Game 4 – Guangdong vs Xinjiang
Sunday, April 9 10:30pm CBA Grand Final Game 5 – Xinjiang vs Guangdong (if required)
Monday, April 10 3:30am Spanish ACB Round 28 – Real Madrid vs Baskonia
Wednesday, April 12 11:00pm CBA Grand Final Game 6 – Guangdong vs Xinjiang (if required)
Sunday, April 16 10:30pm CBA Grand Final Game 7 – Xinjiang vs Guangdong (if required)
Monday, April 17 3:30am Spanish ACB Round 29 – Valencia vs FC Barcelona
Round 17 Preview - Media Resources

Round 17 Preview - Media Resources

26/01/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 21064801
   

 
Round 17 Preview - Media Resources
Wednesday 25 January 2017
 
 

Round 17 tips off with an Australia Day clash across the Tasman between the NZ Breakers and the Cairns Taipans. 

After a bumper Round 16 that had the second highest crowd attendance figures for a Round since 1979 (47,352) we're expecting another exciting weekend as teams chase the remaining three finals spots.


Files for media to use:
Round 17 Video Preview 

Latest News
Executing the Plan - Part 2
Fighting the Good Fight
Bryce Cotton

THURSDAY NIGHT- NZ Breakers v Cairns Taipans
When: 5.30pm (AEDT), Thursday 26 January
Where: North Shore Events Centre
Broadcast: NBL TV; Fox Sports; Sky Sports NZ 

Round 16 Remaining Games:
Friday 27  January: 7.30pm AEDT – Brisbane Bullets v Sydney Kings (Brisbane)
Saturday 28 January: 7.30pm AEDT - Illawarra Hawks v Adelaide 36ers (Wollongong)
Saturday 28 January: 9.30pm AEDT – Perth Wildcats v Melbourne United (Perth)
Sunday 29 January: 3pm AEDT – Sydney Kings v NZ Breakers (Sydney)
Sunday 29 January: 7pm AEDT - Cairns Taipans v Brisbane Bullets (Cairns)

Round 16 Wrap Up

Round 16 Wrap Up

26/01/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 21064787
Round 15 Wrap Up

Round 15 Wrap Up

17/01/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 20947011
Round 14 Wrap Up

Round 14 Wrap Up

10/01/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 20854912
Round 14 Preview

Round 14 Preview

05/01/2017, Australia, Basketball, National Basketball League, Article # 20794922
   

 
Round 14 Preview
Thursday 5 January 2017
 
 

After Round 13 saw the Adelaide 36ers fall to Melbourne United and once again games going down to the buzzer, we know anything can happen in Round 14. We tip off tonight with the Adelaide 36ers hoping to bounce back from their only loss in 9 games as they face the Illawarra Hawks in front of their home crowd.

Files for media to use:

Round 14 Video Preview 
Daniel Kickert - In Their Own Words Feature
Jason Cadee - In Their Own Words Feature

*If you would like any of the feature interviews for use online or on TV please let us know and we will send through. 

Finn Delany article
McDowell-White article

Full Ladder

TONIGHT - Adelaide 36ers v Illawarra Hawks

When: 7.30pm (AEDT), Thursday 5 January
Where: Titanium Security Arena
Broadcast: NBL TV; Fox Sports; Sky Sports NZ
Full game Preview 

Round 14
Thursday, 5 January: 7.30pm AEDT - Adelaide 36ers v Illawarra Hawks (Adelaide)
Friday, 6 January: 7.30pm AEDT - Cairns Taipans v NZ Breakers (Cairns)
Saturday, 7 January: 5.30pm AEDT - Illawarra Hawks v Melbourne United (Wollongong)

Saturday, 7 January: 7.30pm AEDT - Sydney Kings v Perth Wildcats (Sydney)
Sunday, 8 January 2017: 3pm AEDT - NZ Breakers v Adelaide 36ers (NZ)

Monday, 9 January 2017: 7.30pm AEDT - Brisbane Bullets v Perth Wildcats (Brisbane)

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