BBL back on Sky Sports

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Sky Sports
The British Basketball League (BBL) and Sky Sports have announced that Sky Sports will be showing 25 weeks of action from the BBL including live coverage of the Cup Final, Playoff Final and Trophy Final.
Coverage begins in late October when the current BBL Championship holders, Newcastle Eagles, face the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders in a repeat of last season's Playoff Final. Weekly coverage will include a two hour show with an increased number of live games later in the season.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "This deal proves our commitment to offering a wide variety of live sports for our customers. Sky Sports caters for a broad range of diverse content and our recent rights renewals give us the strongest line up of live sport for our viewers to watch at home or on the move."
BBL chairman, Paul Blake, commented: "Last season's coverage was extremely well received throughout the sport and we are delighted to extend our relationship with Sky Sports into a third season. The coverage last term provided an excellent platform for BBL to showcase our exciting product and we anticipate this season it will be to an even higher standard."
Coverage will again be provided in conjunction with the BBL's broadcast partner, Televideo. Paul Scivill, the managing director of Televideo, said: "We are thrilled to be continuing our partnership with the BBL. We are extremely excited about this season's coverage and the addition of more live games to the schedule."
The Schedule of TV Games up until the end of January is as follows:
Transmission Date Game Date of Game
30/10/2012 Newcastle Eagles v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 26/10/2012
06/11/2012 Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves 04/11/2012
13/11/2012 Durham Wildcats v UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders 11/11/2012
20/11/2012 Manchester Giants v Cheshire Jets 16/11/2012
27/11/2012 London Lions v Worcester Wolves 23/11/2012
04/12/2012 BBL Cup Semi Final 02/12/2012
11/12/2012 UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders v Newcastle Eagles 09/12/2012
18/12/2012 Newcastle Eagles v Surrey Heat 14/12/2012
08/01/2012 - LIVE London Lions v Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders  
13/01/2012 - LIVE BBL Cup Final  
22/01/2012 Manchester Giants v Surrey Heat 18/01/2012
29/01/2012 UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders v Durham Wildcats 25/01/2012