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Basketball - 09 Feb 2004
Euroleague Basketball announced today that its media partner, Euroleague Marketing, has entered into a one-year agreement with NBA TV to air the Euroleague Game of the Week in the United States.
Basketball - 23 Jan 2004
FIBA Europe League All Star Day Set for March in Kiev 22nd January, 2004 FIBA Europe announced today that the FIBA Europe League All Star Day will take place on 16th March 2004 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Basketball - 21 Jan 2004
At the annual meeting of the Union of European Leagues of Basketball (ULEB) in Bled, Slovenia on Wednesday, Eduardo Portela was re-elected as the organization's president for a period of four years, until June 2008. Portela, who is also president of the Spanish League (ACB), will form part of the ULEB board of directors, along with four vice-presidents: Radovan Lorbek, president of the Adriatic League (ABA), Enrico Prandi, president of the Italian League (Lega Serie A), Otto Reintjes, general co
Basketball - 19 Jan 2004
Following Euroleague’s recent Marketing Workshop in Barcelona on December 9, 6 new teams have joined the Euroleague Ticketing Program, increasing the total number of participating teams to 10.
Basketball - 05 Dec 2003
The contract for allocating the 2005 Final Four venue was signed by CSKA and Euroleague representatives today in Moscow, confirming that Moscow's majestic Olimpiyskiy arena will host the 2005 Final Four. 'This is an historic event,' Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu said at the signing ceremony, 'because it is the first time in European basketball history that the Final Four will be held in Moscow.' The Mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, stated that his city is committed to being the world's basketball
Basketball - 17 Nov 2003
Madrid/Barcelona, November 17. Sogecable, owner of Canal+ and Digital+, has acquired from Telefonica the worldwide audio-visual, sponsorship and licensing rights of the Euroleague. This agreement will remain in effect until the end of the 2004-05 season.
Basketball - 10 Nov 2003
New York, NY, November 10, 2003 — The NBA has finalized new broadcast agreements throughout the world, continuing to expand the vast distribution of NBA programming. This season, NBA games and programming will be televised in 212 countries in 42 languages via 151 different telecasters, including agreements for the first time with REDE TV (Brazil), Anhui TV (China), Canal+ (Poland), LTV (Lithuania), First National TV (Belarus) and Imedi TV (Georgia).
Basketball - 04 Nov 2003
The Euroleague Assembly, meeting in Rome on the occasion of the opening game of the 2002-03 season, took several decisions on Monday regarding the development of the competition. First, the assembly approved the next steps to be taken to solve the current situation regarding the Euroleague's contract with Telefonica in order to arrive at a satisfactory resolution in the coming days. Second, the assembly approved a basic working document to establish the criteria for awarding Final Four venues fo
Basketball - 14 Oct 2003
NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour television network, will televise exclusively the WNBA Select Team as they vie for the championship of the FIBA Women’s World Cup 2003 in Samara, Russia featuring teams from Korea, Brazil and Russia. NBA TV's portion of live coverage of the preliminary round will begin Tuesday, October 14th.
Basketball - 14 Oct 2003
NBA Comissioner David Stern announced on Friday that his league plans to work with the Euroleague to help develop basketball's popularity and economic viability in Europe. At a press conference before Friday night's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and Euroleague champion FC Barcelona, Stern said that 'we have discussed this with our friends from the Euroleague, and we'll work together to make basketball more popular, to grow the sport itself and to grow its economic possibilities.' Among thos
Basketball - 09 Oct 2003
The Board of the Euroleague, prior to the start of the official competition, has scheduled to meet on October 10 in Barcelona. The meeting, which will begin at 16:00 CET in the Euroleague offices, will have the following agenda of issues to address:
Basketball - 01 Oct 2003
Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications and Cablevision Systems have entered into multi-year agreements with the National Basketball Association for distribution of NBA TV, the league’s 24-hour network, it was announced today by NBA Commissioner David Stern, Time Warner Cable Executive Vice President of Programming Fred Dressler, Cox Communications Vice President of Programming Bob Wilson and Cablevision Senior Vice President of Digital Project Management Kristin Dolan.
Basketball - 12 Sep 2003
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and its European Zone (FIBA Europe) have announced today that they will not be renewing their existing agreement with Sportfive which ends in December 2004.
Basketball - 02 Sep 2003
On Tuesday afternoon, the CEO of the Euroleague, Jordi Bertomeu, is traveling to Bologna with the objective of collecting the most information possible about the current situation of Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna following ratification by the Italian Basketball Federation (FIP) of the Italian League's decision to not admit Virtus into the top division of Italian basketball (A1).
Basketball - 15 Aug 2003
In an effort to further enhance the popularity of women’s basketball around the globe, FIBA will launch its inaugural Women’s World Cup this year.
Basketball - 06 Jun 2003
The WNBA announced today that WNBA.com will feature a minimum of ten live video webcasts of WNBA games during the 2003 season as part of a new multi-year deal with RealNetworks®, Inc.
Basketball - 19 May 2003
The ULEB wants to express its disappointment in the decision made by FIBA-Europe to not accept the agreement negotiated in recent months and wishes to clarify the following:
Basketball - 06 Mar 2003
Jordi Bertomeu, CEO of the Euroleague, took the opportunity of the regular season MVP trophy presentation to Joseph Blair of Ulker on Tuesday to speak for the first time to the media of Turkey at a pre-game press conference in Istanbul.
Basketball - 12 Feb 2003
Former New Zealand Olympic coach Keith Mair is so keen to get stuck into his new role as CEO of England Basketball he is planning to start work just minutes after arriving from the Southern Hemisphere.
Basketball - 05 Feb 2003
Euroleague Basketball S.L. has announced a restructuring of its Marketing Department, including the launch of its new Team Services Division.
Basketball - 10 Jan 2003
NEW YORK & PARIS, January 9, 2003 - The NBA announced today new television agreements with seven telecasters in Germany, providing its growing German fan base with an unprecedented amount of NBA coverage during the 2002-03 NBA season.
Basketball - 18 Nov 2002
The Board of the Euroleague, the body appointed at the General Assembly last October 4th in Madrid, held its first meeting on Saturday in Barcelona, where the following agreements have been adopted:
Basketball - 15 Nov 2002
For the third time in just six weeks, Euroleague fans have set a new record for regular season attendance! The 12 games of Week 6 have seen an average of 5,152 fans in arenas spread across 9 different countries.
Basketball - 12 Nov 2002
New York, NY, November 12, 2002? The NBA has renewed television agreements with many long-time international partners including NHK (Japan), TV Azteca (Mexico), Canal + (Spain), Canal + (France), CCTV (China) and ESPN Star Sports (Asia). This season, NBA games and programming are televised to a record 212 countries in 42 languages via 148 different telecasters. A record 12 telecasters from China will provide unprecedented NBA coverage to their region.
Basketball - 11 Oct 2002
The first week of the 2002-03 Euroleague season has been nothing short of an historic success! Excited fans came out in droves to set a record for the highest average crowd ever to watch Euroleague games in the same regular season week: 4,668 spectators per arena.
Basketball - 19 Sep 2002
Molten Corporation, one of the world's leading ball manufacturers, and the Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB), have reached an agreement to make the Molten ball model B7L the official ball of the recently formed ULEB CUP, which will begin play on October 15th.
Basketball - 11 Jul 2002
The WNBA 2002 All-Star Game, which will showcase the most talented female basketball players in the world, will be televised in 178 countries around the globe in 24 different languages.
Basketball - 10 Jul 2002
Mr. George Vassilakopoulos, President of FIBA Europe, gave a press conference today in Athens, Greece in which he discussed the reasons why FIBA Europe and ULEB were unable to reach an agreement for the 2002/2003 season and the upcoming FIBA Europe Champions Cup.
Basketball - 08 Jul 2002
The assembly of the Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB), meeting today, July 7, 2002 in Barcelona, Spain, has approved the creation of a new European competition, the ULEB Cup, which will debut with the upcoming 2002-03 basketball season.
Basketball - 02 Jul 2002
The Executive Committee of FIBA Europe, after meeting with the representatives of all FIBA Europe Conferences and the President of the Competitions Commission, on 29th June 2002 in Halkida, Greece, has taken the following decisions:
Basketball - 18 Jun 2002
American Express announced today it will create a new advertising campaign featuring NBA and WNBA players that will begin during the 2002-03 NBA season.
Basketball - 13 Jun 2002
NEW YORK, June 12 -- The WNBA has reached a new agreement with ABC Sports and ESPN, Inc. to televise WNBA regular-season and playoff games and additional programming beginning in 2003. The six-year agreement extends the WNBA’s national television coverage through its 12th season.
Basketball - 31 May 2002
The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the 2002 NBA Finals will be broadcast in Spanish on television, radio and the Internet. The league unveiled a comprehensive U.S. Hispanic marketing initiative in February at the NBA All-Star 2002 'Latin Night' festivities.
Basketball - 22 Jan 2002
The National Basketball Association has reached six-year agreements with ABC, ESPN and AOL Time Warner to have ABC, ESPN, Turner Network Television (TNT), and a new AOL Time Warner/NBA jointly owned national cable sports network, televise NBA games beginning with the 2002-03 season.
Basketball - 19 Nov 2001
New York, NY, November 19, 2001 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) have entered a multi-year, multi-platform television agreement with Alpha TV --one of Greece's leading broadcasters. The deal brings fans across the country NBA and WNBA programming for the 2001-02 NBA season and the 2002 WNBA season via Alpha TV, Polis TV and Alpha Digital Synthesis.
Basketball - 07 Nov 2001
With Sabena Airlines going into liquidation and the resultant difficulties experienced since September 11th England Basketball have been severely affected by these actions, in the doubling and in some cases, trebling of flight costs for the impending international games.
Basketball - 05 Nov 2001
The Board of FIBA-Europe met on 2nd and 3rd November 2001 for its 13th session of the 1998 - 2002 term of office in Munich, Germany.
Basketball - 31 Oct 2001
England Basketball has now constructed a brand new site to serve the members more than the previous site. The new England Basketball site www.englandbasketball.co.uk provides up to date information on the National League, International Teams, our sponsors and general information about England Basketball.
Basketball - 22 Oct 2001
NEW YORK and LONDON, October 22, 2001 - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the BBC announced today that the BBC will be on site at New York City's Madison Square Garden on October 30th for the New York Knicks' home opener against the Washington Wizards and will broadcast the game live to viewers across the UK.
Basketball - 19 Oct 2001
The WNBL is proud to announce the launch of its new website: www.wnbl.com.au . This site has been developed under the auspices of One Basketball and is the very first site for the new e-Basketball Initiative.
Basketball - 26 Sep 2001
The grounding of Ansett and the resulting lack of available seats on alternative airlines has forced the cancellation of the National Basketball League’s pre-season tournament in Townsville and Cairns in October.
Basketball - 24 Sep 2001
The National Basketball League has delayed making a decision on whether to proceed with the upcoming NBL Blitz pre-season tournament until the close of business on Tuesday September 25.
Basketball - 14 Sep 2001
The Annual General Meeting of England Basketball will be held this Saturday to receive the Annual Report of the Association. Over the last year the Association has enhanced the development of the sport at Regional and Local level. The Active Sports programme has led to an improvement in the structure of the sport at a Local level. The Association will also report on the increase in International competition and the successful first year of England Basketball Enterprises.
Basketball - 10 Sep 2001
Following the decision taken by the Board of FIBA-Europe at its meeting today, the ULEB wishes to make the following statements:
Basketball - 10 Sep 2001
The Board of FIBA-Europe met informally today prior to the final games of FIBA’s European Championship for Men to evaluate recent developments in its relationship with ULEB-Euroleague, and has come to the conclusions below.
Basketball - 07 Aug 2001
At the recent Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly meeting it was decided that Melbourne would host the Commonwealth Games in 2006.
Basketball - 01 Aug 2001
NEW YORK, Aug. 1 -- The National Basketball Association and Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE:RBK) have formed a 10-year strategic partnership beginning in 2001, under which Reebok will design, manufacture, sell and market licensed merchandise for the NBA, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Development League (NBDL), the NBA's new minor league.
Basketball - 26 Jul 2001
FIBA announced today that it has renewed its agreement with the Paris based Photo Department of Agence France Presse. The original agreement was signed in October 2000, with AFP providing digital photos of every single game of the FIBA SuproLeague, and storing them on their central server in Paris.
Basketball - 10 Jul 2001
MP Web, Internet Company of the Media Partners Group, through the deal with Euroleague Marketing, is still the Euroleague’s Partner for the 2001-2002 sport season.
Basketball - 10 Jul 2001
As a prelude to Euroleague Draw tomorrow in Venice, the member clubs of the Euroleague lined up firmly today behind the competition format for the 2001-02 regular season and expressed the intention of maintaining a cooperative relationship with FIBA despite the continuing lack of a signed agreement between the two parties.
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