WNBL Secures 2021/22 Broadcast Extension
he Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) has announced an extended broadcast partnership with Foxtel, Kayo and ABC covering the upcoming 2021/22 season.
Every game of the season, beginning on 2 December, as well as finals, will be broadcast live on Kayo, with Fox Sports and ABC to show one game each round live on Saturday nights.
Kayo will also extend their broadcast further to show up to two games per week live on Kayo Freebies and one game per week on Kayo YouTube.
Basketball Australia CEO, Matt Scriven, said: “This broadcast deal is a win for the fans who are at the heart of every decision we make.”
“The fans wanted live games in the premium Saturday 5pm timeslot and this will be available on Fox Sports and ABC.
“The quality of the competition at the WNBL is world class, Foxtel, Kayo and ABC have the combined audiences to ensure the games can be watched in every household.
“The WNBL showcases the best talent in the country, and this broadcast deal ensures all the fans will have access to quality coverage throughout the season,” Scriven said.
Foxtel Group commercial director – sports, Rebecca McCloy, said: “We have a rich history with the WNBL and over the years have seen the league, players, coaches, clubs and national participation in the sport go from strength to strength.”
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the WNBL and between Foxtel and Kayo will be showcasing every game of the WNBL this season Live to the 2.4 million households now watching sport on our platforms, providing the largest audience of sports fans in the country.
“In addition, we’ll be taking the reach of WNBL even further, streaming up to two games from every round live on Kayo Freebies, unlocking even more opportunities to grow women’s basketball in Australia,” McCloy said.