ESPN & FIBA Sign Five-Year Multiplatform Rights Agreement

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ESPN & FIBA Sign Five-Year Multiplatform Rights Agreement

  • Exclusive rights to more than 1,300 games, including the World Cup, Women’s World Cup, all Continental Championships
  • Exclusive live look-ins, in-progress highlights and unlimited use of game clips and highlights to use across its linear, digital and mobile/app platforms

Today, ESPN and FIBA announced a multiyear agreement which is effective now through September 2021, which includes the right to distribute events across ESPN’s linear, digital and direct-to-consumer platforms. The deal includes exclusive rights to more than 1,300 games, including the World Cup, Women’s World Cup, all Continental Championships, U17 and U19 Championships, Qualifying for the Olympics, World Cup and Continental Championships.

“ESPN is excited to continue our partnership with FIBA as the popularity of international basketball continues to ascend,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice-president, programming and scheduling. “This is our largest deal to date with FIBA, which will expand our year-round basketball presence exponentially.”

“The USA is FIBA’s top ranked country and the home of basketball,” said Frank Leenders, Director General of FIBA Media and Marketing Services. “Our agreement with ESPN means that fans will get to see the very best of international basketball on a regular basis.”

Additionally, ESPN will have exclusive live look-ins, in-progress highlights and unlimited use of game clips and highlights to use across its linear, digital and mobile/app platforms.

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Media Contacts: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected] Twitter: @Ben_ESPN; Gianina Thompson at 860-766-7022 or [email protected] Twitter: @Gianina_ESPN.

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Gianina Thompson

“Never wish for it more than you work for it.” My dad has told me this ever since we watched the New York Yankees win the World Series in 1996. Living by those words has brought me to ESPN as their Senior Publicist for NBA, MLB, FIBA, and Little League. Working for the World Wide Leader in Sports, it comes naturally that I have a competitive nature. Competing on a Division 1 college rowing team and receiving both my master’s and bachelor’s degrees before turning 22 years old, further illustrates that. Sports are more than entertainment; it’s hopes for something bigger than yesterday.
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