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Sky Sport and Māori Television join forces to deliver FIBA Basketball World Cup to New Zealanders

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Sky Sport and Māori Television join forces to deliver FIBA Basketball World Cup to New Zealanders

Sky Sport and Māori Television join forces to deliver FIBA Basketball World Cup to New Zealanders

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Sky Sport is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Māori Television to sub license the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and ensure more coverage of the tournament is broadcast LIVE in New Zealand to Kiwi basketball fans.

The new agreement is in addition to the existing Māori Television coverage which will see LIVE free-to-air coverage of all Tall Blacks matches before the quarter finals, the quarter finals, both semi-finals, the third and fourth playoff match and the final broadcast on Māori Television.

Māori Television matches can be found on Sky channel 19.

The additional 18 LIVE matches from the tournament will now be broadcast on Sky Sport, these will include the following matches.

Opening Ceremony - August 31, 12.00am Sky Sport 8
Poland v Venezuela - August 31, 8.00pm Sky Sport 3
Canada v Australia - September 1, 7.30pm Sky Sport 9
Tall Blacks v Brazil - September 1, 8.00pm Maori TV
Czech Republic v USA - September 2, Delayed 12.30am Sky Sport 8
Tunisia v Iran - September 2, 8.30pm Sky Sport 9
China v Poland - September 3, 12.00am Sky Sport 8
South Korea v Russia - September 3, 12.30am Sky Sport 9
Australia v Senegal - September 3, 7.30pm Sky Sport 8
Brazil v Greece - September 4, 12.00am Sky Sport 8
USA v Turkey - September 4, 12.30am Sky Sport 9
Angola v Philippines - September 4, 7.30pm Sky Sport 9
Italy v Serbia - September 4, 11.30pm Sky Sport 8
Russia v Argentina - September 5, 12.30am Sky Sport 9
Brazil v Montenegro, September 5, 8.00pm Sky Sport 5
Lithuania v Australia, September 5, 11.30pm Sky Sport 8
Greece v Tall Blacks, September 6, 12.00am Maori TV
USA v Japan, September 6, 12.30am Sky Sport 3
2nd Round Teams TBC - September 7, 12.30am, Sky Sport 9
2nd Round Teams TBC - September 8, 8.00pm, Sky Sport 8
2nd Round Teams TBC - September 9, 8.00pm, Sky Sport 9
Quarter Final 1 - September 10, 11.00pm, Maori TV
Quarter Final 2 - September 11, 1.00am, Maori TV
Quarter Final 3 - September 11, 11.00pm, Maori TV
Quarter Final 4 - September 12, 1.00am, Maori TV
Semi Final 1 - September 13, 8.00pm, Maori TV
Semi Final 2 - September 14, 12.00am, Maori TV
3rd Place - September 15, 8.00pm, Maori TV
Final - September 16, 12.00amm, Maori TV

Sky Director of Sport, Tex Teixeira says this is a slam dunk for basketball fans.

“We are very happy and thankful to reach this agreement with Māori Television. It’s going to be a great event, and we’re all hoping to see the Tall Blacks go deep into the tournament, good luck team!”

Māori Television’s Pou Waihanga Kaupapa (Head of Content Creation), Callie Schaumkel welcomed the collaboration with Sky Sport.

“We are thrilled to be working with Sky Sport to deliver the 2019 FIBA World Cup to as many Kiwis as possible,” Ms Schaumkel says.

The opening match of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, Poland v Venezuela, will be broadcast LIVE on Sky Sport 3, 8.00pm Saturday August 31st.

All Tall Blacks matches at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will be broadcast LIVE on Māori Television (Sky channel 19). The Tall Blacks' opening match is against Brazil on Sunday September 1st at 8.00pm.