All Euroleague team 2011Basketball fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland will be able watch the Euroleague from the beginning of the Top 16 phase of the season on ESPN.

The channel will screen the Game of the Week, starting on December 27 when Siena faces Maccabi Tel Aviv at 7:45pm. ESPN’s coverage will continue through the Top 16 phase, the play-offs and reaching its pinnacle with coverage of the 2013 Euroleague Final Four, hosted at The 02 Arena in London from May 10 and 12.

In addition to games, ESPN UK will air the weekly Euroleague Basketball Magazine show and will televise the documentary series “Basketball Cities” later this season.

“We are very happy to continue collaborating with ESPN in the UK and Ireland markets, guaranteeing the best platform for Euroleague Basketball in the UK,” said Andrea Bassani, Euroleague Basketball’s Chief of Television and New Media Rights Officer.

“One of our main goals this season was to find an ideal partner to broadcast the Euroleague games in the UK, where we are bringing our signature event, the Final Four. We are convinced that through this agreement with ESPN UK and the upcoming Final Four in London our basketball will prove to be something that sports fans in the United Kingdom enjoy immensely.”

Added Simon Potter, senior director of programming and production, ESPN EMEA: “We’re very happy to continue to add to the variety of top sport that we offer to fans in the UK and Ireland, and feel that basketball fans now know ESPN is the home for hoops in the UK and Ireland with the Euroleague joining the NBA and NCAA coverage.“

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