MIES, Switzerland (Basketball Champions League) – Basketball Champions League (BCL) and Canal+ have reached a three-year agreement for the French broadcaster to carry full coverage of the Basketball Champions League, running each season from October to April.
With this agreement, Canal+ will provide its viewers the opportunity to follow the journey of more than 15 European champions over the next three years, including the best French teams (ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, AS Monaco, SIG Strasbourg and Le Mans Sarthe Basket for this year’s edition).
Basketball Champions League CEO Patrick Comninos endorsed the partnership with Canal+. "It is a great pleasure for us to announce this signed agreement with Canal+, a leading broadcaster group in France and in Europe", he said. "The Basketball Champions League exposure will be maximised thanks to the various offer of Canal+ channels, and we are glad to see the Basketball Champions League extending its experience through digital coverage. This broadcast agreement also complements the contribution of Canal+ to basketball, offering the best of its experience to its viewers, and to each and every basketball fan."
In the same vein, Thierry Cheleman, Sports Director of Canal+ Group, said: "The Canal+ Group is very pleased to strengthen its sports offering. We wish to offer the best of the sport to our viewers and the return of basketball during weekdays on our channels is great news. The Basketball Champions League is a brand new European competition where the best French teams will be facing the rest of Europe."