Under the unprecedented agreement, FOX SPORTS will show both men's and women's tournaments. This is in place for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and its Qualifiers - including the Boomers' home and away games - that get underway in November. The deal also factors in next year's FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, the FIBA Asia Cups for Men and Women as well as the FIBA Continental Cups Qualifiers.
FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Patrick Baumann said: "We are thrilled to team up with FOX SPORTS in bringing the very best of national team basketball to fans right across Australia. The close followers of the Boomers and Opals now know there is one place where they can watch and follow the games of their favorite players and teams."
Under the agreement, FOX SPORTS' rights include: the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and its Qualifiers, the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018, the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 (for Men and Women), the 2017 and 2021 editions of the FIBA Asia Cup, the 2019 and 2021 editions of the FIBA Women's Asia Cup and the FIBA Continental Cups 2021 Qualifiers (for Men and Women).
The announcement comes as the Boomers travel to Lebanon to compete in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, which tips off on August 8. FOX SPORTS' exclusively live coverage of the tournament gets underway in prime-time at 20:30 Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10) with a showdown between Kazakhstan and New Zealand, before the Boomers line up for their opening clash against Japan at 23:00. Australia will face two more pool clashes against Hong Kong (August 10) and Chinese Taipei (August 12).
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