The renewal of the agreement comes with FIBA's Competition System 2017+ set to launch in November. Under the new system, teams across the globe will play regular official games in qualifying windows held year-round to qualify to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 and FIBA Continental Cups 2021, including FIBA EuroBasket Cup 2021.
Tomer Tourgeman, CEO of The Sports Channel, said: "We are extremely happy to have renewed our agreement with FIBA. These are exciting times for Israeli basketball. We are hosting the Group Phase of the FIBA EuroBasket this summer for the first time in many years and then FIBA's Competition System 2017+ is going to see the national team playing regular FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifier games starting in November. The Sports Channel is truly going to be the Home of International Basketball and we can't wait for it to start."
Patrick Baumann, FIBA Secretary General and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member, said: "FIBA is delighted to have renewed the agreement with The Sports Channel. Israel is a major basketball country and the extensive coverage of FIBA events over the next five years guarantees that the fans will get to see the very best of international basketball."
The agreement was brokered by FIBA Media, the strategic partnership between FIBA and Perform, which continues to secure multi-year agreements related to FIBA’s new calendar of events.