FIBA Europe and MediaZone score with LIVE online broadcast coverage of EuroBasket And EuroBasket Women 2007
Munich, 31 August- FIBA Europe and MediaZone, a leading global online broadcaster of licensed video and audio content, today announced their strategic partnership to offer LIVE online coverage of all EuroBasket 2007 and EuroBasket Women 2007 games.
EuroBasket Men will kick off first and can be purchased by visiting the following website, http://www.mediazone.com/channel/basketball/eurobasketMen2007/index.jsp.
With a European Championship and Olympic qualification on the line, these hard-fought, passionate basketball tournaments will feature some of the world’s best players including NBA stars Tony Parker, Mehmet Okur, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol and Andrei Kirilenko as well
as European league stars such as Marco Belinelli and Rudy Fernandez.
|Tony Parker will lead France as they try to unseat Greece as EuroBasket Champions.|
This year’s EuroBasket games will take place September 3-16 in Alicante, Granada, Palma de Mallorca, Sevilla and Madrid, Spain and EuroBasket Women will take place September 24- October 7 in the Italian cities of Vasto, Ortona, Lanciano and Chieti.
Avid basketball fans will be able to watch the top 16 European countries compete for this year’s championship title in both the men’s and women’s categories LIVE or On Demand, with many games including play-by-play commentary.
“We have worked with MediaZone over the last couple of years and we have been pleased with the results,” said Nar Zanolin, FIBA Europe Secretary General.
“We have chosen MediaZone as our broadband distribution partner because of their ability to offer a complete turnkey solution of delivering and marketing paid media coupled with full content security, billing and customer care. EuroBasket 2007 and EuroBasket Women 2007 are the highlights of our calendar and we are delighted that we will have the opportunity to once again partner with MediaZone to ensure that these events reach a global audience.”
“MediaZone is thrilled to once again partner with FIBA Europe to bring the LIVE coverage of these prestigious competitions to a global audience, especially given the heightened anticipation surrounding the 2008 Olympic Games,” said Chris Ott, sports division director, MediaZone.
“Our collaboration in broadcasting EuroBasket 2005 and the FIBA World Championships 2006 was a tremendous success and we are happy to offer EuroBasket 2007 and add EuroBasket Women 2007 to our programming schedule.”
The All-Access Pass that allows courtside action of every game LIVE and On Demand is available for US $19.99. Individual Game Passes can be purchased for US $3.99 to $5.99; geographic restrictions will apply for areas where the television rights have been sold. For details or to purchase, visit MediaZone.com/eurobasket2007 or MediaZone.com/eurobasketwomen2007.
About FIBA Europe
FIBA Europe is the governing body for basketball in Europe. As the governing body, FIBA Europe is responsible for controlling and developing the sport of basketball in Europe. Among many tasks, this includes promoting, supervising and directing international competition at the club and national team levels and governing and appointing European international referees.
MediaZone is a leading global provider of licensed video and audio content distributed securely via broadband networks to personal computers. MediaZone offers both subscription services and pay-per-view access to live event broadcasts, and an extensive library of content in sports, film, TV entertainment, lifestyle, music, health, fitness, religious, international, how-to, and personal development video and audio media. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in China and Europe. MediaZone is a division of MIH Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Naspers. For more information, please visit: MediaZone.com or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.