|Lipko and his basketball-playing friends are set to be beamed out to 167 countries around the world|
EuroBasket 2013 will reach a bigger audience than ever before, with FIBA announcing a record-breaking distribution for the event throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
A strong group of broadcast partners will provide FIBA Europe's flagship event with quantity and quality coverage across 167 countries around the globe.
Long-standing and valued FIBA partners, such as Canal+ in France, RAI in Italy, NTV in Turkey, RTR in Russia and Viasat in the Baltic region, will continue to give extensive space in their schedules for EuroBasket 2013.
New FIBA partners include prestigious broadcasters such as Mediaset in Spain, Antenna and OTE in Greece, Polsat in Poland, BT Sport in the UK and the combination of ARD and Spox in Germany.
Coverage is now virtually complete across Europe with the addition of some European countries, through partners such as Sport1 (Netherlands) and RTS (Switzerland).
Outside of Europe, there is extensive coverage across Asia (including CCTV in China, Fuji TV in Japan, Solar in the Philippines, Starhub in Singapore), the Americas (including ESPN, Direct TV, Fox Sports) and Africa (including Al Jazeera, SuperSport, Sport+).
Last but not least, all games will also be available on the LiveBasketball.TV digital platform.
It is predicted that the gold medal game will result in a record television audience for a EuroBasket final.
For a full list of broadcast partners please click here.