Isaac
Last week

Million people watch Hawks-Bullets on Facebook

The NBL's decision to go all in with its 'Next Stars’ program is seemingly paying off already, with one million people in the United States tuning in to the Facebook live stream of the Illawarra Hawks’ game with the Brisbane Bullets.

That number makes it the most watched NBL game of all time, and is thanks to the presence of LaMelo Ball, the projected top-3 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft who decided to play one year in Australia before declaring.

Before the 2019-20 NBL season began, the league announced a partnership with Facebook, with a selection of games set to be streamed live on Facebook Watch. The purpose: make the most of the presence of up-and-coming NBA talent like Ball and the New Zealand Breakers’ R.J. Hampton.
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Anonymous  
Last week

That will be more than 50 million viewers over the season that is huge for the NBL

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ME  
Last week

All the NBL needs to do is make fans pay a dollar donation each lol.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Do you know how advertising works?
The NBL will make $$$ from Facebook watch

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Mystro  
Last week

900,000 of them were NBA scouts

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Perthworld  
Last week

^ I LOL'ed

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paul  
Last week

Me too!

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Anonymous  
Last week

News.com has a story on Lamelo today.
He getting more of a profile in Australia now and if he can playing well soon a lot of Australian's will know who he is.

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Cram  
Last week

"The NBL will make $$$ from Facebook watch"

More like $.CC

But that's still a win

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Anonymous  
Last week

From memory it was reported at the time the NBL get a 45% share of advertising revenue from Facebook.

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Anonymous  
Last week

^nbl gets 55% Facebook gets 45%

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Anonymous  
Last week

55% from Facebook watch over the season will bring in good $$$ for the NBL
And a lot more than just $.cc

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UseTaHoop  
Last week

It's not only about the $$$

More eyes watching makes it more attractive to sponsors (of NBL and franchises) and other media (think fat tv).

LaMelo might just save the Hawks from falling over. Larry and Hawks management should be all over this, pushing for major sponsors for Illawarra.

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KET  
Last week

I think this is why trying to lineup nba players to return towards the end of their careers is important. Imagine Ingles back to Adelaide, Simmons back to Melbourne etc

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Perthworld  
Last week

UTH

fat TV?

It's "FTA"

and you called it feta TV in the other thread.

:D

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Anonymous  
Last week

It's not only about the $$$

More eyes watching makes it more attractive to sponsors (of NBL and franchises) and other media (think fat tv).


What do you think sponsors do? They pay with $$$


LaMelo might just save the Hawks from falling over. Larry and Hawks management should be all over this, pushing for major sponsors for Illawarra.

Eg. Slam online maybe?

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UseTaHoop  
Last week

PW

Haven't been checking my ramblings before posting today. Auto co-wreck all over me.

FYI "fat tv" is a network run by Pauli ant the Fat Pizza crew.

Peace be with you.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Fat Pizza pizzas. They're big and they're cheesy.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Going Viral!!! Hahahaha.

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UseTaHoop  
Last week

Fat Pizzas were pretty viral.

Haute virene

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Anonymous  
Last week

people watched because of lamelo, not because they love the the nbl as a competition. Most people still prefer to watch the nba

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Anonymous  
Last week

^^^ Captain obvious calling!

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