WNBL 2020 on Foxtel, Kayo and ABC
Its taken a pandemic to get BA off their backsides and get behind the WNBL, but the hypocrisy of of it all is astounding, Fox sports executive Steve Crawley stating its -"Women's basketball is a source of inspiration and excitement for Australians of every age group..... it always has been but they never bothered before
then you have the ABC, who canned the only women's basketball competition shown on main stream TV when they had their ""çuts' but kept every men's sport they had. Now they are ''thrilled to welcome them back'', they should never have been cut to begin with.
Good luck to all these women who put their heart and soul into this sport for very little in return, and lets hope these media outlets keep them next season too, after all they have been given $43 million to promote women in sport the last two years and all we got was the womens AFL.
Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter AM explained the significance of this broadcast agreement for Australian women’s basketball.
“This broadcast agreement with Fox Sports, Kayo and the ABC will provide the Chemist Warehouse WNBL with more exposure than ever before.
“Having all 60 games of the 2020 season shown live across Australia will provide a platform to showcase one of world’s leading basketball leagues featuring Australia’s best established and emerging athletes. This high-profile visibility across Australia will help build upon the popularity and growth of women’s basketball and inspire a whole new generation.
Basketball Australia Head of Women in Basketball Lauren Jackson AO said this broadcast agreement provides a platform for Australians to become fans of the country’s leading basketballers.
Fox Sports Executive Director Steve Crawley, said: “Women’s basketball is a source of inspiration and excitement for Australians of every age group. We are stoked to be the home of the WNBL in 2020 bringing every game of the season live to a record number of sports fans watching on Foxtel and Kayo."
Director of ABC Regional & Local Judith Whelan, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome back the WNBL to the ABC - the natural home of women’s sport in Australia. We are also delighted that one of this country’s most experienced and passionate basketball commentators, the ABC’s Corbin Middlemas, will be part of this season’s on-air WNBL commentary team. The ABC is looking forward to bringing Australian fans two games per week of one of the best women’s basketball competitions in the world.”