BI Streaming services for the 2015-2016 season

BI Streaming services for the 2015-2016 season

  • Oct 15,2015

Basketball Ireland is to stream 66 games live in full across the 2015-2016 season. All games will be free to view on the Basketball Ireland website. The amount of games represents an 18% increase on the 2014-2015 season when 56 games were shown.

The first games to be streamed will be on Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st during a ‘Pink Weekend’ at the National Basketball Arena.

Four Women’s Premier League and four Women’s Division One games will take place as part of a campaign to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland. All eight games will be streamed live.

The Men’s Premier League Double Headers commence this Sunday October 18th however the first men’s event to be streamed in full will be the FIBA Europe Cup encounter between Hibernia Basketball and Bakken Bears on Wednesday November 18th.

“We’ve looked to up our game this season, but we’re still in a situation where we have to pick our battles,” said Basketball Ireland Secretary General Bernard O’Byrne. “It’s not ideal that we won’t have a full service in place this weekend, but every Men’s Premier League club will be streamed across the series.”

Basketball Ireland Media & Communications Manager Ross O’Donoghue added: “Basketball fans who follow us on social media will know we’ve been using mobile technology this season to share more live action than ever. Use of Periscope and the like will continue but high quality streaming represents a serious investment on our part to both service and broaden our community.”

“We’re also excited to bring Irish involvement in the FIBA Europe Cup to a wide audience and Hibernia Basketball’s away games will also be streamed. That said, the best place to watch basketball will always be courtside so we hope that’s the first place fans will head for.”

This Sunday’s games at the National Basketball Arena feature Eanna versus SSE Airtricity Moycullen and UCD Marian taking on C&S UCC Demons. For the first time ever, tickets for the Men’s Premier League can be purchased online. The games will also be streamed for mobile devices only via the Periscope app.

2015-2016 Streaming Schedule:

Saturday October 31st:
11:30 – Longford Falcons v Oblate Dynamos (Women’s Division One)
13:30 – Team Garvey’s Tralee v ITC Basketball (Women’s Division One)
15:30 – Pyrobel Killester v Team Montenotte Hotel (Women’s Premier League)
17:30 – Meteors v Portlaoise Panthers (Women’s Premier League)
19:30 – Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Singleton’s SuperValu Brunell (Women’s Premier League)

Sunday November 1st:
11:30 – Ulster Rockets v Marble City Hawks (Women’s Division One)
13:30 – Team DenJoes American Style v Fr Mathews (Women’s Division One)
15:30 – DCU Mercy v UL Huskies (Women’s Premier League)

Wednesday November 18th:
19:30 - Hibernia v Bakken Bears (FIBA Europe Cup)

Wednesday November 25th:
19:30 - Hibernia v Tajfun Sentjur (FIBA Europe Cup)

Wednesday December 2nd:
19:30 - Hibernia v CEZ Nymburk (FIBA Europe Cup)

Sunday December 13th:
14:00 – DCU Saints v UL Eagles (Men’s Premier League)
16:00 - GCD Swords Thunder v Eanna BC (Men’s Premier League)

Sunday December 20th:
14:00 – DCU Saints v C&S UCC Demons (Men’s Premier League)
16:00 – Pyrobel Killester v Templeogue (Men’s Premier League)

January 9th/10th/11th 2016: Hula Hoops Men's and Women’s National Cup Semi-Finals.

January 2016: Subway All Ireland Schools Cup Finals

January 29th/30th/31st 2016: Hula Hoops National Cup Finals

February 2016: All Ireland Schools League Finals

March 28th/29th 2016: National League Finals

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