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Basketball set for BBC spotlight

July 14, 2016
By Sheffield Sharks player, Colin Sing
Basketball set for BBC spotlight
Basketball’s booming in Britain.
 
Following the BBC’s live coverage of the Molten BBL Finals back in May, it’s been announced this month that the broadcaster’s going to show even more games for the forthcoming campaign.
 
For the 2016-17 season, 32 British Basketball League (BBL) and Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) Games will be shown live on the BBC red button and on the BBC Sport website.
 
And for the DBL Sharks Sheffield, this massively exciting development means more national profile and more chances to inspire the next generation to take up our fantastic sport.
 
The BBC Sport website has around 20 million users a week and BBC Sport has 27 million fans and followers across its social media accounts. That’s a lot of people who will now be able to watch live basketball for free!
 
All showpiece BBL and WBBL Finals, including the 2017 British Basketball Cup Finals, the 2017 British Basketball Trophy Finals and the 2017 British Basketball Play-Off Finals, will be shown as part of the package. Let’s hope the Sharks are involved in all three!
 
But it’s not all about the men’s game. There will be eight WBBL games too.
 
When the BBL gets underway in September and the WBBL starts in October, we’ll be able to indulge in 64 hours of basketball action!
 
And all this comes ahead of our big move to the new home of the Sharks – the 3,000 seater Park Community Arena on the Olympic Legacy Park – for the 2018-19 season.
 
The future’s looking bright for basketball and the DBL Sharks.