Wales-based Pedestal Television has secured a second season of 30 games to be covered live for the British Basketball League. The BBL operates the only men’s professional basketball league in the UK.
Pedestal Television’s contract covers the supply, crewing and operation of the broadcast equipment required, using their flyaway Portable Production Unit. The matches are cut and streamed live via the BBL website, and highlights are broadcast on British Eurosport HD.
“The BBL are leading the way with the concept of BBLTV,” commented Pedestal Television’s Chris Taber. “Basketball has a big following in the UK and it’s the forward thinking of the BBL that’s giving the fans what they want and is successfully exposing the sport to more and more people.”
David Leyden Dunbar, commercial director of British Basketball added: “Taking control of our broadcast content was a huge step for the League and we needed a partner who could be dynamic, reacting to our needs, in addition to giving us total confidence in their ability to meet our expectations in terms of delivery. I’m pleased to say Pedestal TV exceeded these expectations and have fitted the bill perfectly. With an encouraging first season of weekly content under our belt we’re looking forward to a bigger and better second year with Pedestal.”