Sky Sports have announced that British Basketball is returning for a second season and it all tips-off with our BBL Championship clash against Leicester Riders.

This first live game sees the 2020-21 BBL Championship winners face our Play-Off title holding Eagles on Friday 29 October.

Our Eagles’ league game against Sheffield Sharks at the Vertu Motors Arena on Friday 26 November will be our first home game of the season to be shown live on Sky Sports since the return of spectators last month.


In addition to a host of league fixtures across the BBL, both the men’s and women’s finals will be televised including the Cup Finals on Sunday 30 January 2022, Trophy Finals on 20 March 2022, and the end of season finale Play-Off Finals on 15 May 2022 at The O2 in London.

All games will be shown on Sky Sports Arena (with subscription) and Sky Sports Mix (free for all Sky customers) with selected games will also available on Sky Sports Main Event.

A packed schedule of weekly British basketball will be hosted again by Nat Coombs, joined by GB Olympian Kieron Achara MBE, former Newcastle Eagles star and The BBL Show co-host Drew Lasker, and guests from across the league.


Buzz16 Productions are back to produce the coverage for Sky Sports and they have also committed to including Mama Youth apprentices on the production team.

All games will tip-off at 7:30pm with all the build-up from 7pm.

The latest schedule from Sky Sports has the following Eagles games line-up:

  • AWAY
    Fri 29
     
    Oct
    19:30

    Leicester Riders - vs -Newcastle Eagles

    Morningside Arena Leicester
    BBL Championship


  • HOME
    Fri 3
     
    Dec
    19:30

    Newcastle Eagles - vs -London Lions

    Vertu Motors Arena
    BBL Championship

  • AWAY
    Fri 17
     
    Dec
    19:30

    Leicester Riders - vs -Newcastle Eagles

    Morningside Arena Leicester
    BBL Championship

  • HOME
    Fri 18
     
    Feb
    19:30

    Newcastle Eagles - vs -Glasgow Rocks

    Vertu Motors Arena
    BBL Championship

A full list of televised tip-offs can be found on the BBL and WBBL websites.