Sky Sports will continue to be the home of top-flight British Basketball action for another year in a deal officially announced today.

Working together with Buzz 16, production partner of the British Basketball League (BBL) and Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL), this coverage extension ensure elite competition will be broadcast on Sky for a third successive season.

As part of the agreement Sky Sports will continue to air matches live across their platforms throughout the season, including the BBL and WBBL Trophy Final, Cup Final and Play Offs, as well as action every week during the regular BBL Championship season.

It is an exciting time for the BBL which is currently in the midst of a ground-breaking era with record attendances up and down the country.

This past season the Vertu Motors Arena hosted more sold-out home tip-offs than in the history of the club as well as fans tuning into watch regularly featured Newcastle Eagles games on Sky.

Former Eagles player Drew Lasker has been a key part of the Sky Sports team this season. (Photo: Reece Alderson)

“We are absolutely delighted to continue our partnership with Sky Sports who have been outstanding to work with throughout their time as broadcast partner of the league”, said the BBL’s Chief Operating Officer, Andy Webb.

“Their high-quality coverage brings basketball to homes across the country each week and ensures our fans can enjoy the very best of the action the league has to offer.

Buzz 16 have produced many live games on Sky Sports from the Vertu Motors Arena over the last two seasons.

“This is a thrilling time to be involved with the sport and it’s great to see Sky continue to support us on our journey”.

Fans will be able to see BBL games throughout the 2022-23 season live on Sky Sports Arena and the Sky Sports YouTube channel, as well as the BBL Player.

In the 2021-22 season our Eagles featured in eight televised games on Sky Sports home and away.

“Having the BBL back on Sky Sports for the past two seasons has been great for our viewers”, added Helen Falkus, Director of Multi-Sports at Sky.

“The BBL and WBBL complements our NBA and WNBA schedules and giving an insight into the growth of the sport in this country.

“We’re excited to see the story develop in the future on our platforms.”

The schedule of games shown on Sky Sports will follow the announcement of the 2022-23 fixtures later this summer.