GEM to broadcast FIBA Oceania Championships live

Basketball Australia has announced that Game 1 of the FIBA Oceania Championships will be available to watch on free-to-air television.

According to Basketball Australia, negotiations are underway for the Game 2 broadcast and will be confirmed later.

The FIBA Oceania Championships is a two-game series featuring our Australian Boomers and Opals against New Zealand's Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns, and will decide the road to next year's Rio Olympics. Game 1 will be hosted in Melbourne, and Game 2 will be in New Zealand.

The Boomers are currently in Europe, getting ready for the upcoming match against New Zealand. They lost to Lithuania 68-80, and will play Lithuania again on Saturday, followed by two warm up games against Slovenia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI2F_LQmB0A

Meanwhile, the Opals are in fine form in their warmup series against Japan, having won two games on Monday and Wednesday; they will play Japan again at Ballarat tonight.


FIBA Oceania Championships Game 1

When: 15 Aug 2015, Saturday, broadcast starts 630pm AEST.

Where: Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne

How to watch: Free broadcast on Nine Network's GEM


FIBA Oceania Championships Game 2

When: 18 Aug 2015, Tuesday

Where: TSB Arena in Wellington

How to watch: To be confirmed