The Pro Basketball League introduces a brand new media contract, launches the "PBL app" and proceeds to grow its own events.
This afternoon General Manager Wim Van de Keere & President Arthur Goethals open the new "EuroMillions Basketball League" season with the yearly Pro Basketball League press conference. "We want to make basketball the second most popular sport in Belgium"
For the first time in eight years basketball returns to public TV. VRT will broadcast at least eight EuroMillions Basketball League games and the Belgian cup LIVE for the following three seasons. RTBF will include the images in the news. The Pro Basketball League will also maintain its continuity by broadcasting 40 to 45 games on the Telenet & VOO sports channels. Highlights will be available on Sporza/VRT, VOO, Telenet, laDH.be and Auvio/RTBF.
Belfius Mons-Hainaut and FILOU Oostende will battle for the first trophy of the season in the bpost supercup next Saturday 22 september at 20h30 in Mons.Arena (Mons).
For the Orange All Star Game (dec 27df at Sportcampus Lange Munte) the Pro Basketball League expands the selection to all players of the EuroMillions Basketball League. In last year's first edition only home-grown players could join.
The League also introduces a 3x3 championship in coöperation with Basketbal Vlaanderen and Association Wallonie-Bruxelles de Basketball and will proceed development of the Belgian basketball awards.
In cooperation with the EMBL clubs an online ticketing platform will be available in all arenas starting 2019-2020. More info on the "Pro Basketball League" will follow soon.
NEW CSR PROJECT - SOS KINDERDORPEN
In context of its CSR-policy the Pro Basketball League picks SOS Kinderdorpen as a new partner. Christmas Basketball and the Orange All Star Game serve as the ideal stage for all clubs and the EuroMillions Basketball League to engage in various initiatives for this charity.
SAVE THE DATE
• Supercup MON vs OOS // sat 22 september 2018 // Mons.Arena Mons
• Aanvang seizoen 2018-2019 // sat 29 september 2018
• Orange All Star Game // 27 december 2018 // Kortrijk
• Finale the Belgian cup 2019 // sun 10 march 2019 // Vorst Nationaal
• Belgian basketball awards // TBD
• Start EuroMillions Basketball League playoffs // fri 24 mei 2019