In my last post I was hoping that one of the Canadian sports networks would step up to the plate and carry Canada's Senior Men's National Team games in the upcoming 2010 FIBA World Championship taking place in Turkey beginning August 28th.
Well, it looks like Canada Basketball was working hard to make it happen. It was announced earlier today that Canada Basketball & TSN2 have partnered up and have a 2 year broadcasting agreement which will bring us the 2010 FIBA World Championship tournament that starts in just one week's time!
This agreement also includes TSN2 bringing us the 2010 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN, 2011 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP and the 2011 FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN.
TSN2’s broadcast schedule for the 2010 FIBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is as follows:
• Saturday, Aug. 28 – Canada vs. Lebanon at 11:30 a.m. ET
• Sunday, Aug. 29 – Canada vs. Lithuania at 9 a.m. ET
• Tuesday, Aug. 31 – Canada vs. France at 11:30 a.m. ET
• Wednesday, Sept. 1 – Canada vs. New Zealand at 9 a.m. ET
• Thursday, Sept. 2 – Canada vs. Spain at 9 a.m. ET
Additional games to be confirmed.
Here is the full press release from Canada Basketball: http://www.basketball.ca/en/hm/inside.php?sid=1&id=4420
This news definitely helped start my weekend off even better!