Press Release

Posted by Ben Cafardo on August 27, 2013

ESPN’s Multi-Platform Coverage of 2013 FIBA Americas Championship & EuroBasket

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ESPN3 to Deliver 130 Live Games, Including Title Games

ESPN2 to Televise Title Games, FIBA Coverage on ESPN Deportes and ESPN.com

ESPN will provide multi-platform coverage of the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship and EuroBasket, highlighted by ESPN3’s live, 130-game schedule – 90 EuroBasket games and 40 FIBA Americas Championship games – which will include the title games (“Final’s”) from each tournament. ESPN3 will deliver the FIBA Americas Championship Final on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. ET and the EuroBasket Final will air on Sunday, September 22, at 3 p.m.

ESPN3’s coverage of the FIBA Americas Championship will begin on Friday, August 30, and extend through the Final on September 11. Coverage of the EuroBasket will begin on Wednesday, September 4, and extend through the Final on September 22. The full schedules are below.

ESPN2 will also televise both title games, beginning with the FIBA Americas Championship Final on Thursday, September 12, at 8 p.m., followed by the EuroBasket Final on Tuesday, September 24, at 2:30 a.m. All ESPN2 and ESPN3 games will be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox Live and Apple TV via WatchESPN.

Commentators

Play-by-play voice Kevin Connors will be joined by analyst and International basketball expert Fran Fraschilla to provide commentary for both Gold Medal games.

ESPN Deportes Brings Exclusive Spanish-language Coverage of 2013 FIBA Americas Championship

ESPN Deportes brings international basketball fans the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship from Caracas, Venezuela.  The network’s multi-platform coverage tips off Friday, August 30,at 5:30 p.m. when Puerto Rico and Brazil take the court. ESPN Deportes TV and ESPN Deportes+, the network’s ESPN3 extension accessible via ESPNdeportes.com, will carry 16 live tournament games. Robert Abramowitz and Jerry Olaya will call the games and analyst Pablo Viruega will add to the coverage.

 ESPN.com’s NBA section will provide comprehensive coverage of FIBA 2013, including daily reports, game stories and news updates from the FIBA Americas site (Venezuela) and FIBA EuroBasket site (Slovenia).

The FIBA Americas Championship is the flagship event of FIBA Americas. The teams that finish in the top four of the 10-team tournament taking place in Caracas, Venezuela (30 August-11 September) will qualify for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.

The EuroBasket is FIBA Europe’s flagship competition. The teams that finish in the top six of the 24-team tournament in Slovenia (4-22 September) will qualify for Spain 2014. Several top NBA stars are scheduled to participate in the EuroBasket tournament, including Tony Parker (France), Marc Gasol (Spain) and Ricky Rubio (Spain).

ESPN3 2013 FIBA Americas Championship schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Fri., Aug. 30 11:30 Jamaica at Canada
  2 p.m. Argentina at Paraguay
  5:30 p.m. Puerto Rico at Brazil
  8 p.m. Venezuela at Mexico
Sat., Aug. 31 11:30 a.m. Uruguay at Jamaica
  2 p.m. Canada at Puerto Rico
  5:30 p.m. Dominican Republic at Argentina
  8 p.m. Paraguay at Venezuela
Sun., Sept. 1 11:30 a.m. Brazil at Canada
  2 p.m. Mexico at Paraguay
  5:30 p.m. Venezuela at Dominican Republic
  8 p.m. Puerto Rico at Uruguay
Mon., Sept. 2 11:30 a.m. Dominican Republic at Mexico
  2 p.m. Jamaica at Puerto Rico
  5:30 p.m. Uruguay at Brazil
  8 p.m. Argentina at Venezuela
Tue., Sept. 3 11:30 a.m. Paraguay at Dominican Republic
  2 p.m. Canada at Uruguay
  5:30 p.m. Mexico at Argentina
  8 p.m. Brazil at Jamaica
Thu., Sept. 5 11:30 a.m. Second Round
  2 p.m. Second Round
  5:30 p.m. Second Round
  8 p.m. Second Round
Fri., Sept. 6 11:30 a.m. Second Round
  2 p.m. Second Round
  5:30 p.m. Second Round
  8 p.m. Second Round
Sat., Sept. 7 11:30 a.m. Second Round
  2 p.m. Second Round
  5:30 p.m. Second Round
  8 p.m. Second Round
Sun., Sept. 8 11:30 a.m. Second Round
  2 p.m. Second Round
  5:30 p.m. Second Round
  8 p.m. Second Round
Tue., Sept. 10 5:30 p.m. Semi-Final One
  8 p.m. Semi-Final Two
Wed., Sept. 11 5:30 p.m. Third-Place Game
Wed., Sept. 11 8 p.m. Final (Title Game)
Thu., Sept. 12 8 p.m. Final (Replay)

 

ESPN3 EuroBasket 2013 schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Wed., Sept. 4 8:30 a.m. Georgia at Poland
  8:30 a.m. Turkey at Finland
  8:30 a.m. Latvia at Bosnia-Herzegovina
  8:30 a.m. Israel at Great Britain
  11:45 a.m. Belgium at Ukraine
  11:45 a.m. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD) at Montenegro
  11:45 a.m. Spain at Croatia
  11:45 a.m. Sweden at Greece
  3 p.m. Serbia at Lithuania
  3 p.m. Czech Republic at Slovenia
  3 p.m. Russia vs. Italy
  3 p.m. France at Germany
Thu., Sept. 5 8:30 a.m. Montenegro at Latvia
  8:30 a.m. Croatia at Georgia
  8:30 a.m. Finland at Sweden
  8:30 a.m. Ukraine at Israel
  11:45 a.m. Germany at Belgium
  11:45 a.m. Bosnia-Herzegovina at Serbia
  11:45 a.m. Poland at Czech Republic
  11:45 a.m. Italy at Turkey
  3 p.m. Great Britain at France
  3 p.m. Lithuania at The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD)
  3 p.m. Slovenia at Spain
  3 p.m. Greece at Russia
Fri., Sept. 6 8:30 a.m. Germany at Ukraine
  8:30 a.m. Montenegro at Bosnia-Herzegovina
  8:30 a.m. Belgium at Great Britain
  8:30 a.m. Latvia at Lithuania
  11:45 a.m. France at Israel
  11:45 a.m. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD) at Serbia
Sat., Sept. 7 11:45 a.m. Spain at Czech Republic
  11:45 a.m. Russia at Sweden
  3 p.m. Italy at Finland
  3 p.m. Croatia at Poland
  3 p.m. Georgia at Slovenia
  3 p.m. Turkey at Greece
Sun., Sept. 8 8:30 a.m. Great Britain at Germany
  8:30 a.m. Bosnia-Herzegovina at The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD)
  8:30 a.m. Poland at Spain
  8:30 a.m. Finland at Russia
  11:45 a.m. Ukraine at France
  11:45 a.m. Serbia at Latvia
  11:45 a.m. Czech Republic at Georgia
  11:45 a.m. Greece at Italy
  3 p.m. Israel at Belgium
  3 p.m. Lithuania at Montenegro
  3 p.m. Slovenia at Croatia
  3 p.m. Sweden at Turkey
Mon., Sept. 9 8:30 a.m. Great Britain at Ukraine
  8:30 a.m. Latvia at The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD)
  8:30 a.m. Georgia at Spain
  8:30 a.m. Greece at Finland
  11:45 a.m. Germany at Israel
  11:45 a.m. Lithuania at Bosnia-Herzegovina
  11:45 a.m. Croatia at Czech Republic
  11:45 a.m. Italy at Sweden
  3 p.m. Belgium at France
  3 p.m. Montenegro at Serbia
  3 p.m. Slovenia at Poland
  3 p.m. Turkey at Russia
Wed., Sept. 11 8:30 a.m. Second Round
  11:45 a.m. Second Round
  3 p.m. Second Round
Thu., Sept. 12 8:30 a.m. Second Round
  11:45 a.m. Second Round
  3 p.m. Second Round
Fri., Sept. 13 8:30 a.m. Second Round
  11:45 a.m. Second Round
  3 p.m. Second Round
Sat., Sept. 14 8:30 a.m. Second Round
  11:45 a.m. Second Round
  3 p.m. Second Round
Sun., Sept. 15 8:30 a.m. Second Round
  11:45 a.m. Second Round
  3 p.m. Second Round
Mon., Sept. 16 8:30 a.m. Second Round
  11:45 a.m. Second Round
  3 p.m. Second Round
Wed., Sept. 18 11:30 a.m. Quarterfinals
  3 p.m. Quarterfinals
Thu., Sept. 19 8:30 a.m. Quarterfinals
  11:30 a.m. Quarterfinals
  3 p.m. Consolation
Fri., Sept. 20 8:30 a.m. Consolation
  11:45 a.m. Semi-Final
  3 p.m. Semi-Final
Sat., Sept. 21 11:30 a.m. 5-8 Place Game (One)
  3 p.m. 5-8 Place Game (Two)
Sun., Sept. 22 11:30 a.m. Third-Place Game
  3 p.m. Final (Title Game)
Tue., Sept. 24 2:30 a.m. Final (Replay)

In 2012, ESPN and FIBA announced a multi-year, multi-platform rights agreement.

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