TV Guide: NBL 2021-2022 season on 10 Peach and ESPN


• 10 and ESPN kick off their new broadcast deals

The 2021/2022 Hungry Jack’s NBL Season tips off this weekend as the sport starts new broadcasting agreements with both Network 10 and ESPN. Coverage begins this Friday on ESPN with a doubleheader featuring the debut of the NBL’s newest franchise, Tasmania JackJumpers at 7.30pm AEDT where the team takes on the Brisbane Bullets.

10 kicks off its coverage on Sunday, 5 December as the Adelaide 36ers take on the Illawarra Hawks at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, while Melbourne United will begin their championship defense against arch-rival the Sydney Kings at Qudos Bank Arena, marking the NBL debut of ex-NBA champion Matthew Dellavedova for Melbourne United.

Throughout the year fans can catch two NBL matches every Sunday on 10 Peach and streamed live on 10 Play, while all 140 games will plus finals will be available live across ESPN and the ESPN App* in Australia, and for the first time all NBL games will also air on ESPN in New Zealand (*excluding New Zealand Breakers games which will air on Sky Sport).

The partnership means the NBL returns to Network 10 for the first time since the 2014/2015 season and will see two games broadcast live each Sunday afternoon in a marquee timeslot during the season, showcasing four hours of basketball action on 10 Peach and streamed live in HD on 10 Play, from 1pm.

The 2021-22 season is the first in a three-year deal broadcast deal between ESPN and the National Basketball League that ensures ESPN is the home of the NBL, with every game live on ESPN and the ESPN App*.

NBL Round 1:

Friday December 3
7.30pm AEDT, Tasmania JackJumpers vs Brisbane Bullets, ESPN
9.30pm AEDT, Perth Wildcats vs Adelaide 36ers, ESPN

Saturday December 4
8pm AEDT, South East Melbourne Phoenix vs New Zealand Breakers, ESPN

Sunday December 5
1pm AEDT, Adelaide 36ers vs Illawarra Hawks, ESPN
3pm AEDT, Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United, ESPN
5.30pm AEDT, Perth Wildcats vs Cairns Taipans, ESPN

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