FIBA World Championships to air on TSN2

TSN has announced a two year deal with Canada Basketball that will give TSN2 the right to air the upcoming 2010 FIBA World Championship.

The FIBA World Championship is a world basketball tournament for men’s national teams hosted every four years by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

This years men’s championship includes teams from Canada and 23 other countries. It takes place in Turkey between August 28th and September 12th in the cities of Ankara, Kayseri, Izmir and Istanbul.

TSN2’s coverage will feature all Team Canada games along with the playoffs and finals. Coverage begins on Saturday, Aug. 28 with Canada vs. Lebanon at 11:30 a.m. ET live from Turkey.

The following is a list of when Team Canada games will be played. Additional games are still to be confirmed.

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

As part of the two-year agreement, TSN2 will also be the Canadian broadcaster for the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women, 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, and the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for women.

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2 Responses to “FIBA World Championships to air on TSN2”
  1. Lorne Armstrong says:

    The coverage of Canada at the FIBA World Championships was very well done. As for the rest of the coverage of one of the world’s biggest sporting events is a joke. As the only carrier of the FIBA championships, your company should be doing a better job. The people who are in charge of programming need to be replaced. We as viewers could be watching some of the best basketball in the world, live, but your company would rather show reruns of old sporting events ( I turned off the Olympic reruns) and hours of morning Sport Center, again the same program rerun. Get with it, if you are not going to do the sport justice, do not get the rights to broadcast!

  2. rich pet says:

    Lorne is correct. The broadcast of the Canada games was superb with great in Studio commentary.
    But how can you be ignoring all of the other games. ESPN already is broadcasting the games, with an announcer, there is absolutely nothing for you at TSN to do.
    This tournament is immensely popular and the fact Canadians do not get to watch all of the other teams in preliminary round and playoff round matches is a farce.
    With this type of broadcasting attitude, Canada will remain an insular nation focused on a “niche” sport such as hockey while ignoring and in the end failing at all of the world sports that everyone watches and follows.
    Go Canada at next olympics and world championships. Hopefully by 2014 TSN will show all of the FIBA matches and hopefully the fresh young crop of Canadians will qualify and make the playoff round as well.