Mediaset confirms Fiba partnership

Spanish network to show international basketball for next five years.

Mediaset confirms Fiba partnership

The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has signed a five-year deal with Spanish broadcast network Mediaset España.

Between 2017 and 2021, Mediaset will show coverage of the Spanish men's national basketball team, including two editions of the Eurobasket, in 2017 and 2021, and the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China. Mediaset will also show qualifying fixtures for all tournaments.

"Spain is one of the top basketball nations in the world and Mediaset Espana is the pre-eminent broadcaster in Spain," said Patrick Baumann, the Fiba secretary general. "This is a perfect marriage to bring the best of national team basketball to the Spanish fans."

Spain are the reigning Eurobasket champions, having overcome Lithuania in the final of the 2015 edition.

The deal was brokered by Fiba Media, a strategic joint venture between Fiba and Perform.