Statement on WNBL/ABC Partnership

Statement on WNBL/ABC Partnership

Basketball Australia today confirmed that as a result of the Federal Government cuts to ABC funding, the 2014/15 Wattle Valley WNBL season would be the last shown on ABC TV live around Australia.

Anthony Moore, BA CEO, said "We are incredibly disappointed to lose ABC Sport as a broadcast partner.  The ABC has been a loyal & valued partner of Basketball Australia and the WNBL for many years and it has consistently delivered high quality women's basketball matches to homes around the country."

Moore added "The Australian Sports Commission review into the WNBL will be released in early December to the basketball community.  This report deals with broadcast opportunities and BA will now turn our attention to the options available to continue to showcase the Wattle Valley WNBL to Australian basketball fans."

The remainder of the Wattle Valley WNBL 2014/15 season will continue to be broadcast on ABC up to and including the Grand Final to be held on Sunday 8th March, 2015.