The BAL 2022 season will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 14 languages through free and pay television broadcast partnerships with Canal+, ESPN, NBA TV, Tencent Sports, TSN, American Forces Network and Voice of America; All 38 BAL games will be streamed live on the NBA app, http://NBA.com and http://NBA.com/BAL; The season opener will feature Senegal‘s Dakar Université Club (DUC) taking on Guinea‘s Seydou Legacy Athlétique Club (SLAC) at the Dakar Arena on Saturday, March 5 at 12:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm GMT on Canal+. , ESPNews and TSN; Tickets for Sahara Conference Games and Fan Zone Experience in Dakar from March 5-15 on sale now at NBA.com/BAL
The Basketball Africa League (BAL) today announced its list of broadcast partners for the 2022 BAL season (https://on.nba.com/3hEBzXm), which kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, March 5 at the Dakar Arena in Dakar. Senegal, and will include stops in Cairo, Egypt and Kigali, Rwanda. The second season of BAL will reach fans in 215 countries and territories in 14 languages through free and pay television broadcast partnerships with Canal +, ESPN, NBA TV, Tencent Sports, TSN, American Forces Network (AFN) and Voice. of America (VOA) and live streaming on the NBA app, http://NBA.com and http://NBA.com/BAL.
In the season opener, Senegal’s Dakar Université Club (DUC) will take on Guinea’s Seydou Legacy Athlétique Club (SLAC) at 12:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. three cities in the next three months. The second BAL final will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 12:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm GMT on Canal+, ESPNews and TSN.
Tickets for the Sahara Conference games and the BAL Fan Zone experience at the Dakar Arena from March 5-15 are on sale now at NBA.com/BAL, Jumia.sn (https://bit.ly/35Mz1DF ) (premium and court seats) and in the BAL cultural animations at various points of sale in Dakar. BAL’s first Fan Zone will feature a DJ, live musical performances, food booths, merchandise for sale, opportunities to meet NBA and basketball legends, and more.
“BAL is back with an impressive group of world-class broadcast distribution partners for our second expanded season,” said BAL President Amadou Gallo Fall. “As the competition heats up and travels to more cities across Africa, we are excited for BAL games to reach more fans across Africa and the world on the devices and platforms they use the most through our partners and website. BAL official.
Please find full details on the global broadcast distribution of the BAL 2022 season below:
For the second consecutive year, Canal+ and ESPN will broadcast all BAL matches in the Francophone and Anglophone countries and territories of sub-Saharan Africa. Canal+ will also produce and distribute original programming about the league, including an eight-episode magazine show “BAL Action” that will premiere on March 5. VOA will broadcast 31 games across its extensive radio network in Africa, including select games in English, French, Portuguese, Kinyarwanda and Wolof. New this year, VOA and BAL will collaborate on additional programming including weekly podcasts from Dakar, Cairo and Kigali beginning March 4 that will be broadcast via VOA and BAL’s online platforms. Free selected channels across Africa will broadcast BAL games throughout the season. In the US, the opening game and finals will air on ESPNews, with all remaining games available on ESPN+. ESPN will broadcast the opening game and Finals in select countries in Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean and Latin America, and all BAL games will air on ESPN’s digital platforms in the same regions. BAL games and programming will be available in Canada on TSN and in China on Tencent Sports. AFN, which is distributed to US military bases and ships at sea in 167 countries and territories, will broadcast select games live and on-demand throughout the season. NBA TV will broadcast all 38 games live or delayed in the US and around the world. For the second year in a row, all BAL games will be streamed live on the NBA app, http://NBA.com and http://NBA.com/BAL.
The 12 BAL teams, representing 12 African countries and including defending BAL champion Zamalek (Egypt), have been divided into two conferences: the Sahara Conference and the Nile Conference. Each conference will play a group stage of 15 games during which each team will face the other five teams in its conference once. The group stage of the Sahara Conference will take place at the Dakar Arena from March 5-15, while the group stage of the Nile Conference will take place at the Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo from April 9-19. The top four teams from each conference will qualify for the BAL Playoffs, which will feature a single-elimination tournament and finals at the Kigali Arena from May 21-28.
New Fortress Energy (NFE), the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), NIKE, Jordan Brand and Wilson will return as founding partners of BAL. The league’s list of world-class marketing partners also includes Flutterwave and Hennessy.
Basketball Africa League season 2 publicity video (https://bit.ly/3K8zyyK) (Credit: BAL)