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2019 “East Asia Super League – The Terrific 12” basketball tournament expands broadcast reach

Posted: September 24, 2019

2019 “East Asia Super League – The Terrific 12” basketball tournament expands broadcast reach

[Macao SAR – September 12, 2019] – A slew of new TV and online broadcast platforms will cover the “East Asia Super League – The Terrific 12” tournament in 2019. The Terrific 12, to take place over September 17-22 at Macao’s Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion, is a premier preseason tournament co-organized by Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government and Asia League. The 2019 The Terrific 12 will include twelve club teams from the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), the B.LEAGUE (Japan), the Korean Basketball League (KBL), and the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). 

This year, broadcast platforms for The Terrific 12 have expanded significantly. Fans from 18 markets will be able to watch the games through 34 channels, a growth of 26% from 27 in 2018. Broadcast channels cover all of the home markets of The Terrific 12 teams, including cooperation with Chinese internet giants Douyin, iQiyi, Sina, and Tencent. 10 regional or sporting TV networks in China will broadcast the games.

Beyond expanded platforms, geographic distribution of broadcasters has also increased. To satisfy basketball fans across Asia, a total of 18 markets will broadcast The Terrific 12 games, up from 11 in 2018. Partnership with FOX Network will bring The Terrific 12 games to fans in markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

A list of broadcast options is provided below.

 

RegionNetwork
GlobalEast Asia Super League Facebook
East Asia Super League YouTube
ChinaStreaming online:

China Education TV Online, Douyin, Douyu, Guangdong Sports app, Hupu, iQiyi, NetEase, PPTV, Sina, Tencent Sports, 西瓜视频 (Toutiao), YouKu, ZhiboTV, Zhibo8

TV broadcast:

China Education TV Culture and Sports Channel, Fujian TV, Guangdong Sports, Guangzhou TV, Liaoning TV, Qingdao TV, Shenzhen TV, Tianjin TV, Wuhan TV, Xinjiang TV

JapanB.LEAGUE Facebook Live
B.LEAGUE YouTube
Macao Macao Cable
PhilippinesCignal
ESPN5
ESPN5 Youtube Live
South KoreaNaver
Other marketsFOX Networks will provide broadcast coverage for Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

 

The Terrific 12 fans will be treated to head to head matches featuring the top teams and players from across Asia via a wide variety of TV and digital providers. [China only] China fans can watch the games on either regional television networks or online video platforms. From the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA), the Liaoning Flying Leopards, Shenzhen Aviators and Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will take the court. Former NBA star guard Lance Stephenson will lead the Liaoning Flying Leopards, marking his first appearance for the team as well as at the Terrific 12. The Shenzhen Aviators will arrive newly rebranded, led by CBA All-Star Shen Zijie.

This year’s rosters will also feature foreign talent including other former NBA players Aaron Jackson, Brandon Bass, Jack Cooley, Jameel Warney, Pierre Jackson and Shabazz Muhammad.

[Japan only] Japanese fans can access broadcast options through both Facebook and Youtube. Japan’s B.LEAGUE will be represented by the Chiba Jets, Niigata Albirex, Ryukyu Golden Kings and Utsunomiya Brex. The Chiba Jets are one to watch. Featuring All-Star forward Ryumo Ono, they are looking to take home their first championship since 2017. B.LEAGUE juggernaut Kei Igarashi will lead the Niigata Albriex BB in their first ever Terrific 12 appearance.  

This year’s rosters will also feature foreign talent including former NBA players Aaron Jackson, Brandon Bass, Jack Cooley, Jameel Warney, Lance Stephenson, Pierre Jackson and Shabazz Muhammad.

[Korea only] In South Korea, broadcast giant NAVER will keep fans up to date on results for their favorite teams. The Korea Basketball League (KBL) sends the Jeonju KCC Egis and Seoul SK Knights. KBL team rosters are comprised of representatives from the National Team and All-Star players such as Kim Sun-hyung of the Seoul SK Knights. 

This year’s rosters will also feature foreign talent including former NBA players Aaron Jackson, Brandon Bass, Jack Cooley, Jameel Warney, Lance Stephenson, Pierre Jackson and Shabazz Muhammad.

[Philippines only] Basketball fans from the Philippines will enjoy both broadcast and online options, through coverage provided by Cignal, TV-5, and TV-5 Youtube, in addition to global FOX Network offerings. The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is represented by Blackwater Elite, the San Miguel Beermen and TNT KaTropa. The PBA teams will feature an impressive line-up of talent, including with three-time PBA All-Star Rey Mark Belo, June Mar Fajardo, a seven-time PBA champion and six-time PBA Champion Jayson “The Blur” Castro competing to bring home a win to the Philippines. 

This year’s rosters will also feature foreign talent including former NBA players Aaron Jackson, Brandon Bass, Jack Cooley, Jameel Warney, Lance Stephenson, Pierre Jackson and Shabazz Muhammad.

About the organizers

For more in-depth, exclusive and behind-the-scenes information about Asia League and The Terrific 12, please follow the below official website and social media pages:

[JP/KR/PH only]