Television

Ten Sports Network to broadcast season 2 of UBA live

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/03/21/Mr.%20Rajesh%20Sethi.jpg?itok=n1rS5blj

MUMBAI: Zee Entertainment Enterprise Limited's (ZEEL) sports network Ten Sports Network, United Basketball Alliance (UBA) to bring India’s first Professional Basketball League to Ten Sports Network. Season 1 of the league was played in Hyderabad in July and saw participation from India’s best basketball players. A grand opening for Season 2 of the UBA was held in Pune and broadcast LIVE on Ten Sports Network channels. The league will span over a month, kicking off in Pune and then moving to Hyderabad for the playoffs and the semi-finals. The league will culminate with a best of 3 games final from 1st to 3rd April at the Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad.

Ten Sports has partnered UBA to broadcast 5 seasons of the League. Season 2 will have a minimum of 36 LIVE matches with International quality HD production. Broadcast veterans Paul Crane and Victor Howell will lead the broadcast coverage for Season 2 on Ten Sports. Announcing the deal, Ten Sports Global CEO Rajesh Sethi  said: “We are delighted to partner with UBA for India’s first Professional Basketball League. I am confident that UBA will change the face of Indian professional Basketball forever. There is a lot of participation in Basketball among younger audiences and through the UBA, Ten Sports will offer the best of Indian Baskbetball to our viewers. With increased opportunity to take up the sport professionally and with the training camps, we will see more talent coming through the ranks which will enhance the quality of play. Ten Sports will offer the best of programming on UBA through LIVE broadcasts, studio and wrap-around shows and other educational content.”

The UBA Pro League sees participation from eight  franchisees – Bengaluru Beast, Chennai Slam, Delhi Capitals, Haryana Gold, Hyderabad Sky, Mumbai Challengers, Pune Peshwas and Punjab Steelers. Chennai Slam was the winner of Season 1 defeating Pune Peshwas in the final. Nine top players from Season 1 were taken to the USA for a training camp where they trained among present and former NBA stars. “The players were trained just as pro athletes train in the US, every day with very little time off.  The first week they struggled, but in the second week, their strength and ability saw significant increases.  We know with continued programs, the players can reach elite levels,” says Jody Basye, US Coaching Sr. Manager. A documentary titled ‘Inside the UBA’ on the rigorous training camp and the life of these to be stars was filmed and airing on Ten Sports Network channels. The UBA plans to make these training camps for the best players an annual affair and provide them the much-needed exposure to improve the standard of the game in India.

UBA Season 1 saw celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan, Evelyn Sharma attend matches while Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Telangana State's Honorable Sports Minister, T. Padma Rao were also special guests. UBA will continue working towards involving celebrities in the game and the league. Tommy Fisher, President of Fisher Industries and CEO of UBA said: “The response of Bollywood, local and central government agencies has been extremely positive.  In the weeks, months and years ahead, we plan on working hand in hand to help develop basketball as a superior sport and form of entertainment in India.”

Matches are broadcast LIVE on Ten Action and Ten HD on 2 slots – 16:30 hours and 19:00 hours. Primetime coverage on Ten Sports Network channels will ensure maximum coverage and reach for the UBA Pro League.

Schedule of UBA Pro Basketball League 2016 (Season 2)

           

Match No.

Date

Time

Match

Venue

Live/Delay

Regular Season

1

Thursday, 18 February 2016

16:30

Punjab Steelers v Delhi Capitals

Pune

Ten Action/HD

2

Thursday, 18 February 2016

19:00

Mumbai Challengers v Haryana Gold

Pune

Ten Action/HD

3

Friday, 19 February 2016

16:30

Chennai Slam v Hyderabad Sky

Pune

Ten Action

4

Friday, 19 February 2016

19:00

Bengaluru Beast v  Pune Peshwas

Pune

Ten Action/HD

5

Saturday, 20 February 2016

16:30

Delhi Capitals v Haryana Gold

Pune

Ten Sports/HD

6

Saturday, 20 February 2016

19:00

Hyderabad Sky v Pune Peshwas

Pune

Ten Action

7

Sunday, 21 February 2016

16:30

Chennai Slam v Bengaluru Beast

Pune

Ten Sports

8

Sunday, 21 February 2016

19:00

Punjab Steelers v Mumbai Challengers

Pune

Ten Action (Delay)

9

Monday, 22 February 2016

16:30

Punjab Steelers v Chennai Slam

Pune

Ten Action

10

Monday, 22 February 2016

19:00

Bengaluru Beast v Pune Peshwas

Pune

Ten Action

11

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

16:30

Mumbai Challengers v Bengaluru Beast

Pune

Ten Action

12

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

19:00

Delhi Capitals v Hyderabad Sky

Pune

Ten Sports/HD

13

Thursday, 25 February 2016

16:30

Hyderabad gold v Punjab Steelers

Pune

Ten Action/HD

14

Thursday, 25 February 2016

19:00

Delhi Capitals v Mumbai Challengers

Pune

Ten Action/HD

15

Friday, 26 February 2016

16:30

Chennai Slam v Pune Peshwas

Pune

Ten Action/HD

16

Friday, 26 February 2016

19:00

Hyderabad Sky v Bengaluru Beast

Pune

Ten Sports/HD

17

Saturday, 27 February 2016

16:30

Punjab Steelers v Delhi Capitals

Pune

HD (Live)/Ten Action (Delay)

18

Saturday, 27 February 2016

19:00

Mumbai Challengers v Haryana Gold

Pune

Ten Action

19

Sunday, 28 February 2016

16:30

Chennai Slam v Hyderabad Sky

Pune

Ten Action/HD

20

Sunday, 28 February 2016

19:00

Pune Peshwas v Haryana Gold

Pune

Ten Action/HD

Break

21

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

16:30

Hyderabad gold v Delhi Capitals

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

22

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

19:00

Mumbai Challengers v Punjab Steelers

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

23

Thursday, 24 March 2016

16:30

Pune Peshwas v Hyderabad Sky

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

24

Thursday, 24 March 2016

19:00

Chennai Slam v Bengaluru Beast

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

25

Friday, 25 March 2016

16:30

Punjab Steelers v Haryana Gold

Hyderabad

Ten Action

26

Friday, 25 March 2016

19:00

Delhi Capitals v Mumbai Challengers

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

27

Saturday, 26 March 2016

16:30

Chennai Slam v Pune Peshwas

Hyderabad

Ten Action

28

Saturday, 26 March 2016

19:00

Hyderabad Sky v Bengaluru Beast

Hyderabad

Ten Action

Playoffs

29

Sunday, 27 March 2016

16:30

2nd Place (North) v 3rd Place (North)

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

30

Sunday, 27 March 2016

19:00

2nd Place (South) v 3rd Place (South)

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

Semi Finals  (Best of 3 Games)

31

Monday, 28 March 2016

16:30

Winner 2v3 (South) v 1st Place (South)

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

32

Monday, 28 March 2016

19:00

Winner 2v3 (North) v 1st Place (North)

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

33

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

16:30

Winner 2v3 (South) v 2nd Place (South)

Hyderabad

Ten Action

34

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

19:00

Winner 2v3 (North) v 2nd Place (North)

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

16:30

Winner 2v3 (South) v 3rd Place (South)*

Hyderabad

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

19:00

Winner 2v3 (North) v 3rd Place (North)*

Hyderabad

* if Necessary

Final Championship (Best of 3 Games)

35

Friday, 01 April 2016

19:00

North Winner v South Winner

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

36

Saturday, 02 April 2016

19:00

North Winner v South Winner

Hyderabad

Ten Action/HD

Sunday, 03 April 2016

19:00

North Winner v South Winner*

Hyderabad

* if Necessary

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/02/prive.jpg?itok=BS6zPI6d
This July, Immerse yourself in a wonderful world of amazing stories with Privé Collection on &PrivéHD

Be it true love, ghosts, football, killing – you name it and the collection has it all! Here’s an exciting, tragic, creepy, action-packed and funny assortment of tales like no other! From fearless action sequences to epic adventures or maybe a cheerful animation to something hysterically funny, we...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/aplause.jpg?itok=lMwW7zks
Applause Entertainment partners with Gurinder Chadha and Sunder Aaron

MUMBAI: With a strong focus on building an exciting and ambitious content slate that serves a diverse set of audiences, Applause Entertainment has rapidly emerged as one of the leading studios in India. An Aditya Birla Group venture, the content studio led by media veteran Sameer Nair has announced...

Television Production House Fiction
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/sportskeeda.jpg?itok=BQrqjlhJ
Sportskeeda to launch an original interview series “Free Hit” with Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, and Yuvraj Singh

Sportskeeda, India’s largest all-sports news website is all set to launch its original interview series “Free Hit”. The first-of-its-kind series FreeHit catches-up with legendary cricketers in their own homes, and listens-in as they narrate their journey of becoming what they are today. 

Television TV Channels Sports
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/Raktim-Das_0.jpg?itok=Oy5L5CQe
TV9 appoints Raktim Das as COO of Studio9

Beefing up its management team and adding momentum to its pan-network digital expansion plans, TV9 Bharatvarsh announced the appointment of former Zee executive cluster head, innovation studio, and custom content Raktim Das as COO of its property Studio9.

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/07/01/arnab.jpg?itok=8fDClSCO
Bombay high court suspend 2 FIRs against Arnab Goswami

Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was given an interim relief by Bombay high court on Tuesday as it suspended two FIRs against him for allegedly making provocating and inflammatory statements over Palgarh lynchings and gathering of migrant workers outside Bandra railway station.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/06/30/mathur.jpg?itok=riJ9WvQs
Outgoing Mathrubhumi TV CEO Mohan Nair on his decade-long journey

NEW DELHI: It is no mean feat to contribute towards the legacy of a leading media organisation when it ventures into newer turfs, but outgoing Mathrubhumi TV CEO Mohan Nair made it possible with sheer grit and determination, as he led the foray of the legacy print publisher, ruling the Malayalam...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/06/30/abp.jpg?itok=mscnPqAx
ABP Ananda as the emblem of Bengali culture: 15 years & counting

West Bengal’s most illustrious news channel, ABP Ananda, has added yet another chapter to its glorious history, completing 15 years of operations this month. Since inception, the channel has been the quintessence of local, on-ground reporting in Bengal and has carved a special place in the heart of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/06/30/nair.jpg?itok=liLHY4vl
Mathrubhumi TV CEO Mohan Nair moves on

NEW DELHI: After a stint of more than nine years at the broadcast section of  media giant Mahrubhumi, Mohan Nair has confirmed his departure from the role of CEO of Mathrubhumi TV and Kappa TV to Indiantelevision.com.  It was under Nair’s leadership that Kerala-based media group had ventured into...

Television TV Channels Regional
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/06/30/template_0.jpg?itok=OUqFx-Nj
PTC Punjabi Film Awards - Celebrating Punjabi Cinema in a "World’s First" style

Amid the dark clouds of the Corona virus pandemic tightening their noose over the globe, PTC Network and its creative team are all set to commemorate a decade-long journey of the PTC Punjabi Film Awards. The commemorative event would indeed prove to be a whiff of fresh air for Punjabi cinema fans,...

Television TV Channels Viewership

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required