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London Lions v Leicester Riders Full Match

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Here is the Video On Demand version of the BBL Trophy 1st round match from the Copper Box Arena in London.

Your host for the match is Lisa Knights and the commentary team are Daniel Routledge and Flo Larkai



BBL Trophy Leicester Riders v Surrey Scorchers On Demand


 WBBL action Leicester Riders v Sheffield Hatters On Demand


BBL Championship Worcester Wolves v Newcastle Eagles On Demand


The WBBL Trophy Final between the Sheffield Hatters and the Barking Abbey Crusaders On Demand


The Molten Slam Dunk 2016 On Demand


The BBL Cup Final between the Newcastle Eagles and the Leicester Riders On Demand


BBL Trophy 1st Round – London Lions v Leicester Riders On Demand




London Lions ready for first BBL Webcast game

The Lions would have been happy to see the end of 2015. Five losses in a row at the close of the year were finally overturned in a gripping match when they managed to take the win from the Plymouth Raiders in the first match of the 2016.

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Alex Owumi joined the team mid way through December. Owumi replaced Jaron Lane who had played only limited minutes in his last few games. Head Coach, Nigel Lloyd commented, “We needed a spearhead for our team and more experience, Alex will provide that and I’m sure the fans will take to him.”

The following few clashes weren’t what Lloyd was looking for though. Losses to Sheffield, Glasgow and Worcester must have made the Christmas period a little less merry, but with last weekend’s thrilling win in the dying minutes the Lions will be looking to build on that this Friday when they take on the Leicester Riders at the Copper Box.

The match will be shown in its entirety, free and live on

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Leicester Riders feature in our first live game

The Leicester Riders are set to feature in our first webcast this Friday, January 8th.

Things are looking good for the Riders. A long winning streak has earned their coach, Rob Paternostro the Molten BBL Coach of the Month award for December. It’s a deserved win, the Riders have still only lost once this season in all competitions.

Paternostro masterminded his team’s safe passage into another BBL Cup Final and ensured Riders remain well-placed in 2016 to continue to challenge Esh Group Eagles Newcastle for the BBL Championship title.

They started December with a BBL Cup Semi-Final second leg victory against London Lions, completing the job and wrapping up a coveted berth at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 17 July against the Eagles, with a 75-65 success.

The first of a trio of BBL Championship triumphs and also consecutive road wins came at Manchester Giants, as Riders eased their way to a 76-66 victory.

This Friday they return to the Copper Box to take on this season’s less fancied London Lions, although with the exciting win against the Plymouth University Raiders still uppermost on their minds, the Lions will be looking to continue their recent good form.

Can they maintain their current form? Find out on where you can watch the match live, for free


London Lions v Plymouth University Raiders

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Here is the video on demand version of the match today.

We will be live to air going forward and we would love you to join us on the 8th, 17th, 22d and the 30th when we will be streaming full speed ahead.

Anyway here is the last quarter of this brilliant, nail biting game, we hope you enjoy it.




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Welcome to the test broadcast from the Copper Box Arena in London

This is the test for our systems for our new coverage of the BBL -which officially goes live on Friday night the 8th of January.

Please excuse any blips as we are testing the system, so the coverage will be building as we go through today’s match, so we will be all set to go from the start on Friday night.

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BBL Cup Final Give-away

WebcastSport have secured SIX pairs of tickets for the fabulous BBL Cup Finals Day at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on January 17th

All you have to do to be in the running to win a pair of tickets is to give us your name and your email address below and you will be entered in the draw.

We will select the winners at random on Christmas eve and contact you with details on how to get your prize – it couldn’t be simpler.

Plus, you can follow us on Twitter where we will keep you up to date with all of our BBL and WBBL webcast news and who has won what.


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WebcastSport brings BBL to your screens

Following a pioneering collaboration between WebcastSport,  Hawk-Eye Innovations, and the British Basketball League (BBL), LIVE coverage of BBL & Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) games is to return to screens worldwide in January 2016.This exciting deal has been made possible by cutting edge technology supplied by UK sports technology innovators, Hawk-Eye Innovations, best known for its electronic line calling service for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships and its Premier League football goal line technology.The first stage of this ground-breaking partnership will see an initial pilot of four BBL events streamed live in January 2016 via and, times and competitions are as follows:

* Fri Jan 8, 2016 – Live Stream from 19.15
The Copper Box, London: BBL Championship

London Lions v Leicester Riders

* Sun Jan 17, 2016 – Live Stream from 11.45
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham:

WBBL Trophy Final,

BBL Slam Dunk,

BBL Cup Final

* Fri Jan 22, 2016 – Live Stream from 19.15
University of Worcester Arena, Worcester: BBL Championship –

Worcester Wolves v Esh Group Newcastle Eagles

* Sat Jan 30, 2016 – Live Stream from 15.45
New Leicester Community Sports Arena, Leicester:

WBBL Championship – Leicester Riders v Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters

BBL Championship – Leicester Riders v Surrey Scorchers

The four pilot BBL events are to be produced by sports broadcaster, WebcastSport, using Hawk-Eye’s SMART production service, a solution that significantly reduces the cost of live basketball production by up to 75% without impacting on the quality of the output.

Employing four to six automated broadcast quality HD cameras, which utilise Hawk-Eye’s cutting edge, vision processing techniques, and combining Hawk-Eye’s IT-based software platform, WebcastSport will deliver a live, HD quality sports programme ready for streaming, which will also be available free on demand.

A further element of the collaboration will enable basketball fans worldwide to watch the live streaming of BBL games for free on their PC, and on their tablet or smart phone via the Sky Sports’ app.

Bob Hope, Commercial Director, BBL, WBBL and GB Basketball commented, “This is a hugely exciting first step towards our goal of bringing British basketball to fans worldwide.

“I would like to thank all parties involved who have worked both hard and selflessly to pull this ground-breaking collaboration together.

“Not only will the partnership give fans the opportunity of watching live games on their PCs but also on their tablets and Smartphones, and all for free.

“This, coupled with accessibility worldwide, was for us, an important element of this project.”

Hawk-Eye’s Managing Director, Stephen Carter said, “We are delighted to be part of this innovative collaboration with the BBL.

“Following our trials with networks across multiple American sports, including basketball and baseball, we feel our technology is the perfect match for the BBL and we look forward to developing this partnership in 2016.”

Meanwhile Kevin Magee, Managing Director of WebcastSport, added, “WebcastSport is proud to be the web streaming partner for the BBL.

“We are excited to be able to bring our many years of broadcast expertise to one of the UK’s largest sports and to be able to deliver the league live to viewers free of charge.

“The opportunity to collaborate with Hawk-Eye and its new technologies, and the added bonus of our partnership with, will see us take the sport into a new era of interaction with the fan base.”

For further information and a rights-free image (which can also be taken directly from of Tayo Ogedengbe of Surrey Scorchers and Stephen Carter, Managing Director, Hawk-Eye Innovations with a Hawk-Eye automated HD camera, please contact:

British Basketball League:
Paul Nilsen, BBL and WBBL Media Operations
M: +44 (0) 7454388369

Hawk-Eye Innovations
Grace Fenton, Sales & Marketing Officer
T: +44 (0) 1256 483227

Kevin Magee, Managing Director
T: +44 (0) 7971 612 962
Chris White Smith, Commercial Director
T: +44 (0) 7836 256639


About Hawk-Eye:
Hawk-Eye is a sports technology company that provides officiating, broadcast and digital solutions that raise the game for fans and players. Hawk-Eye is an integral part of the sports experience and has become a trusted partner to many of the world’s largest sports federations, media companies and sponsors by providing award winning, innovative solutions that make the game fairer, smarter, safer and more entertaining. Hawk-Eye is part of Sony and has offices around the world.

About WebcastSport:
WebcastSport brings together decades of sports broadcasting experience to bring webcast technology to a new fan base. We come from solid mainstream broadcasting and have the sensibilities of that world embedded in our processes, along with embracing the new technologies available to bring more sport to more people, while not compromising on the quality of the broadcasts. Our aim is to get more people into sport participation by giving under exposed sports a home where they are assured of quality in the presentations.

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Kabaddi roars again

More Kabbadi for you – live from India

I can’t get enough of this – I wish I understood the commentary.

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Kabaddi has also featured in Bollywood movies such as:

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

A Kabaddi match can also be an ‘impress-your-sweetheart’ technique. In other words, ruthi girlfriend  ko manana ho, toh play a match  with some professionals and get beaten hollow. Trust us, this trick will definitely work wonders. Even though, it didn’t help Sriram (Imran Khan) win over Dia (Kareena Kapoor) in the movie.


This movie is yet to be released, but the word is already out that it’s a remake of 2003 Telugu film, Okkadu. It is based on the life of a Kabaddi player, played by Arjun Kapoor.  We’ll also get to see Sonakshi Sinha as the female lead. There will be a Kabaddi night match that will showcase Arjun’s talent as a Kabaddi pro. Let’s wait and watch, what Tevar has to offer!

This sport  has been a part of numerous pop culture references. The 1993 movie Little Buddha starring Keanu Reeves has a scene which depicts the game of Kabaddi.