SOUTH BEND, Ind., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) announced today it has acquired the exclusive domestic cable and streaming rights to the Israel Basketball Super League (ISBL). Two live games per week will be broadcast on FBC's two cable and satellite networks, FETV (Family Entertainment Television) and WHT (World Harvest Television).
"We are thrilled to partner with Israel Basketball Super League as the exclusive TV and streaming home in the United States," said FBC CEO Drew Sumrall. "The ISBL features some of the most competitive professional basketball in the world. American viewers will be delighted and entertained by the quality of play in the ISBL."
"We couldn't be more excited to enter into this agreement with FBC," said Shmuel Frenkel, Chairman of the ISBL. "We look forward to a rewarding and productive partnership, and we are very happy to expose the Israeli teams and players to the American audience."
The ISBL regular season is contested from November through April, with the playoffs culminating in June. The defending champions are Maccabi Tel-Aviv, one of the most decorated clubs in all of Israeli and European professional basketball.
FETV (Family Entertainment Television) is available nationwide to nearly 60 million households through DirecTV (channel 323), Dish Network (channel 82), Verizon FiOS (channel 245), AT&T U-verse (channel 578), Sling TV, Comcast (select markets), Spectrum, and dozens of other cable systems. FETV is dedicated to providing American households with ... Real. Family. Entertainment.TM
WHT (World Harvest Television) celebrates the life of faith by bringing the best Christian educational and informational programs to viewers in millions of homes on DirecTV channel 367, as well as streaming online and through Roku devices.
About Israel Basketball Super League
Founded in 1953, the Israel Basketball Super League (ISBL) is the first division in Israeli professional basketball. Each year thirteen teams compete for the League Championship, as well as the opportunity to compete in the FIBA Champions League.
SOURCE Family Broadcasting Corporation
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