3Cat to broadcast Joventut Badalona’s 2023-24 BKT EuroCup fixtures
Euroleague Basketball has reached an agreement with 3Cat, the new public audiovisual platform of Catalonia, that will exclusively bring all of Joventut Badalona’s BKT EuroCup games to the Spanish territory in the 2023-24 season. The digital platform Esport3cat will broadcast Joventut games until the official launch of the new transmedia and interactive OTT platform 3Cat, which will broadcast all Joventut Badalona games to the Spanish territory. Fans in Catalonia will also have the chance to watch select Joventut games on the dedicated free-to-air sports linear channel Esport3.
The 2023-24 edition of the BKT EuroCup has implemented significant changes to the competition format that will bring more drama than ever before, with the top six teams making the playoffs. The top two seeds in each regular-season group advance directly to the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams battle it out in the eighthfinals. After a single-game elimination format in the eighthfinals and quarterfinals, the playoff series will be played in a best-of-three format in the semifinals and finals.
Joventut Badalona, the EuroLeague champion in 1993-94 and EuroCup winner in 2007-08, has been placed in Group A ahead of the 18-game regular season. The other teams in Joventut Badalona’s group are: Besiktas Emlakjet Istanbul, Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana, Hapoel Shlomo Tel Aviv, the London Lions, Paris Basketball, Prometey Slobozhanske, Umana Reyer Venice, Veolia Towers Hamburg and Wolves Vilnius.
Esport3 will begin its broadcasts with the Round 1 showdown between Joventut Badalona and Besiktas Emlakjet Istanbul, which will be played at Palau Olimpic de Badalona on Wednesday, October 4 and will have extensive coverage of the entire BKT EuroCup competition.
Euroleague Basketball (EB) is a global leader in the sports and entertainment business, devoted to running the top European competitions of professional basketball clubs under a unique and innovative organizational model. Owned and administered by some of the most successful and historic clubs in the world, EB manages the continent’s two premier men’s basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the BKT EuroCup, as well as the sport’s premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament.
The EB competitions bring the elite of European basketball to all five continents and to the entire sports community through the OTT platform EuroLeague TV. EB also organizes a series of community and educational activities, led by the One Team program, in alignment with the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. On the academic side, the EB Sports Business MBA trains future professionals in sports management.