New heights for Basketball Ireland on Aertv

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Updated: November 29, 2013

This Saturday night, November 30th, Aertv Sports Live will broadcast two Basketball Ireland Premier League games live from the University of Limerick’s Sport Arena.

In the Women’s Premier League, defending National Cup and Premier League Champions, UL Huskies, will take on WIT Wildcats at 5pm. Meanwhile in the Men’s Premier League, reigning Premier League Champions, UL Eagles, face off with newcomers, Belfast Star, at 7.30pm.

Tune into SportsLive.aertv.ie and BasketballIreland.ie from 4:45pm for live coverage of the games. Pictured at the announcement are UL Eagles and UL Huskies players, including Rachael Vanderwal, who was a member of Great Britain’s Olympic Women’sBasketball Team that took part in the London 2012 Games.

Aertv has covered over 30 sports and over 400 games since their first live sporting event in July 2012 (a live stream of Ireland v South Africa in association with Irish Hockey). The site gets an average 500,000 streams per month with live Sport being the number 1 driver of traffic with 35% accessing the service on mobile devices.

Aertv Sports are currently viewed in 180 countries.  The company has strategically positioned themselves in the online sports broadcasting industry in Ireland by working with organisations including Cricket, Basketball, Squash, Tennis, Badminton and clubs including St Mary’s, Blackrock, Clontarf and Terenure to achieve TV coverage online like never before.

Philippe Brodeur, director of Aertv said, “Live streaming with Aertv SportsLive is an affordable, social and scalable solution for Basketball Ireland to engage with their community around the globe. We are delighted to be working with them this season and sharing their passion. The fans love access to live games and this weekend’s double header is not to be missed!”

Aertv’s existing online TV platform currently offers Irish terrestrial channels for free on its basic package with consumers able to access up to 26 channels including premium channels, such as BBC, on Aertv Plus for €5.99 per month. These packages are now accessible on the iPad and iPhone app with free download from the iTunes store. Magnet Broadband customers can also access up to 34 channels, including MTV and Comedy Central, through the new Aertv app for €2.99 per month.

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