Euroleague Basketball, the organizer of top European club competitions, has agreed a new broadcast deal in the US with major sports broadcaster ESPN.

The agreement covers the remainder of the EuroLeague playoffs, including the Final Four championship finale, and the entire 2023-24 season.

Games will be streamed across the ESPN platforms. This season’s playoffs and Final Four games will be shown on ESPN3.

The EuroLeague playoffs are presently at the quarter-final stage and will proceed to the Final Four which run from May 19 to 21 in Kaunas, Lithuania. 

Spain’s Barcelona are the first team to advance to the semi-finals after defeating Zalgiris Kaunas, while the remaining three best-of-five playoff series – Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul, AS Monaco vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Real Madrid vs. Partizan Belgrade – will be concluded this week having all gone to deciding fifth games.

In recent seasons, the EuroLeague has been shown in the US by social media giant Facebook and live streaming subscription sports service FloSports.

Euroleague Basketball said the agreement with ESPN is “another step forward” in its strategy to expand its reach outside Europe.

There has been growing US interest in the EuroLeague in recent years with several talented players joining North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA) including Luka Doncic and Bogdan Bogdanovic.

Promising young French star Victor Wembanyama, who previously played for ASVEL in the EuroLeague, is widely projected to be the first overall pick in this year’s NBA draft.

Alex Ferrer Kristjansson, Euroleague Basketball marketing and communication senior director, said: "I am delighted that all US basketball fans will have the possibility to watch all EuroLeague games on the ESPN platform.

"Globalization is a cornerstone for sports market growth in general and basketball in particular. We are confident that all US basketball fans will appreciate the diversity of our stories and the experience that the EuroLeague delivers during the whole season."