Māori Television and Glory League to cover Schick Championships

Māori Television and Glory League to cover Schick Championships
Māori Television and Glory League will return to the 2018 Schick Championships, with 24 games to be broadcast on free-to-air television and livestreamed on www.maoritelevision.com, plus all the event’s games will be covered digitally for members of Glory League.

Māori Television has a long-standing relationship with Basketball New Zealand, having covered the National Secondary Schools Basketball Championships, the Tall Blacks FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, Tū Kaha - a behind the scenes web-series with the Tall Blacks, and livestreams of the Sal’s NBL. Now, with the support of Te Māngai Pāho and Kahawai Productions, Māori Television will continue with the 2018 Schick Championships.

Head of Content Summer Wharekawa says the broadcaster is thrilled to be supporting the event by providing a free-to-air platform. 

“Basketball is growing in popularity and is one of the most played sports in schools. Airing the Schick Championships offers a live platform for rangatahi to showcase their home-grown athleticism on the court.”

The livestream, to be shown on www.maoritelevision.com, will show four games every day of the tournament, 1-6 October. Commentary of the games will be available in both Te Reo and English. Replays will be shown on free-to-air TV on Māori Television in November and December this year (schedule to be announced). 

Basketball’s automated video system, Glory League, will also return for 2018 Schick Championships. Glory League captures full game video that becomes available for personal highlight reels and stats, for all players, coaches, parents and team supporters. 

Glory League was hugely popular at last year’s Schick Championships with 254 games recorded and 815 players, coaches and supporters logging into the system. They watched 6209 games and 5098 highlight reels. That amounted to more than 65,000+ minutes spent watching their on-court videos. They also shared 724 videos to Facebook and downloaded 1548 videos.

Glory League CEO Grant McCabe said it's exciting to have Glory League back again at the Schick Championships.

“Glory League is hugely popular with high schoolers, with an impressive 85 percent of them logging into the system. Each year the Schick Championships creates amazing memories for young basketballers and we’re thrilled that Glory League will again be there to capture them in video, so they can relive them over and over again."

During the tournament Glory League will be providing daily highlight clips that will be posted across the Facebook pages of Glory League, Schick and Basketball New Zealand.

WHERE: Central Energy Trusts Arena
WHEN: 1-6 October, 2018

For more go to www.nz.basketball and Basketball New Zealand’s social media channels: @BasketballNZ FacebookTwitterInstagram.