June 19, 2012 at 16:24 PM EDT
UBC-TV NETWORK AND ABA SIGN DEAL TO TELEVISE GAMES NATIONALLY
New York, NY (MMD Newswire) June 19, 2012 -- Urban Broadcasting Company (UBC-TV) ubctvnetwork.com today announced that it has signed an initial deal to televise a minimum of ten (10) American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com games starting in November as well as the ABA Championship Series and ABA All-Star Game.
UBC-TV Network is a new urban lifestyle cable network that has national cable and satellite deals in place thatg will put its programming in over 50 million households. UBC-TV Network will produce original content that will be distributed over multiple platforms which will include cable, VOD, online, set-top boxes, mobile, wireless-devices, social media and other platforms. UBC-TV is projected to launch late summer 2012.
The ABA is the largest professional sports league in the US with nearly 90 teams set to play next season which begins in mid-November. The ABA is also the most diversified professional sports league ever with nearly 75% of the teams owned by African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and women. Playing with the red, white and blue ball introduced in the original ABA that featured Julius "Dr. J" Erving, George Gervin, Spencer Haywood, Moses Malone and other legends, teams are made up of former NBA players, NCAA Division 1 & 2 plyers and international players and provide exciting professional basketball at affordable prices.
"The ABA televised games will establish a new paradigm in professional sports television with the true fusion of musical entertainment with sports," stated UBC-TV CEO Peggy Dodson. "ABA games arte the most exciting basketball games on TV with their unique rules and full court play - a combination of the best of the NBA, NCAA, international basketball, plus ABA ball all wrapped up in one package. And when you add the musical entertainment that we'll be featuring, it will be like watching an exciting Broadway show. There'll be nothing like it anywhere. We are very excited to be partnering with the ABA."
"When you turn on your TV, you certainly have a lot of options from which to choose for entertainment, news and sports," added Joe Newman, ABA CEO. "UBC-TV recognizes the competition and has put together a programming format that should have huge appeal combining entertainment, news and sports with an "out of the box" approach that will make it a very popular network with a diverse audience of people of all ages. We are very pleased to be a part of it and will make watching ABA games a very enjoyable experience."
The featured games will honor and raise funds for major not-for-profit organizations like Breast Cancer Awareness, Wounded Warriors,
Diabetes, Kidney Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs, Warrior Stay Program (VSSN) and others. "We will make a difference," added Dodson. "This is integral to our mission of being a powerful voice in the communications industry."
For more information, contact Peggy Dodson at email@example.com or call 212 479 7837 or Joe Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317 844 7502. Websites are www.ubctvnetwork.com or www.abalive.com.
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