More basketball fans around the world than ever will be able to enjoy the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four from Istanbul, which will be broadcast this weekend to a record 214 countries or terriorities around the globe. As such, the Final Four will be available virtually anywhere on the planet, with live broadcasts to airplanes and cruise ships bringing the range of television viewing possibilities even beyond the six inhabited continents.
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four takes place from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21 in iconic Istanbul and will crown the new club champion of the continent. On Friday, CSKA Moscow of Russia and Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece face off in the first semifinal, to be followed by Fenerbahce Istanbul of Turkey and Real Madrid of Spain. The winners on Friday will play for the title of EuroLeague champion on Sunday night.
Although the games of the Final Four are the main event of Final Four weekend, selected televisions will also broadcast the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Awards Ceremony, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague FanZone, press conferences and much more. Additionally, all games played in Istanbul this weekend are available on EuroLeague.TV.
Euroleague Basketball is pleased that its largest broadcasting partners are all back to bring the games to, in some cases, dozens of countries and many millions of viewers. Sky Mexico brings the Final Four to 51 countries in Central and South America. Fox Sports reaches 50 in Africa. Eurosport broadcasts to 44 in Asia and the Pacific. Bein Mena covers 23 countries in the Middle East. Sport Klub will show the games in nine countries in the Balkans; Viasat in seven more in the Baltics and Scandanavia; and LETV in China. In the markets of the participating teams, the games will be on beIn Sports in Turkey, MOVISTAR+ in Spain, ERT and NoVA in Greece and Match TV in Russia.