The Score Television Network has landed exclusive live broadcast rights to Team Canada and Team USA games from the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship of Basketball for Men. The FIBA Americas Championship, featuring 10 men's national teams, is one of five FIBA Olympic qualifying zone tournaments to determine the two men's teams from the Americas zone who will earn a qualification spot for the
2008 Olympic Games that are being held Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China.

The Score’s broadcast will begin on August 22, 2007. The games will be played in Las Vegas, Nevada

“We are extremely pleased to be bringing this important tournament to Canadian audiences,” said David Errington, SVP and General Manager, The Score Television
Network in a release. “We pride ourselves as being the home for
basketball, from college to the professional level; this competition
certainly reinforces that title. Basketball has a loyal fan base in
Canada and we see this broadcast as giving us another opportunity to
provide the hardcore fans with access to the game they love.”

To support its coverage of the FIBA Americas Championship, The Score will air a five part series, “The Rebirth of Canada Basketball”, taking a behind-the-scenes
look at the building of this year’s senior men’s team. The series will
air nightly, through to August 17th, during To the Point with Greg
Sansone and Score Tonight with Tim Micallef and Sid Seixeiro on The

The entire series will also be available via online video at

"This is great opportunity for Canada Basketball and our players to have exposure across the country, and to give basketball fans access to our national team athletes and their desire to
represent Canada on the world stage,” said Leo Rautins, Head Coach to Canada’s senior men’s national team. “The Score has been involved with NBA telecasts for years with the Raptors, and
with college basketball. The coverage of the FIBA Americas Olympic
Qualifiers is just a natural extension of this relationship, and
further solidifies their commitment to promoting the game of basketball
in the country."

Games from the tournament featuring teams other than Team Canada and Team USA will be broadcast live on Raptors NBA TV beginning on August 22nd.

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