(New York, NY). UBC-TV Network, a Harlem NY-based broadcast multi-media company and the American Basketball Association (ABA) www.abalive.com has locked down the inaugural national broadcast schedule for ABA games on UBC-TV (www.ubctvnetwork.com) for the upcoming season.
The TV games will kickoff with the defending champion Jacksonville Giants hosting the runner-up South Carolina Warriors on December 8th. The broadcasts will air every Saturday night live on UBC-TV. There are currently 12 regular season games scheduled with the option for UBC-TV to add more. UBC-TV will also broadcast the ABA All Star Game, the playoffs and the championship game.
The games will be anchored by Bill Vargus, a two-time Emmy award winning sportscaster and Matt Waymire, who has worked for both Fox and NBC sports. Color commentary will take on a local flavor with each home team giving its home town commentator a chance to work alongside Vargus and Waymire.
Halftime will feature local and established performing artists which will make the ABA on UBC-TV complete entertainment package. There will also be a charity recognized at every game, a component that is close to ABA CEO Joe Newman’s heart. “There’s a lot of basketball on television,” stated Newman. “Our goal this season is to create something very special – more exciting, more interesting, more entertaining and more relevant than any other basketball. Combining exciting, fast-paced,. high scoring ABA basketball with top flight musical entertainment – and impacting the not-for-profit sector should help develop a large audience, We are extremely pleased to be associated with UBC-TV; this is a group of very creative, groundbreaking people willing to explore new ideas and concepts to make television sports better than ever. We are very excited about the upcoming season and our televised games.”
Peggy Dodson, UBC-TV Network CEO ad ded, “I am so excited about UBC-TV bringing the ABA to national television. It means so much to sports and to have new professional talent coming into the spotlight is going to thrill audiences across America and the world.” The tentative schedule includes:*
Dec 8 South Carolina Warriors at Jacksonville Giants
Dec 15 Chicago Steam at Memphis Bluff City Reign
Dec 22 Gulf Coast Flash at Birmingham Blitz
Jan 5 Jacksonville Giants at Tampa Bay Reign
Jan 12 Arizona Scorpions at Los Angeles SLAM
Jan 19 Oklahoma Impact at Colorado Kings
Jan 26 ABA All Star Game at Jacksonville Florida
Feb 2 TBA at Sacramento Heatwave
Feb 9 Los Angeles Slam at Arizona Scorpions
Feb 16 Staten Island Vipers at Jersey Express
Feb 23 TBA
Mar 2 Jacksonville Giants at South Carolina Warriors
Mar 9 Louisiana Gators at Gulf Coast Flash
*Games could be changed depending Power Rankings. Games will air on Saturday night at 8PM EST.
UBC-TV is also preparing to promo its network in the Top 12 US markets shortly followed by its initial national rollout. UBC-TV’s “The UBC Mix Dance Show” is also preparing to have its national audiitions for dancers that will be featured in this hot new dance show later this fall.
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