NBA basketball and Meta create new VR experience on Horizon Worlds

Basketball’s NBA and Meta have announced a multiyear partnership that will feature a new virtual reality experience for fans through Meta Horizon Worlds via Meta Quest, the official VR headset of the NBA and WNBA. The NBA Arena in Horizon Worlds will feature live NBA League Pass games in virtual reality throughout the season. The […]

BBC secures package of live NBA fixtures for 2022/23 season

UK public broadcaster the BBC has secured a ground-breaking deal with US basketball franchise the NBA. Under the terms of the new partnership, the BBC will air nine games from the 2022/23 season across BBC3 and BBC iPlayer. The deal starts immediately, with the BBC broadcasting the NBA’s international game from Paris today (January 19). […]

Sky Sports renews NBA deal

Sky Sports has announced a renewed rights deal to broadcast the NBA. The broadcaster’s coverage will include a UK primetime evening match-up every Saturday and Sunday as part of a wider deal that will include 135 Regular Season games, the 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend in Salt Lake City (February 17-19), NBA 360 multiplex, the NBA […]

CCTV broadcasts NBA in China for the first time in 18 months

The NBA has been broadcast in China for the first time since late 2020. State-owned broadcaster CCTV holds the exclusive rights to the NBA in China, but pulled coverage in late 2019 when Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted his support for protesters in Hong Kong during the demonstrations against the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment […]

NBA secures Indian rights deal with Viacom18

The NBA has agreed a multi-year partnership in India with broadcaster Viacom18. The broadcaster – a joint-venture between ViacomCBS and Network 18 – will present coverage of the leading basketball league in English and Hindi via TV channels Vh1 and MTV. Coverage will also be streamed via Voot and JioTV. The deal includes coverage of […]

BeIN extends MENA NBA deal

BeIN Media has extended its rights deal for the NBA in MENA. The renewal extends a partnership which has seen BeIN be the basketball league’s exclusive broadcast partner in the region for 14 years. The broadcaster will air more than 400 live NBA games each season in the MENA region, with coverage provided in English, […]

BeIN Sports extends NBA deal in France, streams Australian Open qualifiers in Doha

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) and Middle East pay TV broadcaster beIN Sports’ French unit have agreed a multiyear expansion of their eight years-long broadcast and digital partnership. As part of the agreement beIN Sports will also continue to host the NBA’s official online destination in France. As part of the new partnership, beIN […]

NBA in talks with Disney over using ESPN facility for games

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has confirmed that it is talks with Disney that could see the NBA season, which has been frozen by the coronavirus lockdown, resume exclusively at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. “The NBA, in conjunction with the National Basketball Players Association, is engaged in exploratory conversations […]

NBA teams up with Microsoft for D2C streaming service

The US National Basketball Association (NBA) has teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming service as part of a multiyear alliance between the sports body and the tech giant. Microsoft and NBA Digital – an outfit co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports – will create the planned direct-to-consumer platform on Microsoft […]

Sports bodies call on US to keep Saudi Arabia on piracy priority list

FIFA, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), UEFA and a range of US sports bodies have called on the US government to keep Saudi Arabia on its priority watchlist on the eve of a review into the Kingdom’s piracy activities.  The United States Trade Representative (USTR) office is currently holding public hearings in its annual review […]

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