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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 […]

DAZN close to Spanish NBA deal, claims report

Sports streamer DAZN is reportedly close to usurping Telefónica as the rights holder to the NBA in Spain. According to Palco23, DAZN is in advanced talks with the basketball league to become its principle rights holder. The outlet estimates the value of DAZN’s offer at approximately €9 million per season, an increase from Telefónica’s €7.8 […]

NBA launches NBA TV OTT service

US Basketball league the NBA has launched an OTT subscription service. The WarnerMedia-owned NBA TV, which was previously only available as a linear channel, will be available for US$6.99 per month or US$59.99 per year through NBA.com and the NBA app. It offers more than 100 out-of-market live games per season along with additional games […]

NBA extends partnership with NextVR

American sports league the NBA has extended and expanded its agreement with VR firm NextVR. From October 26, NextVR will feature one game a week in virtual reality to subscribers of the NBA League Pass streaming service within the NextVR app. This will expand to feature weekly game broadcasts, full game replays, highlights and other […]

Tencent and NBA renew China deal

The National Basketball Association and Chinese giant Tencent have announced a five-year expansion of their existing partnership. The deal will see Tencent provide extensive NBA coverage on its platforms through the 2024-25 NBA season, including live NBA games, NBA programming and interactive fan experiences. Tencent is currently the NBA’s largest partner outside the US, and […]

NBA and Turner agree live streaming deal with Twitter

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Turner Sports have agreed a live streaming deal that will see Twitter broadcast a complementary feed during 20 NBA games on TNT this season. The complementary stream will be a live single-player camera view, which will be available to watch via Twitter during the second halves of the selected […]

Kwesé Iflix secures iconic NBA Africa Game

African digital pay TV platform Kwesé Iflix has secured rights to the NBA Africa Game 2018, the US NBA’s third game to be played in Africa. The platform, a joint-venture between African media group Econet Media and Asian SVOD provider Iflix, will air the game live from the Sun Arena at Time Square in Pretoria […]

OTE extends NBA deal

Greek telco OTE’s Cosmote TV pay TV service has signed a multiyear partnership extension with the NBA that will enable it to air a greater number of NBA matches on its Cosmote Sport channels. All games will also be available on demand through the Cosmote TV Go multiscreen and Cosmote Replay TV catch-up services. The […]

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