BT Sport, NBA announce exclusive multiyear partnership
BT Sport and the NBA have released details of an agreement for exclusively live television coverage of top NBA games and programmes in the UK and Ireland.
The multiyear agreement between BT Sport and the world’s premier men’s professional basketball league tips off this Sunday, December 1, as the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers featuring Paul George and Roy Hibbert, take on West Coast rivals the LA Clippers featuring Chris Paul and Blake Griffin at 8.30pm UK time on BT Sport 2.
Coverage will include weekly games on Sundays in primetime. Fans will also be able to access selected games streamed live and for free on the BT Sport website and BT Sport App (available on iOS and Google Play) along with either www.nba.com and NBA LEAGUE PASS International. A full schedule of matches will be confirmed in due course.
The new agreement will see up to 200 games throughout the season, appearing across BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN. There will be up to seven live games per week throughout the regular season and the first and second rounds of the Playoffs, as well as every game of the Conference Finals, culminating in the NBA Finals in June.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “BT Sport will be the new home of the NBA in the UK and Ireland. The NBA is simply the best basketball in the world; it is fast moving, high scoring and includes some the world’s most recognisable global sporting icons. Existing NBA fans will love our coverage, and we look forward to converting many more.”