BT Sport and the NBA have signed an agreement for exclusive live television coverage of top NBA games in the UK and Ireland. The multi-year agreement begins on 1 December with the Indiana Pacers taking on West Coast rivals the LA Clippers on BT Sport 2.
The deal will see up to 200 games shown throughout the season, with up to seven live games per week. Coverage will include weekly games on Sundays during primetime. Fans will also be able to access selected games on the BT Sport website and BT Sport App. The first and second rounds of the Playoffs will be shown, as well as the Conference Finals games, culminating in the NBA Finals in June. The partnership will also include several magazine shows.
Head of BT Sport Simon Green 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.