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NBA Inks U.K. Deal with Pay TV Operator BT

Up to 200 games across season will appear on BT Sport platform

LONDON — U.K. pay TV operator BT has inked a deal with the National Basketball Assn. for exclusive live television coverage of NBA games, as well as other NBA programming.

The NBA coverage, which will air on the BT Sport platform, tips off on Dec. 1 as the Indiana Pacers take on the L.A. Clippers.

Coverage will include weekly games on Sundays. Fans will also be able to access selected games streamed live and for free on the BT Sport website and BT Sport App. Up to 200 games across the season will appear on the BT platforms. 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.

Also included in the partnership will be several magazine shows: “NBA Action,” which combines weekly highlights and news; “NBA Inside Stuff,” which will provide fans with a unique insight into the lives of NBA stars both on and off the court; “NBA Tonight,” which provides an overview of the NBA through interviews and analysis; and “NBA Countdown,” the live game build up show before selected games.

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