Star Sports has taken over the broadcast rights for NBA in the Indian sub-continent after the deal with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI) fell apart.
‘We are committed to bringing the best NBA content to our fans, and with this partnership, fans will get access to a weekly selection of live games through the NBA Playoffs, entire Conference Finals, and The Finals. said Sunny Malik, Business Head Global Content & Media Distribution at NBA. Star Sports will also air daily highlights & classic NBA content till the end of the season. Fans now have a choice of watching our games across multiple platforms including television and through the NBA League Pass.’
‘We are delighted to announce that Star Sports, India’s leading Sports Broadcaster will be the official broadcast partner of the NBA in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Srilanka, Nepal for the 2021 NBA Playoffs and The Finals.”
NBA Live Broadcast deal in India: Where the NBA Finals will be broadcasted and Streamed Live in India & the USA?
Fans in the USA can watch NBA Finals Game 1 live on the ABC Network. In India, NBA Playoffs 2021 live telecast will be available on NBA League Pass.
NBA Live Broadcast deal in India: NBA Playoffs 2021: NBA TV coverage
NBA games will be broadcasted nationally across ESPN and TNT. In India, games will be broadcasted on Star Sports.
NBA Playoffs Live stream:
Every game will be available live via NBA TV, while the nationally broadcast game will also be available via ESPN digital platforms.
NBA Playoffs Start Date
- Play-in tournament: May 18-21
- NBA playoffs: May 22
The 2021 NBA play-in tournament will begin on Tuesday, May 18. The first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs will start four days later on Saturday, May 22.
NBA Digital & Broadcast Innovations for 2020-21 Season
The official NBA app and NBA.com desktop site have been upgraded and the league has confirmed additional alternative streams for select games within the NBA League Pass over-the-top (OTT) platform, interactive game overlays, and the option to download matches for offline viewing.
US-based League Pass and NBA TV subscribers will have the option of ‘NBA BetStreams’, where league partners such as Bleacher Report, Action Network, and Yahoo Sports will take over gambling-focused broadcasts, with overlays featuring betting odds displayed throughout. Inside Sport