Sport1+ takes NBA to Germany
Jörn Krieger | 02-12-2012
The games of US basketball league NBA can now be seen live on German television: pay-TV channel Sport1+ has acquired an extensive rights package for two years including the 2013/14 season.
As part of the exclusive agreement, of which financial details have not been disclosed, the channel will show two live matches per week as well as the weekly highlight magazine "NBA Action".
The live games will be transmitted in the nights from Tuesday to Wednesday and from Saturday to Sunday. Sport1+ will also show two games per week in the first two playoff rounds, selected matches of the Conference Finals and the whole NBA Finals live.
The NBA All-Star Saturday Night Game and the NBA All-Star Game within the NBA All-Star series as well as the NBA Europe Live Preseason Games will round up the live coverage which can also be seen on Sport1+ HD in high definition.
Highlights will be screened by free-to-air channel Sport1, website Sport1.de and the Sport1 app for mobile devices. Basketball fans in Germany have so far only been able to watch live games on the NBA website as live-streams for a fee.