ESPN, TNT to stream live NBA games this season

espn360.jpgNow you have no excuse for missing that Golden State Warriors game. You will be able to watch all games televised by ESPN and TNT this NBA season no matter where you are and what equipment you have on hand.

Thanks to new digital rights, ESPN and TNT will start the NBA season by streaming games live on their broadband outlets — ESPN360 and TNT Overtime (available on and You can watch games on TV, on your phone, or on a computer. (MediaDailyNews.)

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“Part of the point is that when we get exclusive games, we can broadcast them anywhere,” John Skipper, the executive vice president for ESPN content, told The York Times.

The digital rights, announced in June, will pay the NBA $7.4 billion through the 2015-2016 season. As part of the deal, ESNP and TNT can deploy their digital rights this season. The first year of the TV portions of the contract does not start until after next season.

For ESPN, it can stream games on the Mobile TV service that is available on Verizon’s MediaFlo, as well as on ESPN360. The rights also allow for live and on-demand streaming of ESPN studio shows and live audio streaming of their radio and TV shows dedicated to the NBA.

TNT, which as the same rights as ESPN, will use its broadband service, TNT Overtime, to stream its games, highlights and other NBA programming. TNT can also stream its games to cellphones, offer NBA podcasts, and expand league content into areas like fantasy games.

The NBA also has granted digital rights to the networks on platforms not yet available.

Wonder how Yao Ming will look on that tiny cellphone display.

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10 Responses to “ESPN, TNT to stream live NBA games this season”

  1. jon burg says:

    ESPN is only the beginning. Cable providers are pipe owners and service providers. With the rise of internet video, cable tv properties no longer need providers. Cutting out the middleman (the providers) won’t kill the industry, but it will provide a more trackable, measurable and therefore healthy marketing/advertising environment.

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    Hey brian, Can you give me a walkthrough…… When i use the windows media it never works. Ant TVants only works for 5 days or so?

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