Earlier this week, NBA Africa and ESPN Africa signed a multiyear agreement that will see ESPN2 broadcast a record of more than 180 NBA seasons and Playoff games each season on DStv and Starsat.
According to the companies, the agreement includes the entire Conference Finals and Finals, beginning with the 2022-23 NBA season that tipped off last month.
The pair further disclosed that ESPN Africa will air all 45 games live in primetime in Africa this season as part of “NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K23.”
Additionally, ESPN2 will broadcast the NBA Christmas Day games, NBA All-Star, the Play-In Tournament, the weekly magazine show “NBA Action,” the NBA Draft and the multi-game live look-in programme “NBA 360.”
Also, ESPN2 will broadcast 30 classic games each season and continue delivering marquee U.S.-produced studio programming covering NBA news and updates, including SportsCenter and NBA Today.
Viewers across Africa will also have access to new localized NBA programming. In addition, espn.com will feature original content covering NBA Africa events on the continent, including youth and elite basketball development programming, NBA player and legend appearances, and more.
Kyle De Klerk, director of sports at The Walt Disney Company Africa, said, “As the home of American sports in Africa, ESPN is committed to showcasing the best in premier sporting content through a uniquely diversified and exciting portfolio of sporting leagues to audiences across Africa.”
“This extended broadcast agreement with NBA Africa expands on this promise, and the exciting new programming on offer will give viewers across the continent even more opportunity to share in the passion and excellence of this renowned league,” he added.