ESPN is all set to bring the magic of the 2016-17 NBA
season alive for millions of fans in Australia and New Zealand. This season, ESPN in partnership with Foxtel has doubled their NBA coverage with more than 200 regular season and Playoff games, every event of the All-Star Weekend and every game of the NBA Finals LIVE.
This is way more coverage of the premier global basketball league than Oz has ever experienced before, and is aimed at creating a vibrant NBA presence in the region. In 2016-17, ESPN will telecast the NBA Playoffs to include 12 first round games, 12 Conference semi-final matches and each and every game of both the Conference Finals and The Finals. Other featured events include:
• 2017 NBA All Star weekend
• Up to 7 Live Games weekly
• Up to 5 Christmas day games (US)
• The 2017 NBA Playoffs
NBA’s popularity has been steadily growing in Australia and New Zealand with fans asking for more games. Haydn Arndt, General Manager, ESPN of Australia & New Zealand conveyed that ESPN is committed to building and growing a strong NBA audience. The current programming deal extends over the 2016/17 season and is planned to lead on to a 9 year multi-platform agreement.
So whether you’re a fan of Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Andrew Bogut’s Golden State Warriors, Lebron James and Matthew Dellavedova’s Cleveland Cavaliers or first overall draft pick the Aussie sensation Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76’ers, you may wish to check out Foxtel’s Sports package, which includes live streaming to Mobile devices with Foxtel Go.
2017 NBA Live on ESPN Australia
Friday 24 February
Knicks v Cavaliers at 12.00pm on ESPN
Clippers v Warriors at 2.30pm on ESPN
Saturday 25 February
Celtics v Raptors at 12.00pm on ESPN
Spurs v Clippers at 2.30pm on ESPN
Sunday 26 February
Bulls v Cavaliers at 12.30pm on ESPN
Thursday 2 March
Cavaliers v Celtics at 12.00pm on ESPN
Rockets v Clippers at 2.30pm on ESPN
Friday 3 March
Warriors v Bulls at 12.00pm on ESPN
Thunder v Blazers at 2.30pm on ESPN
Saturday 4 March
Heat v Magic at 11.00am on ESPN
Spurs v Pelicans at 1.30pm on ESPN
Sunday 5 March
Clippers v Bulls at 12.30pm on ESPN
**Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Weekly NBA Free to Air games not available in Australia.
Free Trial Offer – Watch the NBA Live
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to ESPN you may wish to trial Foxtel Play’s 14 day Free live TV Offer, which will broadcast up to seven live games each week of the 2016-17 NBA regular season as well as other popular sports online*, while also offering live NBA streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.