ESPN is all set to bring the magic of the 2019 NBA season alive for millions of fans in Australia and New Zealand. This season, ESPN in partnership with Foxtel will once again offer the best NBA television 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 2018-19, ESPN will telecast the NBA Playoffs to include 12 first round games, 12 Conference semi-final matches and each and every game of the Conference and Championship Finals. Other featured events include:
NBA’s popularity has been steadily growing in Australia and New Zealand with fans asking for more games. ESPN of Australia and New Zealand have conveyed their commitment toward building and growing a strong NBA audience. The current programming deal extends over the 2018 season and is planned to lead on to a nine year multi-platform agreement at a time when there is no NBA Free to air channel in Australia.
So whether you’re a fan of Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant’s Golden State Warriors, Lebron James’ LA Lakers, Aussie sensation Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76’s or Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics, you may wish to check out Foxtel Sports package, which includes live streaming options to variety of Mobile devices with Foxtel Go.
NBA 2019 Live on ESPN Australia (AEDT)
Wednesday 13 February LIVE: 76ers v Celtics at 12.00pm
Wednesday 13 February LIVE: Warriors v Jazz at 2.30pm
Thursday 14 February LIVE: Trail Blazers v Warriors at 1.35pm
Friday 15 February LIVE: Pelicans v Thunder at 12.00pm
NBA All Stars 2019 LIVE Australian TV (AEDT)
Saturday 16 Feb LIVE at 11.00am: NBA Celebrity Game
Saturday 16 Feb LIVE at 1.00pm: NBA Rising Stars Challenge
Sunday 17 Feb LIVE at 12.00pm: NBA All-Star Saturday Night
Monday 18 Feb LIVE at 12.00pm: NBA All Stars Game
Monday 18 Feb Replay at 8.30pm: NBA All Stars Game
Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Weekly NBA games not available on free-to-air in Australia.
Watch or Stream the NBA Live
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to ESPN you may wish to review the Foxtel now free trial which is good for 10 days and allows fans to watch the NBA live online with compatible internet connected devices.