National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa and Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) Africa have Announced a Multiyear Agreement to Provide Expanded NBA Coverage on the Continent
ESPN2 to Broadcast Record Number of Games Each Season, Including All 45 Games that will Air in Primetime in Africa During the 2022-23 Regular Season, the Conference Finals and Finals.
NBA Africa and ESPN Africa today announced a multiyear agreement that will see ESPN2 (DStv 219 and Starsat 249) broadcast a record of more than 180 NBA regular season and Playoff games each season, including the entire Conference Finals and Finals, beginning with the 2022-23 NBA season that tipped off last month.
As part of the agreement, ESPN Africa will broadcast all 45 games live in primetime in Africa this season, as part of “NBA Saturdays and NBA Sundays presented by NBA 2K23,” which features games starting as early as 19:00 CAT and the league’s biggest stars.
Additionally, ESPN2 will air 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.”
ESPN2 will broadcast 30 classic games each season and will continue to deliver marquee U.S.-produced studio programming covering NBA news and updates, including SportsCenter and NBA Today.
Audiences across Africa will also have access to new localized NBA programming.
In addition, ESPN 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.
The complete NBA 2022-23 game schedule, including 45 primetime weekend games in Africa, is available HERE.