NBA 2020-21 TV Coverage (Worldwide)

NBA Broadcasting TV ChannelsBased on the popularity, NBA ranks 2nd among the sporting competitions in United States. In an average, more than 15 million viewers within US, watch NBA finals. However, in 2020, Covid-19 hugely affected and the number decreased to only 7.5 million. The competition gifted plenty of basketball legends to the sports world and the likes of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant helped the competition gaining so much popularity. Although NBA is highly popular mainly in the American region, a large number of viewers enjoy the competition from various part of the planet. In this article, we will list out all the broadcasting TV channels of the mentioned competition.

United States of America:

The broadcasting right within United States is currently shared by ABC, ESPN, TNT as well as NBA TV. A 9 years lengthy mega deal worth 2.4 billion USD took place in 2014, which will see the networks enjoying the rights through to 2024-25 campaign.

Broadcasting Network Number of Available Matches
ABC 19 Regular Season Matches, A Few Play Off Matches, 7 Match Series of NBA Finals
ESPN 82 Regular Season Matches, Up to 30 Play Off Fixtures
TNT 67 Regular Season Fixtures, Up to 45 Play Off Encounters
NBA TV 106 Regular Season Games, 9 Post Season Encounters

Americas:

The following chart includes all the NBA broadcasting networks of the American region countries (South America, Central America, North America, Caribbean) excluding USA.

Country or Region Broadcasting Networks
Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela ESPN, DIRECTV Sports, NBA TV International
Brazil ESPN, SporTV and Band Sports
Bolivia, Paraguay ESPN
Canada TSN, RDS, Sportsnet, NBA TV Canada
Caribbean – Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Ascension Island, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St Barthelemy, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos ESPN, SportsMax, NBA TV International
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua ESPN
Dominican Republic ESPN, CDN Deportes, NBA TV International
Mexico ESPN, NBA TV International, TDN
Panama ESPN, Cable Onda Sports, NBA TV International
Puerto Rico ABC, ESPN, WAPA 2 Deportes, TNT, NBA TV
Suriname ESPN, SportsMax, SCCN, NBA TV International

Asia, Pacific and Oceania:

The following chart represents NBA’s television broadcasters of Australia, New Zealand; Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Islands along with various Asian countries including the Indian sub-continental ones.

Country or Region Broadcasting Networks or Channels
Australia ESPN and SBS Viceland
Brunei, Malaysia Astro SuperSport
Cambodia TrueVisions and NBA TV International
China QQ.com, CCTV-5, BesTV, JinBao Sports, GreatSports Channel and Guangdong Television
Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) Setanta Sports
Hong Kong Sports 2 World, ViuTV and NBA TV International
Indian Sub-Continent (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives) Sony SIX, Sony Ten
Indonesia Vidio.com, O Channel (all games on Indonesia), NBA TV International
Japan Rakuten NBA Special
Laos TrueVisions and NBA TV International
Mongolia SPS
Macau Sports 2 World and NBA TV International
New Zealand ESPN and NBA TV International
Pacific Islands ESPN
Papua New Guinea ESPN
Philippines TV5, One Sports, and NBA TV Philippines
Singapore Hub Sports and NBA TV International
South Korea SPOTV
Taiwan Videoland, ELTA TV, and Eleven Sports
Tajikistan Varzish TV, Setanta Sports
Thailand TrueVisions and NBA TV International
Vietnam VTV Cab

Europe:

Country or Region Broadcasting Networks or Channels
Andorra, Spain Movistar+
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine Setanta Sports
Austria, Switzerland DAZN, Sport1 and Spox.com
Belgium Eleven Sports
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia Arena Sport and NBA TV International
Bulgaria Diema Sport
Croatia Arena Sport, HRT
Cyprus CYTA and NBA TV International
Czech Republic, Slovakia Nova Sport
Denmark TV 2 Sport
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania TV3 Sport and NBA TV International
Finland Ruutu+
France beIN SPORTS
Georgia Silknet and Setanta Sports
Germany DAZN, Sport1, NBA TV International and Spox.com
Greece Cosmote Sport
Hungary Sport1
Iceland Stod 2 Sport
Ireland Sky Sports
Italy Sky Sport Italia
Kosovo Art Sport and NBA TV International
Liechtenstein Sport1
Luxembourg Eleven Sports and Sport1
Netherlands Ziggo Sport
North Macedonia Arena Sport
Poland Canal+ Sport
Portugal Sport TV and NBA TV International
Romania Telekom Sport
Russia MEGOGO
San Marino Sky Sport Italia
Sweden Sportkanalen
Turkey S Sport and NBA TV International
United Kingdom Sky Sports

Middle East and Africa:

beIN SPORTS is the broadcasting source of NBA in the Middle East countries excluding Israel. It also televises the competition matches live in North African countries. ESPN, e.tv as well as ESPN currently enjoying the right within South Africa while ESPN, CanalSat Afrique, TV5Monde and NBA TV International shares the right within the Sub-Saharan nations.

Country or Region Broadcasting Networks or Channels
Israel Sport 5
Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen (MENA) beIN SPORTS
South Africa ESPN, e.tv and TV5Monde
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, St. Helena and Ascension, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe (Sub-Saharan Africa) ESPN, CanalSat Afrique, TV5Monde and NBA TV International

NBA Online Streaming Options in United States and Canada:

  • United States based viewers can enjoy the on TV contents through YouTube TV, Hulu+ Live TV, AT&T TV Now and Sling TV.
  • One can also enjoy the Out of Market games through NBA League Pass service.
  • However, one can enjoy both on TV contents as well as Out of Market fixtures by purchasing the bundle package. Because, NBA League Pass can be bundled along with YouTube TV, Hulu+ Live TV and Sling TV.
  • Canadian viewers can enjoy the TSN Contents through TSN App and TSN Direct.
  • French language users can enjoy the RDS contents via RDS App and RDS Direct.
  • SN Now provides as many as 41 Raptors game. The service charges 19.99 Canadian Dollar per month.
  • Canadians can also watch the Out of Market fixtures through NBA League Pass Canada. The service charges 28.99 CAD per month while the annual service makes the users pay 139.99 CAD.

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