NBA Digital is offering an alternate telecast geared to sports betting viewers that includes expert analysis, enhanced graphics, and new camera angles.
The nine games being offered, including Monday’s contest between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Denver Nuggets, will be available on NBA League Pass and NBA TV through both the NBA app and NBA.com using NBA TV’s direct-to-consumer subscription service.
Analysis and insight will be provided by talent from The Action Network, Bleacher Report, and Yahoo Sports, among others, with overlays of graphics featuring betting odds shown for featured matchups.
“Working with our broadcast and technology partners, we are excited to unveil a series of enhancements that will bring fans closer to the game and allow them to personalize their viewing experience,” said Sara Zuckert, NBA Head of Next Gen Telecast. “Our goal is to create an enjoyable and immersive experience where fans can engage with each other and maintain a sense of community as we restart the season under these unique and challenging circumstances.”
The betting lines will be provided by BetMGM, which is the presenting partner of NBABet Stream, and those lines and relevant statistics will be updated in real time. Fans who do not have access to NBA TV through their cable providers can purchase the direct-to-consumer subscription through NBA.com. Subscribers will then have access to both the NBABet Stream games and all NBA TV games.
NBABet Stream presented by BetMGM Schedule on NBA TV DTC:
- Aug. 3 — Denver vs. Oklahoma City (4 p.m. ET)
- Aug. 6 — New Orleans vs. Sacramento (1:30 p.m. ET)
- Aug. 9 — Philadelphia vs. Portland (6:30 p.m. ET)
- Aug 10 — Dallas vs. Utah (3:00 p.m. ET)
- Aug. 12 — Indiana vs. Houston (4:00 p.m. ET)
NBABet Stream presented by BetMGM Schedule on NBA League Pass:
- Aug. 4 — Orlando vs. Indiana (6 p.m. ET)
- Aug. 5 — Denver vs. San Antonio (4 p.m. ET)
- Aug. 7 — Washington vs. New Orleans (8 p.m. ET)
- Aug. 11 — Phoenix vs. Philadelphia (4:30 p.m. ET)
In early 2019, NBC Sports affiliates, beginning in Washington D.C., began offering similar alternate telecasts, focusing on in-game or live betting.
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