MEGOGO to Broadcast NBA in Russia
MEGOGO the International Media Service has signed a multi-year contract with the NBA, the professional basketball league in the USA and Canada. MEGOGO’s exclusive rights will take effect with the new NBA season, which launches in November 2020. The contract gives MEGOGO the exclusive rights to distribute broadcasts of all games and content produced by the NBA and the rights to show the NBA-TV channel.
The deal will run until 2023. The NBA content will profoundly strengthen the MEGOGO’s Sports section. The section allows MEGOGO subscribers to watch sports broadcasts from its partner, Telesport, for free: national football championships and cups (all matches of La Liga, Seria A, Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup, and Brazil Сup), various martial arts (judo, freestyle wrestling, kickboxing, MMA and others), rhythmic gymnastics and even chess. In addition to international sports broadcasts, about 30 sports TV channels are available to MEGOGO users, including MATCH (Match! Arena, Match! Game, Match! Fighter, Match Premier, and others), KHL and KHL HD, Eurosport 1 HD, Eurosport 2 HD, Telesport, M1 Global, Motorsport and more. NBA games will be available to MEGOGO users with the Maximum and Premium subscription packages.
“The NBA is the league, in which any basketball player in the world strives to play. NBA means the games that global media companies are competing to broadcast. We had a great collaboration with the NBA colleagues and signed an exclusive contract that will allow our companies to reach new heights. All our viewers and millions of basketball fans in Russia will have the most convenient and legal access to unique world-class sports content, including live broadcasts of the best NBA games with Russian commentary,” the company’s statement says.
The NBA includes 30 professional basketball clubs, geographically divided into six divisions and two conferences.
There are 82 games in NBA’s a regular season. After the season’s conclusion, top teams enter the playoff stage to compete for the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
MEGOGO will begin broadcasts of NBA games after the 2019-20 NBA season resumes.