TAIWAN, Nov. 21 2016 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK, a global sports network dedicated to delivering world-class sports and lifestyle entertainment, today announced a partnership to bring NBA games and programming to fans in Taiwan, beginning with the 2016-17 NBA season.
ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK has secured digital rights for Taiwan and will broadcast three live NBA games each week throughout the NBA regular season, plus NBA All-Star Weekend, selected games from the NBA Playoffs, Conference Finals and The Finals, along with daily highlights and NBA programs. The network’s coverage will be available on its ELEVEN SPORTS platform, available online and via the app.
“We are already the Official Broadcast Partner of the NBA in Belgium and Singapore, and we are delighted to further expand our partnership and bring even more exhilarating, world-class sport to fans in Taiwan,” said ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK Group Managing Director Danny Menken. “Every basketball fan across the country will now be able to enjoy our localised NBA programming wherever they are, and whenever they like.”
“With an extensive portfolio of premium sports content, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK is a fantastic partner to increase our digital presence in Taiwan,” said NBA Taiwan Vice President and General Manager Bimal Kapoor. “I believe ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK will provide fans in Taiwan with access to more NBA experience, and our new partnership will help to meet the demands of our passionate fans.”
Fans can subscribe for NBA content via the ELEVEN SPORTS platform at www.elevensports.tw or through the app which can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store.
For all the latest NBA news, updates, scores, stats, schedules, videos and more, follow the NBA on Facebook (Facebook.com/NBATaiwan) and on Twitter (@NBA), and download the NBA App from the App Store and the Google Play Store.
About ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK
Founded in 2015, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK is a brand new global sports network dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. Initial launches include multiple channels across select domestic markets with Taiwan receiving more than 2,500 hours of live coverage of premium sporting events annually, along with news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and local programming. The pay TV channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary.
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About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes