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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced an exciting multi-year television broadcast rights agreement with the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In the inaugural live broadcast of the 75th Anniversary Season, the Washington Wizards will host the Boston Celtics on Saturday, 30 October at 23:00 SAST. The first live broadcast will tip off with a pre-game live studio presentation at 22:30.
As part of the partnership, SABC Sport will air more than 35 games throughout the season, including a Christmas Day game, NBA All-Star Saturday Night, Conference Finals and The Finals, broadcast live or delayed, on SABC 1 and the SABC Sports Channel on the DTT, TelkomOne and Openview platforms. In addition, the SABC will host a weekly magazine show, “NBA Action”, which covers the league’s news and highlights.
Due to the time difference between South Africa and the United States, the live or delayed broadcasts will start between 20h00 and midnight on the same Saturday on SABC 1 and the Sports Channel.