ESPN has announced a new agreement that will bring more than 200 NBA G League games per season to ESPN+.
- Beginning November 6, ESPN+ will offer multiple NBA G League game every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the season.
- NBA G League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA.
- The new agreement creates a significant expansion of the existing NBA G League coverage across ESPN’s linear televisions networks.
- The move also adds to the basketball lineup featured on ESPN+, which already included live college basketball games and hundreds of live games from FIBA competitions, as well as a lineup of original programming that includes NBA: Year One following the league’s top rookies, Detail with Kobe Bryant and Earn Everything featuring Duke University.
- ESPN+ has surpassed one million paid subscribers in just five months after it was launched in April.
What they’re saying:
- Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President & General Manager, ESPN+: “From Greensboro to Stockton, Erie to Austin, there are basketball fans all over the country. This agreement illustrates the promise and capability of ESPN+ to super serve fans. We’re excited to showcase some of the developing NBA talent and bring more great basketball events to ESPN+ subscribers.”
ICYMI – More ESPN news:
- Disney CEO Bob Iger joined ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro for an ESPN Employee Town Hall at the company’s headquarters and shared his encouraging opinions saying that he believes the ESPN “brand will stand the test of time.”
- The aforementioned Russell Wolff was named executive vice president and general manager of ESPN+.
- ESPN’s Around the Horn will be the first U.S. domestic program to fully integrate augmented reality into its entire 30-minute presentation.
- The latest update to the ESPN App for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now includes access to ESPN+ bringing the world of sports to these consoles.