This deal will very beneficial in future for both dish tv and NBA also because by this popularity will more increase.
The upcoming NBA season is set to kick off Wednesday and league is slowly gaining more fans. The NBA signed a deal with DISH Network, Time Warner, and Cablevision Systems. This allows the NBA to reach over 45 million televisions worldwide, a four fold increase from 12 million for the 2008-09 season. DISH Network will provide NBA TV in its Classic Silver 200 packages and higher.
This is great news for DISH Network as well as the NBA. The NBA continues to cash in on superstars such as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard, chipping away at the enormous difference in fan loyalty between the NBA and NFL. It has always been David Stern’s career goal to keep selling the game, and lately he has been expanding globally. With international stars like Tony Parker and Yao Ming, it is in the NBA’s interest to broadcast games via satellite to reach different countries. If foreigners see how loyal fans are and how the game is expanding, they will want to come to the U.S. and play.
NBA TV offers more than 100 live NBA games as well as studio shows featuring analysis as well as original programming. The network’s lineup of signature shows includes Tuesday’s Fan Night, which provides live studio programming around weekly matchup(s) that fans select through a vote on NBA.com. NBA TV features analysts such as Kevin McHale, Chris Webber, Steve Smith, Eric Snow, and Ahmad Rashad. NBA League Pass (the NBA DISH Network package) allows subscribers to watch 40 out-of-town games per week.
DISH Network keeps rolling out great news for sports fans whether it be bull riding or basketball. For any avid sports fan, it’s great to see that they are staying reliable to their customers.