Canal Plus and NBA renew Spanish rights deal

Spanish pay-television operator Canal Plus has agreed a multi-year extension to its media rights deal with US basketball league the NBA to continue broadcasting the competition in Spain.

Canal Plus, an NBA broadcast partner since 1995, will continue to provide live coverage of games, along with highlights, customised programmes and marquee events across its channels.

Customers will also be able to access games online and on demand via mobile devices through Yomvi, the broadcaster’s online service, and NBA League Pass International, the NBA’s full season digital subscription service.

Subscribers and non-subscribers will also have access to one free game per week, live or on demand, through Yomvi on a mobile device, desktop computer, Samsung Smart TV or an Xbox games console.

A range of post-season coverage will also be available across Canal Plus channels.

Canal Plus signed a four-year rights deal with the league in 2009. That contract expired at the end of the NBA's 2012-13 season.