Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to stream NBA Finals in India

The NBA has confirmed that the basketball league’s season-ending Finals will be live-streamed in India on social media websites Facebook and Twitter and video-sharing platform YouTube.

The deal began on Friday with the first game of the series between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors.

All remaining games will be available for free across the NBA’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts, with English commentary to be provided. It will mark the first time the Finals have been streamed in India.

The Finals are also being broadcast live in India on Sony channels including Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN. Sony broadcast more than 300 live games during the 2018-19 regular season.

The NBA will head to India for the first time later this year when the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings play two pre-season games in Mumbai on October 4-5. The fixtures will mark the first games staged in the country by a North American sports league.