UK pay-television broadcaster Sky has announced the acquisition of exclusive rights to the National Basketball Association for the next four seasons, from 2018-19 to 2021-22.
After pay-television broadcaster BT Sport publicly stated it would not seek a renewal of its NBA rights, Sky was seen as the likeliest buyer in the new cycle. BT’s previous deal ran from 2015-16 to 2017-18.
Full-season coverage will be available across Sky’s channels with basic-tier channel Sky Sports Mix showing one game per game-week. The new deal covers both the UK and Ireland and will include rights to the WNBA when the 2019 season tips off in May.