Sky Italia nets NBA rights deal

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has acquired the exclusive Italian rights to North American basketball league the NBA in a three-year deal running from the 2013-14 to 2015-16 seasons.

NBA games will be broadcast on the Sky Sports 2 HD channel, with Sky Italia televising four live matches a week.

Sky’s contract includes the rights to over 110 regular season games, along with the playoffs, conference finals and the season-ending NBA Finals.

Sky will also broadcast the All Star Weekend, which this season takes place in New Orleans from February 14-16.