The Sports Channel signs five-season NBA renewal in Israel

Israeli pay-television broadcaster The Sports Channel has renewed its rights to the National Basketball Association until the end of the 2025-26 season.

The Sport Channel’s current deal expires after the truncated 2019-20 season and from next season it will exclusively broadcast more than 150 games per season across its various platforms.

The new deal will also include rights to broadcast weekly ancillary content, including the NBA Magazine show.

The relationship between The Sports Channel and the NBA has grown ever-closer in recent years and the league’s Israeli website is incorporated within the broadcaster’s.

For the remainder of the current season, The Sports Channel will broadcast 54 games from the shortened NBA season which the rights-holder is dubbing “seeding games” for the playoffs.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the suspension of the 2019-20 NBA season. It resumes today (July 30), with a total of 17 games tipping-off simultaneously at 19:30 local time.