Twitch named exclusive live streaming partner of USA Basketball

Twitch has been named the exclusive live streaming partner of USA Basketball, in a deal announced by the governing body and the National Basketball Association.

Starting this summer, the Amazon-owned social video service will stream all USA Men’s National Team exhibition games, select USA Women’s National Team friendly games, and select USA Basketball 3×3 events.

The partnership also includes the 2020 Nike Hoop Summit, as well as coverage of the Men’s and Women’s training camps, and other USA Basketball events.

Following each live broadcast, content will also be available for fans to view on-demand. Terms of the deal were not announced.

The deal is part of the continued relationship between Twitch and NBA-affiliated leagues and partners. Over the past two years, the platform has also streamed NBA G League and NBA 2K League games.

In a multi-year deal, Twitch has also become the streaming partner of the Jr. NBA Global Championship, streaming up to 76 games during the week-long youth tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world.

The event begins August 6 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida.

AT&T, Beats by Dr. Dre, EA, Fanatics, Gatorade, HomeCourt, Kaiser Permanente, Nike and Spalding will sponsor the tournament.

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