The 2019 NBA Finals tipped off earlier today, with the Raptors scoring a big Game 1 victory over the Warriors. But for NBA fans in India, thousands of kilometres away from Toronto, the league has left a special gift that will delight fans of either team.
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in English commentary. This new option will hopefully help the league many more fans who don't have access to the NBA's regular live broadcasts in India on cable. Of course, the cable broadcasts will continue too, with live games in both English and Hindi commentary on Sony ESPN/Ten Network.
Throughout the regular season, SONY featured more than 300 live NBA games across their channels.
"We are always looking to provide our passionate fans in India with more ways to experience the excitement of our games," said Diane Gotua, NBA Vice President of Global Business Operations. "Streaming this historic matchup on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, along with broadcasting the games across SONY, will deliver unprecedented access to the NBA Finals."
NBA Finals Schedule in India
- Game 1: Friday, May 31, 6:30 a.m. IST
- Game 2: Monday, June 3, 5:30 a.m. IST
- Game 3: Thursday, June 6, 6:30 a.m. IST
- Game 4: Saturday, June 8, 6:30 a.m. IST
- Game 5: Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 a.m. IST*
- Game 6: Friday, June 14, 6:30 a.m. IST*
- Game 7: Monday, June 17, 5:30 a.m. IST*