MADRID – Ahead of the 2020 NBA Finals tipping off tonight at 03:00am CET Movistar+ (Telefonica Audiovisual Digital, S.L.U) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a multiyear expansion of their existing broadcast partnership, building on the 25 consecutive seasons that Movistar+ has served as the NBA’s official broadcast partner in Spain.
The expanded partnership features hundreds of live NBA games on Movistar+ each season, including every week throughout the regular season, all Playoffs and Finals games, NBA All-Star, as well as original NBA programming. Fans can also look forward to weekend games in primetime in Spain, including a weekly game on #Vamos, as well as the return of popular weekly studio show “Generacion NBA+” and the daily NBA-themed newservice “NBA al Día.” The 2020-21 NBA schedule will be announced at a later date.
As part of the expanded partnership, NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service, will be available for Movistar customers to purchase at a discounted price through the Emoción portal, Movistar’s content platform for mobile devices, allowing fans to watch games anywhere and at any time.
“We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of the NBA on Movistar+ with this expanded partnership,” said NBA EME Vice President, Global Media Distribution, Elsa Memmi. “We want to thank Movistar for their passion and commitment in reaching this milestone with us. Our passionate fans in Spain will continue to enjoy comprehensive live NBA game coverage, highlights and programming for years to come.”
“We have been working together for 25 years, and in that time we have seen how the NBA attracks more and more interest in our community, ” said Álex Martínez Roig, Head of Content at Movistar +. “This league has overcome many barriers, including games late at night. We know that #dormiresdecobardes*.”
Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals featuring the 17-time Champion LA Lakers and the three-time Champion Miami Hmoviestareat will air tonight at 03:00am CET on #Vamos and M+ Deportes, live from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
For more information about the NBA, fans in Spain can visit NBA.com/Spain, the league’s official online destination in Spain, and on Facebook (NBA Spain), Twitter (@NBASpain) and Instagram (@NBAEurope). Fans can download the NBA App for news, updates, scores, stats, schedules, videos and more and find official NBA merchandise on NBAStore.eu.
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Movistar+ is the audiovisual entertainment offering from Spain’s leading telco group Telefónica available to more than 4 million subscribers. Its portfolio includes in-house production with original and premium content in sports, cinema, series, documentaries and programs, live and on demand so the user can enjoy anywhere and anytime. Movistar+ also integrates international strategic partners such as Netflix and Disney+.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2019-20 season featured 108 international players from 38 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.9 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.