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NBA inks broadcast deal with Econet

Friday 22 April 2016 | 10:17 CET | News
The National Basketball Association has signed a new multi-year media deal with Econet Wireless Global for games broadcast. The deal will enable Econet to show live games and other NBA programs on Econet's pay-TV, internet and mobile platforms in sub-Saharan Africa beginning with the 2016-17 season. The deal makes Econet the NBA's official broadcaster in sub-Saharan Africa and will offer viewers more than 500 games a year, the NBA said, including the playoffs and Finals. The deal also includes WNBA games, Associated Press reported. The move will see the NBA end its relationship with South

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Econet Wireless
Countries: Africa
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