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TuneIn Partners with National Basketball Association to Broadcast Live Audio of NBA Games to Fans Worldwide

TuneInLogoTuneIn, the world’s largest audio network, today announced a multiyear partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which will include live play-by-play of NBA preseason, regular season and postseason games in the United States beginning with the 2016-17 season on TuneIn Premium.

The partnership will provide TuneIn Premium users with access to all 1,230 NBA 2016-17 regular-season games, the entire NBA Playoffs and The Finals, as well as marquee events like the NBA All-Star Game, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, and the NBA Draft presented by State Farm.

Starting today, fans outside of the United States, Canada and China can access live play-by-play of all remaining NBA games of the 2015-16 season.  In May, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) regular season and playoff games will be available as the league celebrates its 20th season, and fans can also listen to action from the NBA’s official minor league, the NBA Development League, to stay up-to-date on star prospects.

“We’re excited to announce this new partnership with the NBA,” said Kevin Straley, Chief Content Officer for TuneIn.  “The combination of our platform with a global reach in 230 countries and territories, and the NBA’s international fan base makes this a perfect fit to extend TuneIn’s growing sports content portfolio.  The NBA is the worldwide leader for sports leagues in terms of engaging fans in both social and mobile distribution.”

TuneIn’s global audio network provides a host of high-quality digital sports content to more than 60 million active monthly users worldwide.

“NBA fans worldwide are passionate about the game and consume our content in numerous ways from television and radio, to mobile and social media,” said David Denenberg, NBA Senior Vice President, Global Media Distribution and Business Affairs. “TuneIn’s global platform is another unique way for our fans to experience the excitement of our game.”

TuneIn will also work with the NBA to create and launch original content alongside the game broadcasts, including daily talk, analysis and fantasy shows during the regular season. Other content will include:

  • On-Demand Content – Users will be able to listen to replays of the most recent 10 games for each team on a rolling basis if they can’t catch the live broadcasts
  • 24/7 NBA Channel – TuneIn plans to launch a live 24/7 channel consisting of a mix of NBA TV content and original programming so users can listen to live and on-demand basketball programming year-round

Fans can subscribe to TuneIn Premium or sign up for a free trial via TuneIn.com, iOS and Android apps.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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