NBA To Provide Single-Game Pay-Per-View Streams For $6.99

by July 22, 2015

If you are out of range to watch your favorite team play and you do not have NBA League Pass, beginning this season you can now purchase single-game telecasts for $6.99—or you can purchase all of one single team’s games for $119.99.


The league will announce Wednesday that, for the first time, fans can pay $6.99 to buy any NBA game next season. Fans will be able to watch the game on television if they have a carrier that gets NBA League Pass — DirecTV, Dish, AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner and Cox, among them — or on broadband for computers, tablets and mobile devices.


It is not clear which distributors will participate in offering single games.


In the past, fans could only buy all out-of-market games for the season, but this year, the league is also offering a team package, where a fan who lives out of the primary market can get all the team’s games for $119.99.


The price for the full League Pass — which has been available since 1994 — will remain $199.99, but even NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted in March at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference that “most people don’t want to consume that many games.”