BT Sport is set to show Thursday’s NBA Global Games London clash between the Denver Nuggets and Indiana Pacers for FREE on BTSport.com and via simulcast on Facebook.
UK basketball fans can watch the action from 8pm onwards either by following the banner below or by checking out BT Sport’s Facebook page when the BT Sport 2 broadcast gets underway.
The O2 Arena showdown will also be available free-to-air on the BT Sport Showcase channel on BT TV, Freeview channel 59 and Virgin Media channel 548.
It is the first time an NBA game will be shown live on Facebook in the UK and the stream will feature the league’s “NBA Mobile View” feed, delivering a closer shot of the action optimised for viewing on the smaller screens of tablets and phones.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are always looking for new and innovative ways of showcasing BT Sport.
“Showing BT Sport’s coverage of the NBA Global Games London 2017 on Facebook is a great way to reach new audiences and sports fans who enjoy their entertainment online, through social media and on their mobile devices.”
“We are excited that BT Sport will stream NBA Global Games London 2017 live on Facebook, allowing us to reach more fans – wherever they are – across the UK,” added Elsa Memmi, the NBA’s EMEA vice president of global content and media distribution.
The Facebook live stream will also be shared on the NBA’s Facebook page in the UK.
BT Sport, the NBA and Facebook previously combined to deliver fans the “BT Sport Facebook Lounge” at NBA Global Games London 2015, which featured a range of interactive live appearances from special guests attending the game.
Last year, BT Sport, the NBA and Rogers teamed up to broadcast NBA Global Games London 2016 in 4K, marking the first publicly available NBA game in 4K.
The NBA became the first US professional sports league to capture a game in 4K when the league hosted a viewing party at The O2 during NBA Global Games London 2015.
BT Sport broadcasts up to seven live NBA games per week throughout the regular season, including a full slate of games in primetime in the UK as part of the NBA Sundays campaign.