The NBA is rolling out a new television deal, with ESPN and TNT joining the deal as the league’s two largest partners.
The new deal will see ESPN and the NBA expand into the 20-year-old market, while TNT will be able to launch an on-demand app for its NBA 2K18 series, which is expected to be released later this year.
Here are the big details from the announcement: The NBA and ESPN will work together to launch the NBA 2k18 app in late 2016.
ESPN will debut the app for the first time in 2018, with NBA 2ks18 launching on Apple TV and Google Chromecast.
ESPN and ESPN also will collaborate to launch a new on-air channel on the NBA App, which will be a streaming network that will be exclusive to the app.
The NBA will work with the NFL to launch its new mobile app, which ESPN will be the exclusive app provider for.
ESPN also is working with NBA TV to launch live streaming of its coverage of the NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals in 2018.
ESPN’s new partnership with the NBA also will give ESPN access to a new slate of live events on ESPN2 in 2018 and beyond.
ESPN2 will debut live coverage of every game on the network from April 5-21, 2019, including all regular season games, the All-Star Game and NBA Championship Series, the NBA All-Rookie First Team and the 2016 All-NBA First Team.
The network will also continue to offer the NBA Playoff Game, NBA All Time series and the All Star Game and the 2019 NBA Finals on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
ESPN3 will continue to provide access to all of the most valuable content from the NBA including all playoff games, NBA Finals and NBA All Star game on ESPN3 and ESPNU.
ESPN plans to continue to bring fans more live, on-the-court action in the NBA, which includes the NBA Finals, NBA Championship series, the Finals, the 2016 NBA AllStar Game, the 2017 NBA Allstar Game, All-Tournament teams and all NBA games in 2018-2019.
The next NBA broadcast season will include the NBA World Championship and the 2017 All-Time series on ESPN.
NBA2K18 will launch on Apple, Android and Windows platforms on October 25, 2020.
The 2019 NBA All star game will be played on October 19, 2019.
NBA 2kt18 will debut on iOS on November 5, 2019 and Android devices on November 14, 2019; all NBA Live 2019 will be available on iOS devices on October 31, 2020 and Android tablets on November 1, 2020, and all 2018 NBA All Stars games will be released on iOS platforms on December 13, 2020; all 2018 Finals and 2019 NBA Championships will be on the mobile devices in 2018 on December 6, 2020 on iOS and Android and on the Apple TV on December 9, 2020 for Android devices; and all 2019 All-star Game and All-World Games will be offered on the iOS platforms in 2018 for Android and Android tablet devices on December 15, 2020 as part of the 2018 NBA 2 NBA All Seasons.
The league also announced the launch of a new app on its NBA app that will provide fans with live, in-depth coverage of all the key events in the league.
The app will feature all-new analytics to provide fans in-season and post-season analysis of key players, as well as in-game graphics to provide a complete look at every play from every NBA game.
The NFL and NBA are also joining forces to launch their on-premise NFL App in 2018; the NFL’s app will debut later this summer, with the first preseason game slated for October 9.
The 2018 NFL season will feature the playoffs on the NFL Network, while the NFL will begin rolling out its 2018 schedule on a live basis on December 1, 2018.
The 2017 NFL season begins on October 28 with the preseason finale, with all games airing on NFL Network.
The first regular season NFL game on NFL Networks, which airs from October 30 through November 5 and on November 6, will be between the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos in Denver.
The second preseason game will take place between the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins in Miami on October 24.
The NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins on October 29 will be shown on NFL Sunday Ticket.
The 2016 NFL season is slated to begin in October with the Super Bowl XLVIII between the Carolina Panthers and the San Diego Chargers.
All of the league games will begin airing on the networks in September with the 2016 regular season.
The upcoming season will be filled with action with the 2017 NFL regular season, as all of its games will air on NFL NETWORK on September 23 and October 25.
NFL Live 2019 begins airing on September 1 with all of NFL Network’s games airing from September 6-22 on NBCSN and NBC Sports Network