Etv to broadcast NBA games for free in South Africa

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Etv to broadcast NBA games for free in South Africa

Etv has partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA), which appointed the broadcaster as its official free-to-air broadcast partner in South Africa.

As part of the agreement, Etv will broadcast more than 65 games throughout the 2019-20 NBA season across the channel and its Openview platform.
 
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CT_Biker

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Basketball has become increasingly popular here. Do not count your chickens.

Basketball fan fair seem to be under the age of 30.
 

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They have to cater to the masses since bafana is such a flop..
 

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Saw it last night...
Commentators were referring to individuals non stop...
Lousy camera work - all run from left to right - try finding the ball!!
 

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Um just how many basketball fans are there in SA. I wonder if they done any research before buying the rights.
 

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Google the most watched sports in the world. Plus the NBA has a rather large following in this country.
That age has come and gone, I remember back with LoveLife and NBA in the early 2000s they tried making a push all the kids grew from it and basketball never seen a resurgence since.
 

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That age has come and gone, I remember back with LoveLife and NBA in the early 2000s they tried making a push all the kids grew from it and basketball never seen a resurgence since.
Kids don't play soccer yet viewership numbers are surging. You don't need to be playing the sports. It's for entertainment.
 

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Please explain to me


Why are people complaining and moaning about more content without extra cost?
You don't have to watch it and it costs you nothing (No, I do not watch basketball)

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Please explain to me


Why are people complaining and moaning about more content without extra cost?
You don't have to watch it and it costs you nothing (No, I do not watch basketball)

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Because instead of E-TV wasting money on basketball they could've spent money on something that people will actually watch. Yes, it's free for viewers but it costs E-TV money to buy the rights. Even you admit you don't watch basketball.
 
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