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It's important to remember, however, that sometimes sports can be subject to blackout restrictions. A blackout is when sports teams and leagues (or schools and conferences) prohibit certain games from being seen on certain channels due to ticket sales or games being carried on other channels.
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Preseason Very few preseason games are televised locally or nationally, and none are subject to blackouts.
Regular Season Over the course of the NBA's season, nationally-televised games may appear on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV. All games on ABC will not be shown on any other local broadcast station or regional cable network and are not subject to blackouts. Only some games shown on ESPN and TNT are exclusive to those networks, while others are subject to blackouts because they will be shown on a local station or regional network instead. In addition, all games on NBA TV are subject to blackouts.Note:Local and regional airings are never blacked out. You'll just need tochange the channelto find the game you're looking for.
For an additional fee, customers can purchase theNBA LEAGUE PASSPay Per View (PPV) package, a collection of most of the televised games from other markets. The only games in the NBA LEAGUE PASS package that are subject to blackout are those also carried on a local station or regional cable network.
Postseason The NBA Playoffs consists of four rounds of games. Games during the first two rounds may be televised locally, regionally or nationally. During these first two rounds, games televised nationally may be blacked out on the national network and shown on a local station or regional network. Games during the third round are shown exclusively on ESPN or TNT, and the NBA Finals are shown exclusively on ABC. Games in the final two rounds are not subject to any blackouts. The schedule is sometimes not determined until the last minute, as one day's schedule sometimes depends on the outcome of the previous day's game(s).
More About Finding Your Favorite Sports Games & Teams
Overflow Channels- In many larger markets, the number of games being played at the same time frequently exceeds the number of available channels/networks. When this occurs, the second (or third) simultaneous game will be televised on a part-time, extra channel.
To find out what channel a particular game is going to be on or when and where to catch coverage of your favorite team, we recommend that you check the local listings on your on-screen guide or visit team, league, school and conference websites for the most up-to-date information (weather and post-season scheduling can change frequently).
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