The streaming service TuneIn has announced that it has picked up the streaming rights to all National Basketball Association starting in 2016-17. For those living outside the U.S. and Canada, fans can listen to NBA games on TuneIn right now.

But as for living in most of North America, the deal with TuneIn begins next season. According to TuneIn’s announcement all NBA radio broadcasts will be available to fans throughout the entire 2016-17 season including All-Star Weekend, the Playoffs and NBA Draft:

The partnership will provide TuneIn Premium users with access to all 1,230 NBA 2016-17 regular-season games, the entire NBA Playoffs and The Finals, as well as marquee events like the NBA All-Star Game, All-Star Saturday Night, and the NBA Draft.

As with the other leagues, TuneIn will offer exclusive content for its listeners:

  • On-Demand Content – Users will be able to listen to replays of the most recent 10 games for each team on a rolling basis if they can’t catch the live broadcasts
  • 24/7 NBA Channel – TuneIn plans to launch a live 24/7 channel consisting of a mix of NBA TV content and original programming so users can listen to live and on-demand basketball programming year-round

Over the last year or so, TuneIn has been aggressive in obtaining the streaming rights for several sports leagues including the English Premier League, Major League Baseball, National Football League and National Hockey League. All except for the NHL require a subscription to TuneIn’s premium service which costs $7.99 month.

With the live sports content plus access to radio stations around the world, TuneIn has become one of the destinations for online streaming.


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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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