Add NBA TV to the lengthy record of networks including a playing present to their schedule.
On Thursday, Sportico reported that simply in time for the playoffs, NBA TV can be the most recent sports activities community launch a sports activities betting present. Whereas particulars stay slim, Sportico additionally reported that the half hour present would premiere “later this week” and would air over the primary two rounds of the NBA playoffs. The league goes all in on sports activities betting, which is partially outlined beneath.
It’s a part of a wider media initiative that the league is asking “NBA Wager,” which can even function a brand new playing part of the NBA’s web site and app, and a brand new social media channel devoted to playing storylines. It’ll be dealt with by way of NBA Digital, a partnership between the league and WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports activities.
The NBA’s companions in NBA Wager are plentiful. The present, which can be shot within the WarnerMedia studios in Atlanta, can be introduced by BetMGM, the 50/50 three way partnership between MGM and Entain. Already a league companion, BetMGM’s odds and information can be built-in all through this system.
The NBA is one in every of a number of leagues that isn’t shying away from sports activities playing. TNT has beforehand rolled out an alternate broadcast (entitled TNT Bets) for some video games, which incorporates tonight’s Wizards-Pacers sport.
TNT Bets introduced by FanDuel Sportsbook will return as a part of tomorrow’s sport protection. TNT Bets is a betting-focused simulcast out there by way of web-based TNT digital merchandise that includes commentary from B/R Betting’s Cabbie Richards and Tim Doyle with FanDuel’s in-house knowledgeable Tom Vecchio. Customers can entry the content material by way of authentication by utilizing their cable supplier credentials.
It is smart for the NBA to leap on the bandwagon right here, particularly given what number of different shops are creating related gambling-centric content material. Now, will we see different league networks comply with swimsuit (coughNFLcough) within the coming months? We’ll have to attend and see.