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Report: NBA and Amazon Prime Video ‘have framework for an agreement’

Apr 26, 2024, 1:07 PM

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With their prior television deal (nine-year, $ 2.6 billion on average) ending after this postseason, a move is being made to streaming platforms. The NBA and Amazon Prime Video have a “framework deal for NBA broadcast rights,” per The Athletic’s Andrew Marchand.

According to the reporting, the deal between the NBA and Amazon Prime Video is expected to be “at least a decade” and begin next year, 2024-25. ESPN/ABC have a similar framework, also expected to last for at least a decade. They are also expected to keep the NBA Finals throughout the duration, per The Ahthletic‘s reporting.

 

ESPN/ABC has a similar framework, which is also expected to last for at least a decade. According to The Athletic, they are also expected to keep the NBA Finals throughout the duration. However, this has placed TNT in a more uncertain position at the current moment, with plenty of time left for negotiations.

“The advancement in the Amazon and ESPN talks leaves incumbent Warner Bros. Discovery, which owns network TNT Sports, to face off with NBC, owned by Comcast, for the likely last package of games. Warner Bros. Discovery has the right to match deals, but NBC could try to structure an agreement in a way that makes it difficult.”

With TV deals playing a large part in the league’s salary cap, this deal between the NBA and Amazon Prime Video could notably affect the landscape.

When is the next Sacramento Kings offseason date of interest?

For the first time in two years, the Sacramento Kings will be crossing its fingers for luck during the upcoming NBA Draft Lottery.

The 2024 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, in Chicago, where Sacramento will hold the 13th-best odds of securing the top pick.

How the Lottery works: The 14 teams that missed out on the NBA playoffs are eligible for the Draft Lottery. The final odds were determined after the regular season, and tie breaks were settled between teams with identical regular season records.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Sunday, May 12 – NBA Draft Lottery
  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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