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NBA Is Reportedly Closing In On Mega Revenue Deal With Various Networks

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The way you watch the NBA could be very different in a few years.

After months of speculation and rumors, it seems that the Association’s new broadcasting deals are coming together.

According to Front Office Sports, the NBA is closing in on deals that will bring them about $76 billion over the next 11 years.

The deal would see them receive $2.6 billion from ESPN annually, while they would also receive $2.5 billion from NBC, and $1.8 billion from Amazon.

While many people already watch basketball games on ESPN, the inclusion of NBC and Amazon will radically alter the professional sports landscape.

The NBA is closing in on deals that would bring in about $76 billion in media revenue over 11 years, @WSJ reports—increasing its annual fees by more than 250%.

ESPN: $2.6B/year
NBC: $2.5B/year
Amazon: $1.8B/year

— Front Office Sports (@FOS) June 5, 2024

This is a great deal for the NBA and increases fees by more than 250% annually.

Of course, it’ll come at a cost, too.

Most notably, this new deal would put an end to NBA games on TNT, which means the wildly popular “Inside the NBA,” featuring Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley, will come to an end.

That is a stinging blow for basketball fans but it’s something they should get used to because next season will likely be the last for “Inside the NBA.”

NBC will be very happy to have the NBA back and it is already making plans to dominate the sports world.

They ruled professional basketball for many years and have been angling to get back in the game recently.

As for Amazon, this is another major accomplishment.

They already have a deal with the NFL but a relationship with the NBA will help them even more.

Nothing is official yet but it seems very likely that this deal will be agreed to soon, which means the NBA is on the verge of a transformation.

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