There is good news for people who just want to watch their home basketball teams in-market. The Sports Business Journal reported that the NBA will test the viability of local streaming for NBA gamesL
The agreements break a six-year logjam that prevented viewers from watching their hometown teams on their computers or handsets locally. The frustrating negotiations also caused industry executives to question the viability of such a service, even as national TV channels were profiting from their own streaming services.
Now, the financial viability of live local streams will be tested, starting soon after the NBA opens its season later this month. The deals will allow people who subscribe to a distributor that carries Fox Sports Net or Comcast SportsNet to log in and watch their local teams’ games via broadband or mobile.
That’s good news for those of us fans who were sick of NBA League Pass and its foibles.
[H/T Sports Business Journal]