Blackouts

Every NBA game is available with NBA League Pass in every country except the US and Canada. Blackout restrictions exist because local and national content providers have certain exclusive rights to televise live games and content. The audio of games that are blacked out will be available to listen live. 

 

What games are blacked out in the US and Canada?

Blackout restrictions include your local NBA team(s) and all nationally televised games. Blacked-out games will be available for viewing after the game has concluded.

Blackouts are specific to your current location, so if your location changes, your blackout restrictions for live, locally televised games will also change. Your location is determined by the IP address or location services (if turned on). Within the US and Canada, a zip code is used to determine what teams are covered by your local broadcaster. 

 

Where to view Blacked out games?

You should be able to view games that are blacked out on NBA League Pass on a regional sports network in your area or a national TV network such as NBA TV, TNT, ESPN, ABC, Sportsnet or TSN.

Blacked out games are available for viewing on-demand as soon as they are moved to the NBA League Pass Archives. Nationally broadcast games available to view in archives three hours after they have aired. In the US, locally telecast games are archived three days after they have aired.

 

If you are in the US, you can find a list of teams blacked out in your area here. 

If you are in Canada, you can find a list of Canadian blackouts here.

In addition to local and national broadcast blackouts, Canadian and US fans cannot access All-Star Weekend or the Playoffs, as these events will be shown on TV in local markets.

 

Summer League Blackouts

Summer League games that are blacked out will be available for viewing after Summer League concludes. 

 

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