League Pass 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 on League Pass 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. 

In addition to local and national broadcast blackouts, Canadian and US fans cannot access All-Star Weekend or the Playoffs after round 1 on NBA League Pass, as these events will be shown on TV in local markets.

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, NBA TV on your cable provider, or a national TV network such as 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 are 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.

US: For blackouts in your area, search your Zip Code under "What can I watch?" on the packages page

Canada: For blackouts in your area, see Canadian blackouts

NBA Playoff Blackouts

NBA Playoff games after round 1 and NBA Finals games will be blacked out to fans in the US and Canada as they will be available on a national TV network. Games will be available for viewing roughly 3 hours after the conclusion of the game.  

Summer League Blackouts

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



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