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NBA LEAGUE PASS Frequently Asked Questions
What is NBA LEAGUE PASS?
How many games can I expect to see on NBA LEAGUE PASS?
What are the offer prices and dates of NBA LEAGUE PASS?
What are the offer dates for the free previews?
Where are NBA LEAGUE PASS games located?
Are NBA playoff games included in NBA LEAGUE PASS?
If I only want to watch my home team, should I purchase NBA LEAGUE PASS?
How can I receive an NBA LEAGUE PASS season schedule?
How many games will each NBA team play?
What national networks carry NBA games?
What are blackouts?
Why are there blackouts?
Why does mileage vary on blackouts in different zip codes?
How many teams are there?
What are the conferences and divisions?

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What is NBA LEAGUE PASS?


NBA LEAGUE PASS is a DIGITAL subscription basketball programming package of NBA regular season games that are played outside a subscriber's local viewing area. The basketball games included in NBA LEAGUE PASS are in addition to those available on ABC, TNT, NBA TV, ESPN & ESPN2 and your in-market networks (such as a regional sports network and/or over-the-air station).


How many games can I expect to see on NBA LEAGUE PASS?

As a NBA LEAGUE PASS subscriber you can see up to 40 games each week (from outside your local viewing area) throughout the regular season.


What are the offer prices and dates of NBA LEAGUE PASS?

The subscription cost varies depending on when a customer subscribes to the service. See below:

Early Bird Offer
Purchase Window: Now thru 11/7/06
$179 (or 4 payments of $44.75)

Regular Season Offer
Purchase Window: 11/8/06 thru 1/21/07
$199 (or 4 payments of $49.75)

Half Season Offer
Purchase Window: 1/22/07 thru 3/20/07
$119 (or 4 payments of $29.75)

Race to the Playoffs Offer
Purchase Window: 3/21/07 thru 4/18/07
$59 (Invoiced once)

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What are the offer dates for the free previews?

Early Bird Free Preview - October 31 - November 7, 2006
Half Season Free Preview - January 22 - 28, 2007


Where are NBA LEAGUE PASS games located?

Channels 821 - 829

Are NBA playoff games included in NBA LEAGUE PASS?

No, but all Playoff games are available on ABC, TNT, NBA TV, ESPN & ESPN2 or your local stations.


If I only want to watch my home team, should I purchase NBA LEAGUE PASS?

No, NBA LEAGUE PASS is designed for the NBA fan who wants to see NBA games other than just those that involve their local team. Local games are generally available on your RSN or over-the-air network.


How can I receive an NBA LEAGUE PASS season schedule?

You can log onto www.NBA.com or www.getbasketball.com


How many games will each NBA team play?

Each NBA team will play 82 regular season games.


What national networks carry NBA games?

ABC, TNT, NBA TV, ESPN & ESPN2


What are blackouts?

The process of preventing a television signal from reaching a particular area of the country, in order to protect the local television rightsholder of a particular game.

Why are there blackouts?

Blackout restrictions exist to protect the local television telecasters of each NBA game in the local markets of the teams. Blackouts are not based on arena sell-outs. Keep in mind that blackout policies and restrictions are different for every sports package that your system may carry. (This being said, if a subscriber ONLY wants to watch his or her home team, then NBA LEAGUE PASS should not be purchased. NBA LEAGUE PASS is designed for the NBA fan who wants to see NBA games other than just those which involve their local team).

Why does mileage vary on blackouts in different zip codes?

Television coverage area for each team is different.


How many teams are there?

There are 30 NBA teams.


What are the conferences and divisions?

There are two conferences and four divisions. The Eastern Conference contains the Atlantic Division and Central Division. The Western Conference includes the Midwest Division and the Pacific Division.

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