NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2007 – NBA TV will deploy 30 camera crews and will utilize 10 high-definition cameras, as well as a team of correspondents, to deliver exclusive, all-access coverage of NBA All-Star 2007 in Las Vegas to fans around the world. The network, along with NBA.com and NBA Radio on SIRIUS Satellite Radio, will devote over 300 hours to the event.

NBA.com will showcase more than 30 hours of broadband highlights, including live press conferences, interviews with players and coaches, and the All-Star Dunk-A-Thon, an in-depth look at the greatest dunks in history of the annual Slam Dunk Contest. In addition, NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards will bring fans the sights and sounds of the event through his All-Star Blog that will run throughout the weekend.

NBA TV will tip off its coverage from Las Vegas with reports on the arrival of players, coaches and team executives beginning on Thursday, Feb. 15. The following day the network will begin its 24/7 coverage when it broadcasts live from its remote studio at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino South Convention Center, at 12 p.m. ET.

The network, which is seen in 66 countries around the world, will be made available to all of its distributors in the United States through a nationwide Free Preview Feb. 10-19.

During NBA All-Star 2007, NBA TV, NBA.com and NBA Radio will capture the excitement of the event by delivering:

  • Behind-the-Scenes Access to NBA All-Stars at exclusive locations and at marquee events such as the All-Star Practices, All-Star Saturday Night, and the All-Star Game.
  • Live Telecasts of Commissioner David Stern’s annual press conference, the announcement of the finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2007, and the Legends’ Brunch.
  • A Live Two-Hour HD Broadcast of the East and West All-Star Practices.
  • All-Star Broadband Features and In-Depth Highlight Packages on NBA.com.
  • Three Hall of Fame Analysts: Gail Goodrich, Rick Barry and Nancy Lieberman.
  • Live Simulcast of NBA Radio featuring interviews with All-Star players, coaches, Legends and celebrities
  • Special All-Star Programming including Hardwood Classic All-Star Games.
  • First-Ever Telecast of the NBA Development League All-Star Game
  • Pregame Coverage of the All-Star Game, featuring the arrival of celebrities and players and reports from special NBA TV special guest correspondent Damon Jones of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    NBA TV’s LIVE ALL-STAR 2007 PROGRAMMING LINEUP

    Friday, Feb. 16
    12 p.m. ET NBA TV Live from NBA Jam Session presented by adidas

    12:30 p.m. ET Sophomore/Rookie Shootaround

    2:30 p.m. ET Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2007 Finalists Announcement

    3 p.m. ET NBA All-Star Player Interviews and Media Availability

    6 p.m. ET NBA Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio Simulcast featuring Rick Barry and Rick Kamla

    8 p.m. ET T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam Preview Show

    11 p.m. ET T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam Postgame Show

    1:30 a.m. ET NBA TV Daily – All-Star 2007

    Saturday, Feb. 17
    12 p.m. ET NBA Radio on SIRIUS Satellite Radio Simulcast featuring Rick Kamla and Frank Isola

    2 p.m. ET Live HD Broadcast of the East and West All-Star Practices presented by Toyota

    4:30 p.m. ET Pregame Show – Inaugural Gillette NBA D-League All-Star Game in association with 24 Hour Fitness

    5 p.m. ET Inaugural Gillette NBA D-League All-Star Game in association with 24 Hour Fitness

    7 p.m. ET Commissioner David Stern’s Annual Press Conference

    7:30 p.m. ET All-Star Saturday Night presented by EA SPORTS™ – Preview Show

    8 p.m. ET NBA All-Star Special with Ahmad Rashad (Re-Air of ABC’s Saturday afternoon broadcast)

    11 p.m. ET All-Star Saturday Night presented by EA SPORTS™ – Post Event Show

    2:30 a.m. ET NBA TV Daily – All-Star 2007

    Sunday, Feb. 19
    1:30 p.m. ET NBA Legends Brunch – Preview Show

    2 p.m. ET NBA Legends Brunch

    5 p.m. ET NBA All-Star 2007 Pregame Show

    11 p.m. ET NBA All-Star 2007 Postgame Show

    3 a.m. ET NBA TV Daily All-Star Wrap-Up Show