NBA LEAGUE PASS Blackout Information
Why Do Blackouts Exist?
Blackout restrictions exist because local and national content providers have certain exclusive rights to televise live content.
What Games Are Affected By Blackouts?
Live, locally televised games are not available for viewing live on NBA LEAGUE PASS. Blackout restrictions include your local NBA team(s) and all nationally telecast games.
What Happens If I Change My Location?
If your location changes, your blackout restrictions for live, locally televised games may also change. Blackouts are specific to your current location.
How Does the NBA Determine My Location?
Your location is determined by your zip code (if watching via a satellite television provider), a combination of zip code and cable system distribution territory (if watching via a cable television provider), or by the IP address associated with your internet connection or your mobile device's GPS coordinates (if watching via your computer, phone, tablet or connected device). If you feel we have made a mistake, please contact customer support.
Enter the ZIP Code of where you will be watching NBA LEAGUE PASS to see which teams may be blacked out.
Where Can I Watch Games that are Blacked Out on NBA LEAGUE PASS?
You should be able to view games that are blacked out on NBA LEAGUE PASS on a regional sports network in your area or on a national TV network such as NBA TV, TNT, ESPN or ABC. These content providers may also have official streaming apps through which you can view games that are blacked out on NBA LEAGUE PASS (if you are a subscriber to that network). When available, NBA LEAGUE PASS will direct you to these apps. The audio of blackout games is available on NBA LEAGUE PASS, and you should also be able to listen to blacked out games through a local radio provider.
Where Can I Watch Blacked Out Games After They Air Live?
All games that are blacked out or not available live for viewing on NBA LEAGUE PASS, regardless of your location, are available for viewing on demand as soon as they are moved to the NBA LEAGUE PASS archives. Nationally telecast games are archived three hours after they have aired. Locally telecast games are archived three days after they have aired.
Are NBA SINGLE GAME Purchases Subject to Blackout?
All games that are blacked out are not available live for viewing on NBA LEAGUE PASS. These NBA SINGLE GAMES will be available for purchase as soon as the game archive is available for you in your location. Nationally telecast games are available for purchase three hours after they have aired. Locally telecast games are available for purchase three days after they have aired.