NBA TV Marks 10 Year Anniversary With New Interactive ‘Fan Night’
Posted Sep 8 2008 12:25PM
Atlanta, GA, Sept. 8 – Turner Sports and the NBA announced today the 2008-09 NBA TV regular season game telecast schedule, marking the network’s 10th year of NBA coverage. The schedule includes a full line-up of 96 live games – the most of any network – and an all new interactive Fan Night, which for the first time ever will give fans the unique opportunity to vote for the games they want to see televised nationally on NBA TV each Tuesday night. To launch the new season, NBA TV will offer a free preview week Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, allowing distribution partners the opportunity to showcase NBA TV to all of their viewers during this time. The 2008-09 season marks the inaugural year of the NBA’s partnership with Turner Sports to manage the NBA Digital portfolio which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBADLeague.com and WNBA.com.
Beginning Saturday, Nov. 1 with the Washington Wizards @ Detroit Pistons at 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV will televise live games multiple days a week throughout the regular season. Additionally, the network will host Fan Night every Tuesday putting fans in charge of the weekly game selection. Fans can let their voice be heard by logging onto NBA.com and selecting which of the available match-ups taking place around the league should be aired nationally on NBA TV. The top vote getting game will air on the network the following Tuesday night. Voting will begin Tues., Oct. 28 for the first Fan Night match-up which will air on Tues., Nov. 4.
“We’re proud to launch the new NBA season on NBA TV and NBA.com with the introduction of Fan Night, a landmark multi-platform experience that takes fan interactivity to an unprecedented level,” said Bryan Perez, SVP and GM of NBA Digital. “This is a great example of our commitment to increase fan involvement and take full advantage of all our platforms in an integrated manner. Fans voting online to consistently program a major, national sports network pushes the boundaries of sports digital media.”
In addition to the Fan Night games which will be selected and announced on a weekly basis, key match-ups on NBA TV will include:
Turner Sports has televised award-winning NBA game and studio telecasts on the TNT and TBS networks for the past 25 consecutive seasons. Currently, TNT televises exclusive doubleheaders every Thursday night, along with the annual NBA All-Star Game, NBA Playoffs and Conference Finals.
Launched in 1999, NBA TV is the league's 24-hour digital network and an integral part of the NBA's television landscape with more than 300 games televised annually, original series, nightly highlights, real-time statistics and the latest fantasy basketball and video game news. Games and programming on NBA TV are increasingly offered in high-definition (HDTV) to viewers. The network is available through several of the nation's top cable and satellite companies and can also be seen in 79 countries outside the U.S. including France, Spain, Israel, the Philippines and China, as well as throughout the Middle East. NBA TV is managed by Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting, Inc.
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting, Inc., presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised and online sports programming. With events airing on TBS and TNT, Turner Sports’ line-up includes NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, the NBA, Major League Baseball, professional golf, PGATour.com and PGA.com. Turner Sports also manages NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBADLeague.com and WNBA.com.
NBA on NBA TV 2008-09 Schedule
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Date Day Time Teams 1)01-Nov-08 Sat 7:30pmWashington @ Detroit 2)01-Nov 10:00pm Portland @ Phoenix 3)02-Nov-08 Sun6:00pm Milwaukee @ New York 4)03-Nov-08Mon 8:30pm Cleveland @ Dallas 5)04-Nov-08 Tues TBD Fan Night 6)08-Nov-08 Sat 8:00pm Miami @ New Orleans 7)09-Nov-08 Sun 6:00pm Boston @ Detroit 8)10-Nov-08 Mon 7:00pm Portland @ Orlando 9)11-Nov-08 Tues TBD Fan Night 10)15-Nov-08 Sat 8:30pm New Orleans @ Houston 11)16-Nov-08 Sun 8:00pm Detroit @ Phoenix 12)17-Nov-08 Mon10:30pm San Antonio @ LA Clippers 13) 18-Nov-08TuesTBD Fan Night 14) 22-Nov-08 Sat 7:00pm Houston @ Orlando 15) 23-Nov-08 Sun 9:00pm Chicago @ Denver 16) 24-Nov-08 Mon 7:00pm Philadelphia @ Charlotte 17) 25-Nov-08 Tues TBD Fan Night 18) 29-Nov-08 Sat 8:00pm Denver @ Minnesota 19) 30-Nov-08 Sun 5:00pm Chicago @ Philadelphia December Date Day Time Teams 20)01-Dec-08 Mon7:30pm Orlando @ Boston 21)02-Dec-08 Tues TBD Fan Night 22)03-Dec-08 Wed 8:00pm Phoenix @ New Orleans 23) 06-Dec-08 Sat 8:30pm Washington @ Chicago 24) 07-Dec-08 Sun 1:00pm Portland @ Toronto 25)08-Dec-08 Mon 8:00pm Golden State @ Oklahoma City 26) 09-Dec-08 Tues TBD Fan Night 27) 13-Dec-08 Sat 10:00pm New York @ Sacramento 28)14-Dec-08 Sun 4:00pm Miami @ Memphis 29)15-Dec-08 Mon 9:00pm New York @ Phoenix 30)16-Dec-08 Tues TBD Fan Night 31)20-Dec-08 Sat 8:30pm Utah @ Chicago 32)21-Dec-08 Sun 6:00pm Dallas @ Washington 33)22-Dec-08 Mon 7:30pm Houston @ New Jersey 34)23-Dec-08 Tues TBD Fan Night 35)26-Dec-08 Fri 10:30pm Boston @ Golden State 36)27-Dec-08 Sat 8:30pm Utah @ Houston 37)28-Dec-08 Sun 7:00pm New Orleans @ Indiana 38)29-Dec-08 Mon 7:30pm Orlando @ Detroit 39)29-Dec 10:30pm Toronto @ Golden State 40) 30-Dec-08 Tues TBD Fan Night January Date Day Time Teams 41)02-Jan-09 Fri 10:30pm Utah @ LA Lakers 42)03-Jan-09 Sat 8:30pm Philadelphia @ San Antonio 43)04-Jan-09 Sun 1:00pm Cleveland @ Washington 44)05-Jan-09 Mon 7:30pm San Antonio @ Miami 45) 06-Jan-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 46)10-Jan-09 Sat 10:00pm Golden State @ Portland 47)11-Jan-09 Sun 9:30pm Miami @ LA Lakers 48)12-Jan-09 Mon 7:30pm Toronto @ Boston 49)13-Jan-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 50) 17-Jan-09 Sat 7:30pm Philadelphia @ New York 51) 18-Jan-09 Sun 7:00pm Miami @ Oklahoma City 52) 19-Jan-09 Mon 4:00pm Washington @ Golden State 53) 20-Jan-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 54) 21-Jan-09 Wed 10:00pm Cleveland @ Portland 55)24-Jan-09 Sat 7:30pm Orlando @ Miami 56) 26-Jan-09 Mon 7:00pm Phoenix @ Washington 57)27-Jan-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 58)31-Jan-09 Sat 8:30pm New Orleans @ San Antonio February Date Day Time Teams 59)02-Feb-09 Mon 7:30pm LA Lakers @ New York 60)03-Feb-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 61) 04-Feb-09 Wed 8:30pm Portland @ Dallas 62)07-Feb-09 Sat 7:30pm Denver @ New Jersey 63)09-Feb-09 Mon 7:00pm Phoenix @ Philadelphia 64)10-Feb-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 65)10-Feb-09 TBD Fan Night 66)17-Feb-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 67)21-Feb-09 Sat 9:00pm New Orleans @ Utah 68)23-Feb-09 Mon 9:00pm Boston @ Denver 69)24-Feb-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 70)25-Feb-09 Wed 7:30pm Chicago @ New Jersey 71)28-Feb-09 Sat 7:00pm Orlando @ Philadelphia March DateDayTimeTeams 72)02-Mar-09 Mon 7:30pm Cleveland @ Miami 73)03-Mar-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 74)07-Mar-09 Sat 8:30pm Washington @ Dallas 75)08-Mar-09 Sun 12:30pm Utah @ Toronto 76)09-Mar-09 Mon 10:00pm LA Lakers @ Portland 77)10-Mar-09 Tues TBD Fan Night 78)11-Mar-09 Wed 7:00pm Chicago @ Orlando 79)11-Mar-09 10:30pm New Jersey @ Golden State 80)14-Mar-09 Sat 9:00pm LA Clippers @ Denver 81)16-Mar-09 Mon 8:00pm Houston @ New Orleans 82)17-Mar-09 Tue TBD Fan Night 83)20-Mar-09 Fri 8:30pm Boston @ San Antonio 84)21-Mar-09 Sat 10:00pm Washington @ Phoenix 85)22-Mar-09 Sun 6:00pm Cleveland @ New Jersey 86)23-Mar-09 Mon 10:00pm Philadelphia @ Portland 87)27-Mar-09 Fri 7:30pm Boston @ Atlanta 88)28-Mar-09 Sat 9:00pm Phoenix @ Utah 89)30-Mar-0 9Mon 7:30pm Milwaukee @ New Jersey 90)31-Mar-09 Tues TBD Fan Night April Date Day Time Teams 91)04-Apr-09 Sat 7:00pm Miami @ Washington 92)05-Apr-09 Sun 9:30pm LA Clippers @ LA Lakers 93)07-Apr-09 TuesTBD Fan Night 94)11-Apr-09 Sat 9:00pmGolden State @ Utah 95) 12-Apr-09 Sun 6:00pm Philadelphia @ Toronto 96)13-Apr-09 Mon 7:30pm Chicago @ Detroit