NBA announces scheduling times with UK and European fans in mind

13 Aug 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

The NBA has announced fixtures for the 2019/20 regular season, which will feature a record 48 prime time games in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as part of the league’s ‘NBA Saturdays’ and ‘NBA Sundays’ primetime initiative.  

A prime time game scheduled for 8pm CET will be available to fans on both Saturdays and Sundays from the start of the season in a drive to ensure that UK and European fans of the sport can see more of action during the evenings at weekends.

The NBA has taken regular season games to London’s O2 Arena since 2011, but for the 19/20 season will move the Global Game to Paris in January 2020 when the Charlotte Hornets will face the Milwaukee Bucks, home of reigning MVP and Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo

The league is entering into the second year of its partnership with Sky Sports as its UK broadcaster and the season will tip off on Tuesday, 22nd October.