What are the blackout rules for NBA LEAGUE PASS?

Sports Blackouts for TV

Sports blackouts are a factor in every programming distribution service. Blackouts are determined primarily according to who has the rights to broadcast a given game in a given area, and are defined by the NBA.  Blackouts take place when a game is televised locally in your area via a regional sports network or an over-the-air station. If a game is blacked out on NBA LEAGUE PASS in your local area, you should tune to your local TV station to see the game.  Games appearing on national television are not available live on NBA LEAGUE PASS.

This applies to games being televised on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. You may view these games on the designated channel on your television. 

To see which teams will be blacked out in your local area, enter your current zip code in the Blackout Finder at the bottom of the page at: http://www.nba.com/leaguepass

Note that NBA LEAGUE PASS may only be used and/or accessed from within the United States and its territories. 


For example, the Lakers are playing the Rockets and both teams are broadcasting the game locally -- KCAL 9 in the Los Angeles area, and FSN Southwest in the Houston area. NBA LEAGUE PASS subscribers living in the Los Angeles area will be blacked out in the Lakers over-the-air territory. Subscribers in the Houston area will also be blacked out.



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