Now Twitch to stream NBA G League
North American basketball's NBA has teamed up with Twitch, the live-streaming portal owned by Amazon, to broadcast games from the second-tier G League.
Under the terms of the partnership announced today, at least six G League games a week will be streamed on Twitch from Friday.
They will also be made available on demand.
Viewers will be able to access on-court stats, such as points, assists, rebounds and team stats during games.
The NBA's developmental league games will continue to be shown across the ESPN networks and NBA TV. Games have also been streamed in the past on Facebook Live.
Malcolm Turner, NBA G League president, said: "Our deal with Twitch will be groundbreaking. By leveraging fan commentary, new technology and a passionate community, Twitch elevates video in a unique, engaging way that resonates with young viewers."
Twitch is primarily known for its video game streaming, but just last Thursday it streamed the Thursday night NFL American football game between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints .
The stream, which was a simulcast of US national network NBC’s coverage, was accompanied by Twitch’s traditional live chat and social media integrations.
Rights to Thursday night games are held this season by Amazon, which had previously been streaming coverage on Amazon Prime Video, the website’s subscription service.