NBA League Pass to include single game option beginning next season
NBA League Pass is the subscription model that allows you to watch every game, every night all season long. While it’s not a complete cord-cutting solution due to the fact that games televised on ABC, ESPN, TNT or NBA TV aren’t included in the package, it’s still a fantastic product that allows fans of the league access to a ridiculous amount of content on what is essentially a nightly basis.
The league is doing what it can to provide even more options to fans who are interested in purchasing the service, with single game and individual team packages on deck for the 2015-16 season.From the official release:
NBA LEAGUE PASS, the out-of-market live game service, will tip off the 2015-16 NBA season by providing fans with the opportunity to purchase single games and individual team packages.
The single game offering will allow fans to select individual NBA LEAGUE PASS live games on a given day during the regular season. The individual team package, available for all 30 NBA teams, will give fans the option to follow one team through the regular season. ...
These new offerings will be made available during the 2015-16 season by NBA Digital to broadband and mobile subscribers on iOS and Android devices. Details on where else these new offerings may be purchased, and information regarding 2015-16 pricing for all NBA LEAGUE PASS packages, will be announced in mid-July.
The individual game option is what’s really exciting, here, and will likely bring in more casual fans than ever on a night when the games on the national telecast are, should we say, less than desirable due to the fact that they’re scheduled so far in advance.
The pipe dream for League Pass would be a flat fee to have access to every single game throughout the regular season in real time, regardless of the market one lives in or the network that happens to hold a particular game’s broadcast rights. But until we get there, the product (especially on the broadband side, in my experience) is amazing, and these additional offerings will only serve to enhance what’s largely an already-great service.