The NBA Presses Pause on TV's Digital Future

NBA TV commentators Shaquille O'Neal, Matt Winer, Steve Smith, and Charles Barkley Photograph by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The National Basketball Association has renewed its national TV deals with Turner Broadcasting and Disney. The basic terms released on Monday can be summarized in one word: more. The two networks signed on for nine more years at nearly triple their current annual cost, and both will air more games. The league will reap an average of almost $2.7 billion per year over the life of the deal, up from the current $930 million.

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