fans could soon have another way to watch their team play – online. The
NBA franchise is in talks with Comcast to stream games live, and free,
on the Web next season.
(President Rich) Gotham said details of the deal with Comcast SportsNet have yet to
be worked out. But he expects the agreement to be signed in time for
the season opener this fall.
“We haven’t worked through all the specifics of the model,” he said.
The key words in that first paragraph are live and free. This is very cool news. I'm surprised the league is allowing this to happen, quite frankly. If there's a lot of interest (and I think there will be), expect the team to eventually stream all their games on Celtics.com for a fee.
And the AP is reporting that Comcast will add NBA TV to its digital tier of service before the start of next season. This is similar to the deal reached with the NFL Network. What does this mean for me? More sports options on my current cable package. My wife is thrilled.