British broadcaster BT Sport and Facebook plan to stream the 2018 NBA London Game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics.
The video will be streamed live on Thursday night starting at 8pm from BT Sport’s Facebook page and will only be available in the United Kingdom.
“We are delighted to be making the NBA London Game 2018 to the widest possible audience on our Facebook page,” Simon Green, the head of BT Sport, said in the announcement. “It’s a great way of promoting the fact that BT Sport broadcasts up to seven live NBA games per week throughout the regular season, including a primetime game every Sunday.”
BT’s stream of the upcoming game will be enhanced with a new feature first introduced on the NBA League Pass app called NBA Mobile View. NBA Mobile View optimizes video for tablets and smartphones and features closer shots of the action compared to traditional broadcasts.
In addition to Facebook, BT TV subscribers will also be able to watch the upcoming game live on BT Sport 2. They’ll be able to tune in via the BT Sport website and the BT Sport apps as well.