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NBA to stream games on Facebook and Twitter in Philippines as rights talks drag on

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The National Basketball Association announced on Tuesday that selected 2019-20 regular-season games will be live streamed in the Philippines for free on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter.

The NBA does not yet have a media rights partner in the Philippines for the 2019-20 season. Talks with potential partners have run late since previous rights-holder Solar withdrew its interest and shut down its basketball-themed pay-television channels last month. Pay-television platforms Cignal and Sky Cable, bidding jointly, are thought to be the favourites to land a deal for the rights.

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