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NBA league pass pricing now available

Looks like it now includes the NBA Mobile League Pass, with the usual TV and Broadband part.

Whats weird is just broadband is 187.80 for the Regular all teams, or 10% off with 169 on time payment

And the Choice, with 7 teams is 119, or 109 with one time payment.

While thru a provider like DirecTV, Dish, Comcast, Time Warner, etc... it is 169.00 in one payment, or 4 payments of 42.25

Its odd that the broadband thru nba.com costs more than tv, which you get all 3 now.
  • crzy
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How many miles is the limit for online NBA league pass blackout policy?

How far outside the Bay Area do I have to be?
[ Edited by crzy on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM ]
Shouldn't it be 25% cheaper this year?
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NBA: "That lockout sure hurt our reputation w/ the fans. How can we make it up to them? I know! Let's raise the price of NBA League Pass!"
we call that a ripoff

good thing the lakers are on tnt all the time!
Originally posted by crzy:
How many miles is the limit for online NBA league pass blackout policy?

How far outside the Bay Area do I have to be?

I believe it's the same as TV would be, so your Local Regional Sports Networks, and of course national tv games arent included.
Prior to the 1998-99 NBA lockout, The NBA and the WNBA used to black out nationally televised games on cable TV within 35 miles (56 km) of the home team's market; however, these are now restricted to games on NBA TV.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackout_%28broadcasting%29#NBA_blackout_policy
  • crzy
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I don't think it's 35 miles anymore.

I'm about 60 miles from Oakland right now
This is interesting, prices for broadband, even though shortended seasosn, are basically the same from 2010-2011 season.

Prices in the 2009-2010 season were $149.95 for the Premium package and $99.95 for the Choice package. In 2010-2011, the prices rose 20% to $179.95 and $109.95 respectively as "early bird" rates for those who signed up before the season started, and $189.95 and $119.95 as the rates once the season began. For at least the past two years, the service has offered a free trial for the first games of the regular season. In the 2010-2011 season, trial customers could watch all non-blackout games from October 26 (the start of the regular season) through November 2. For the 2009-2010 season, a half-year package was offered at a reduced price beginning around the middle of the season. In 2010-2011, the Playoffs and Finals Premium and Standard packages were offered at $99.95 and $79.95 respectively.
Originally posted by crzy:
I don't think it's 35 miles anymore.

I'm about 60 miles from Oakland right now

you can't see it on local tv? i'd assume that you could either see it on local or league pass, don't know how you could end up somewhere that neither will work.
Originally posted by crzy:
I don't think it's 35 miles anymore.

I'm about 60 miles from Oakland right now

I imagine if you have whatever The Warriors local station in your zip code, you will be blacked out.

Like for me, even though Im not a Knicks or Nets fan, I have YES and SNY in my area so those games would be blacked out. So any games played on those channels on League Pass are blacked out.

So rockets/Nets or rockets/knicks games are blacked out, and available only on YES and SNY.
Didn't pay, lol
I am never going to buy an NBA product, go to an NBA game, or support any of the sponsors (as much as I can) of the NBA ever again (or at least until Stern is forced out).
[ Edited by AmpLee on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM ]
Originally posted by AmpLee:
I am never going to buy an NBA product, go to an NBA game, or support any of the sponsors (as much as I can) of the NBA ever again (or at least until Stern is forced out).

I dont know if he will be forced out but he has hinted at retirement in the next couple of years
Originally posted by AmpLee:
I am never going to buy an NBA product, go to an NBA game, or support any of the sponsors (as much as I can) of the NBA ever again (or at least until Stern is forced out).

I would be with you if I could see my rockets locally, but from NY, and lack of national tv games, I purchased it thru directv, can't go without that or the nfl ticket.