Abidjan – The National Basketball Association (NBA) (www.NBA.com) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) have announced that the NBA App and www.NBA.com will carry FIBAs digital platform, Courtside 1891.
The platform will allow fans in 20 countries and territories to purchase the FIBA World Cup Pass and watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
Beginning with the opening games on Friday, 25 August 2023, and continuing through the Final on Sunday, 10 September 2023, Courtside 1891s FIBA World Cup Pass will offer fans access to live and on-demand games, extended highlights, and top plays.
The addition of the FIBA World Cup Pass into NBA App programming builds on the NBAs efforts to engage with fans throughout the offseason and widen its scope of basketball content.
Taking place in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will feature 32 participating teams playing in 92 games over 16 days of competition.
On Aug. 25 at 1:30 p.m. GMT, 2022-23 Kia All-NBA First Team member Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder) and the Canada Mens National Team will open group phase play against France, led by three-time NBA All-Star and Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert (Minnesota Timberwolves).
On Saturday, Aug. 26, Slovenia, led by four-time NBA All-Star and Kia All-NBA First Team member Luka Don?ic (Dallas Mavericks), will begin group phase play against Venezuela at 11:30 a.m. GMT.
The U.S.A. Mens National Team, which features 2023 NBA All-Stars Anthony Edwards (Timberwolves), Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers), and Jaren Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies) as well as 2022-23 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Paolo Banchero (Orlando Magic), will open group phase play against New Zealand at 12:40 p.m. GMT.
Defending world champion Spain will tip off its title defense against Côte dIvoire at 1:30 p.m. GMT.
The NBA will announce the complete list of NBA players participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 once all final national team rosters are set.
The coverage available on Courtside 1891 complements the extensive live broadcasts that will be made by FIBAs broadcast partners in over 190 territories across the world.
Fans will be able to follow both live telecasts and dedicated analysis through their national broadcast partner, with the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 on track to have the biggest and broadest distribution ever.
Up-to-date details of local broadcast distribution arrangements will be made available on the official FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 website.
Countries and territories included are Angola, Argentina, Cape Verde, Cote DIvoire, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.