Vivendi-owned French pay-TV operator, Canal Plus, is broadcasting US basketball games from the NBA on its Canal Plus and Canal Plus Sport channels in around 20 African countries including Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon, since January 1 this year.
Three matches are programmed for the first day, including two pre-recorded games. During the rest of the year, two games will be offered every week, on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
The TV rights for the NBA are held by BeIn Sport in France. Canal Plus had stopped airing NBA games in 2012 before resuming the broadcast again this year.