Just a few games into the 2009-2010
NBA season, this is the first time entire games are available for
streaming -- only game highlights were previously available through
an official service.
There are now three methods to watch
complete games in the NBA: via TV, PC, or now using a mobile
phone. Initial estimates report 59M mobile phone owners have
the ability to watch streaming NBA games using their mobile
The coverage is available
through AT&T and T-Mobile, with Verizon Wireless beginning
service on November 6. Apple iPhone and Google Android phone
owners have access to the streaming feature now, but RIM BlackBerry
owners are expected to have streaming NBA coverage at some point in
the near future.
Mobile subscribers can watch 40 live
games each week while accessing game statistics and game replays.
In addition, it's possible to record 30-second video clips that can
be watched up to 48 hours after the game ends.
The ability to
view live streaming content using a mobile phone is a feature many
phone owners are now seeking. The National Hockey League (NHL)
offers mobile gaming in Canada only, while Major League Baseball
(MLB) offers live game coverage to iPhone owners only.
quote: Now, if only I gave a flying f*ck about basketball.