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Sprint Adds Zing to Live Coverage with its NBA Game Time App

October 29, 2012


The fervor among NBA fans is gathering momentum as another gala basketball season steams along with Sprint (News - Alert), promising greater live coverage, video alerts and real-time scores and statistics through its NBA Game Time app.

This happens to be the second season for Sprint as official wireless service partner of the National Basketball Association, and fans can watch live games on the Sprint TV ESPN (News - Alert) channel and receive free and unlimited access to all the features of NBA Game Time Plus. 

The app promises fans an even more exciting time as it enables aficionados exclusive access to live NBA games, helping them keep track all of the NBA action real-time, scores, stats and video alerts wherever their busy lives take them.

In addition to this, fans will reportedly have access to live home and away radio broadcasts, game video highlights and 20 percent off NBA League Pass Mobile for the 2012-13 season.

Fans can also replay games on demand with a full season of archives with a subscription to NBA League Pass.

“Only the Sprint Truly Unlimited plans let fans watch or listen to all the action as much as they want without worrying about costly overages, throttling or metering they could see from other national wireless carriers with shared data plans,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president, corporate marketing at Sprint.

During the season, the NBA Game Time app from Sprint will allow fans to participate in many interactive programs. When Sprint serves as the presenting sponsor of Fan Night, fans get to dictate and vote on what game is to be aired every Tuesday on NBA TV.

In addition, Sprint will be the presenting partner of NBA All-Star Balloting, in which fans will get to determine the starters for the NBA All-Star Game and can use the app to cast their vote.

NBA Game Time from Sprint is available on smartphones with either the iOS 4.3+ or Android (News - Alert) 2.2+ operating systems and can be downloaded.

Sprint is planning a large-scale expansion in the not too distant future, to boost the power of its LTE (News - Alert) network and make new markets available in 100 different cities over the next several months.

While Sprint's LTE service is currently available in 19 major metropolitan areas like Atlanta, San Antonio and both the Kansas and Missouri versions of Kansas City, Sprint plans to ramp that number up substantially and bring the service to several new markets in places like New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans and several more.

Edited by Braden Becker