Dish and DirecTV tip off NBA League Pass promos

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The NBA is offering a free trial promo this week for streamers, too. (Image: NBA)

Looking to keep the NBA’s League Pass programming component as much in the pay TV ecosystem as it still can be, both Dish Network and DirecTV will offering a five-day free promo for the games bundle, starting today.

League Pass delivers subscribers access to every out-of-market NBA game, meaning viewers can see any match-up except those involving their local teams. The NBA distributes League Pass as a streamed a la carte service.

As Cord Cutter News noted, the NBA is offering a free trial promo this week for streamers. But as first reported by TV Answerman blogger Phillip Swan, the linear satellite carriers want to maintain their piece of the action, too. 

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DirecTV’s promo is actually six days long, kicking off on Martin Luther King Day. Dish, however, is also bundling in trial access to cable channel NBA TV. 

A full season of League Pass retails for $169, but the NBA is set to begin prorated midseason pricing next week. 

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