When does the National Basketball League (NBL) season start?
Australia’s premier basketball competition has grown in national and international notoriety over the past few years. The NBL (National Basketball League) is now played in front of packed crowds up and down the land, with the quality of the league improving year upon year.
Traditionally, the NBL season gets underway at the very start of October and runs through to the end of March.
As of the 2020/21 NBL season, there are 9 teams competing in the top division, with 4 sides progressing to the semi-finals.
Each semi-final is a best of three match contest with the NBL Grand Final being played out over 5 matches, to decide the overall NBL winner.
How to watch or live stream NBL
Free-to-air basketball has really helped grow the sport in recent years and the NBL’s link with SBS has been integral to that.
Select games are shown on SBS on a weekly basis, with the NBL semi-finals and Grand Final being shown in their entirety on SBS.
Through the Foxtel link up with ESPN, basketball fans can also watch the NBL via the Foxtel app live streaming option.
Live stream NBL on Kayo Sports
Basketball has become one of the most watched sports in Australia and whilst the NBA is still the most popular league in the country, the NBL is fighting hard to catch up.
Not every game is available through Kayo Sports but highlights packages are out there for fans of specific teams, making it a valuable resource for NBL fans.
With expert analysis from some of the very biggest names in Australian basketball and the option to move easily from match to match, Kayo Sports have all bases covered when it comes to NBL coverage.
The basic Kayo subscription costs $25 a month, which allows users to watch all the sport they want on 2 screens at the same time, whilst a premium Kayo Sports subscription enables 3 simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
Kayo Sports offers subscribers access to over 50 sports, with action taking place all over the world – making it a must have for any sports fan. New subscribers can also access a free, 14-day trial with Kayo Sports.
Live streaming the NBL on Foxtel
Foxtel are linked with ESPN, allowing fans to catch all of the NBL action whilst they are on the go.
With live streaming options available through the Foxtel Go app, NBL games have never been more accessible to fans.
Games are shown regularly, with expert analysis and insight always on hand to break down the key plays from every game.
Foxtel and ESPN mirror their coverage of the NBL and both offer each other’s services through a subscription – making watching the NBL simple through Foxtel.
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