Originally posted on NBA.com  |  Last updated 12/5/11
The Toronto Raptors, National Basketball Association (NBA), and TVA Sports announced today they have agreed to a multi-year deal that will bring NBA games to the newest French-language sports network in Quebec. The announcement of TVA Sports' broadcast schedule will follow in the coming days. TVA Sports will broadcast a mix of regular season NBA games, including live play-by-play coverage and analysis of the Toronto Raptors by knowledgeable basketball experts Paul Rivard (an experienced journalist and sports commentator) and Pascal Jobin (a former professional basketball player and coach). The channel will also feature match-ups of legendary teams like the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, and Chicago Bulls, as well as the NBA Playoffs and The Finals. Live French broadcast of these games will be exclusive to TVA Sports. “This two-year agreement brings basketball back to French-language TV after a 13-year absence,” comments Pierre Dion, President and CEO of TVA Group. “Francop...
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