CMG's CCTV Sports channel to resume NBA broadcasting
Web Editor:國際日報 International Daily News
China Media Group (CMG) announced on Friday that its sports channel will resume broadcasting NBA games starting Saturday morning after a one-year suspension.
CMG's CCTV Sports channel will broadcast the fifth game of the NBA finals at 09:00 Beijing time, the first game since CMG halted NBA game broadcasts on October 8, 2019 in opposition to comments by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey and the NBA commissioner on China's internal affairs.
A CMG spokesperson noted on Friday that basketball is a popular sport in China and the country has a large fan base for professional basketball.
The spokesperson also acknowledged the NBA's recent friendly gestures, including wishing Chinese fans a happy National-Day and Mid-Autumn Day during the double festival that just passed, as well as efforts the organization made to support the Chinese people during the COVID-19 outbreak.