The NBA All-Stars will headline their first All-NBA games in their new digs on Thursday, with the NBA on the ESPN Network.
The game will be a showcase of the NBA’s new television and online platforms, with both games airing live on ESPN, the network’s flagship cable channel.
The game will kick off with a three-hour pregame show with TNT’s Anthony Slater, and will feature a special segment featuring the All-star game cast, along with interviews with the players.
TNT will also provide live streaming access to the game through ESPN’s streaming platform, which will be available for streaming on Thursday at 5:00pm ET, along wth ESPN’s app, ESPN TV, and on mobile devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple Watch and Android TV devices.
In addition, TNT will broadcast an all-star basketball game on Thursday on the TNT Sports channel, with ESPN and TNT Sports producing the coverage, with TNT Sports Executive Vice President of Programming John V. Gee and Senior Vice President, NBA TV Jim Pollak producing the broadcasts.
The games will be the first on-air showcase of ESPN’s new streaming and on-demand platforms, as well as the first time the league will be providing live video on its platforms, including ESPN’s live streaming platform and TNT’s online streaming platform.
ESPN and the NBA also announced that they will offer a variety of programming including live coverage of the All Star Game, NBA Live Extra, NBA Countdown, NBA All Star Weekend and NBA Live.
The NBA will also be streaming video of the game on TNT.
The NBA’s first All Star game will also mark the first all-Star game in the league’s history, with it marking the first All Stars Game to take place in Atlanta.
The games will also kick off a two-day series of games in Miami and San Antonio, with a return to Atlanta on January 18.