NBA All-Star Game To Air In 215 Nations

When the NBA All-Star Game tips off in Phoenix today, fans in 215 countries and territories will be tuning in to watch the NBA's best perform on telecasts that will be available in 44 languages.

Moreover, the All-Star Game will be Webcast internationally for the first time, providing users in 61 countries another way to experience the action. The Webcasts are available through NBA League Pass Broadband International at

There will be 15 networks broadcasting All-Star events for the first time: Fujian TV, China; Inner Mongolia TV, China; Jiangxi TV, China; Orange Sport, France; Sky Italia Mobile, Italy; Hikari TV, Japan; J Sports, Japan; NBA TV (Gala TV), Lithuania; Alfa TV, Macedonia; Cadena Tres, Mexico; DirecTV Latin America, Pan-Regional; NBA TV Cable Magico, Peru; Orange Sport, Poland; Sport TV HD, Portugal; and Sport, Russia.

In the States, TNT will begin its pregame coverage at 8 p.m. (ET), before the 58th annual contest starts at 8:30 p.m. at US Airways Center. Last night, TNT presented NBA All-Star Saturday Night for the 24th consecutive year.