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NBA offers Playoff game downloads for $3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 May 2007 21:56 User comments (9)

NBA offers Playoff game downloads for $3 If you have missed any of the recent NBA playoff games, the NBA Download Store is now fully open for business and has begun offering single game downloads for $3 USD and individual series for $13 USD.
Although the games have DRM that prevents it from being burnt to DVD, you can put the games in up to 3 portable media devices or seperate computers.

The games are only available to US and Canadian consumers and you must have Windows XP or higher.

According to Steve Grimes, who, as the league’s vice president of interactive services, oversees NBA.com, early sales have been “promising.”

“It’s not a big surprise: great games and surprising results have driven the most popular downloads,”
Mr. Grimes said.

The recent Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks series, for instance, has been selling very well just like last year's Finals between the Miami Heat and the Mavericks.

The downloads also include some very appealing features such as commercial and timeout-free coverage meaning action from whistle to whistle.

Another feature to be added soon will allow users to search the content using event tags such as shots scored, assists, and rebounds of each player and then quickly be able to find and view that segment of video footage.

I feel features like those will make the cheap price tag even more attractive and a good idea by the NBA.

Source:
NBA.com

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9 user comments

17.5.2007 23:05

I would be mildly interested if the nuggets actually beat the spurs...

28.5.2007 1:36

DRM + windows eh?

good thing I'm not a sports fan.

38.5.2007 5:56

Funny, all it takes is a DVR and a DVD Recorder, and I can burn an entire season to DVD for just the cost of the discs. This works for NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB.

48.5.2007 13:47

Originally posted by Unfocused:
Funny, all it takes is a DVR and a DVD Recorder, and I can burn an entire season to DVD for just the cost of the discs. This works for NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB.
gotta love them commercials.

58.5.2007 14:17

Why can't youtube just take these and pay a commission for games and post it on their site.

68.5.2007 19:08

Originally posted by borhan9:
Why can't youtube just take these and pay a commission for games and post it on their site.
thats a pretty nasty resolution.. and most people dont sit at their computers to watch an hour basketball game.

78.5.2007 19:13

Quote:
Originally posted by borhan9:
Why can't youtube just take these and pay a commission for games and post it on their site.
thats a pretty nasty resolution.. and most people dont sit at their computers to watch an hour basketball game.
Ok how about a highlight reel then. :)

89.5.2007 6:48
duckNrun
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Quote:
Originally posted by Unfocused:
Funny, all it takes is a DVR and a DVD Recorder, and I can burn an entire season to DVD for just the cost of the discs. This works for NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB.
gotta love them commercials.
LOL ever heard of a thing called video editiing...

welcome to the 21st century dude (and NBA!)

If i want to see a game I'll set my DVR and watch it when I want to....for [gasp]...FREE!

And if I want to burn the season I'll run it through my PC and use Womble to....[gasp]....edit out the commercials...for FREE

LOL
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 May 2007 @ 6:49

96.7.2007 11:33

The NBA should offer past game from past seasons avalible for download too. Ive been looking for 2003-2004 NBA Season Game Lakers Vs. Magic, more like Kobe Vs. TMac. Kobe put on a show for the Los Angeles fan at the Staple Center. If anyone knows where I can find that game, please let me know.

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