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| Valid through 2007-08

Year-by-year NBA television contracts - NBA cable television and national television contracts. Also see NBA TV schedule and basketball business pages.

NBA CABLE TELEVISION CONTRACTS
Seasons
Station
Contracts Amount
1979-80 to 1981-82
USA
$1.5 million/3 years
1982-83 to 1983-84
USA/ESPN
$11 million/2 years
1984-85 to 1985-86
TBS
$20 million/2 years
1986-87 to 1987-88
TBS
$25 million/2 years
1988-89 to 1989-90
TBS/TNT
$50 million/2 years
1990-91 to 1993-94
TNT
$275 million/4 years
1994-95 to 1997-98
TNT/TBS
$397 million/4 years
1998-99 to 2001-02
TNT/TBS
$840 million/4 years
2002-03 to 2007-08
TNT
$2.2 billion/6 years



NBA NETWORK TELEVISION CONTRACTS
Seasons
Station
Contracts Amount
1953-54
DUMONT
$39,000/13 games
1954-55 to 1961-62
NBC
N/A
1962-63 to 1972-73
ABC
N/A
1973-74 to 1975-76
CBS
$27 million/3 years
1976-77 to 1977-78
CBS
$21 million/2 years
1978-79 to 1981-82
CBS
$74 million/4 years
1982-83 to 1985-86
CBS
$91.9 million/4 years
1986-87 to 1989-90
CBS
$173 million/4 years
1990-91 to 1993-94
NBC
$601 million/4 years
1994-95 to 1997-98
NBC
$892 million/4 years
1998-99 to 2001-02
NBC
$1.616 billion/4 years
2002-03 to 2007-08
ABC/ESPN
$2.4 billion/6 years



NBA GAMES ON NETWORK TELEVISION
Season
*Games
Network
2007-08
15 (plus Playoffs and Finals)
ABC
2006-07
15 (plus Playoffs and Finals)
ABC
2005-06
15 (plus Playoffs and Finals)
ABC
2004-05
15 (plus Playoffs and Finals)
ABC
2003-04
15 (plus Playoffs and Finals)
ABC
2002-03
15 (plus Playoffs and Finals)
ABC
2001-02
34 (plus Playoffs and Finals)
NBC
2000-01
69
NBC
1999-2000
71
NBC
1998-99
58
NBC
1997-98
54
NBC
1996-97
54
NBC
1995-96
54
NBC
1994-95
54
NBC
1993-94
55
NBC
1992-93
55
NBC
1991-92
52
NBC
1990-91
46
NBC
1989-90
45
CBS
1988-89
36
CBS
1987-88
42
CBS
1986-87
38
CBS
1985-86
33
CBS
1984-85
32
CBS
1983-84
32
CBS
1982-83
26
CBS
1981-82
40
CBS
1980-81
40
CBS
1979-80
36
CBS
1978-79
38
CBS
1977-78
40
CBS
1976-77
40
CBS
1975-76
40
CBS
1974-75
37
CBS
1973-74
40
CBS
* Number includes regular season, All-Star Game, NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals






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