involving the Rockets over the weekend and later said it would stop broadcasting the entire preseason after NBA commissioner Adam Silver voiced his support for Morey's"freedom of political expression" on Tuesday (Oct 8).It said users subscribing to the Rockets games can switch to feeds from other NBA teams or apply for a refund.
Refunds have become a hot topic online with more than 3 million views on Twitter-like Weibo social media platform on Wednesday. Some users claimed they had received automatic refunds ranging from 20 yuan to 264 yuan (US$2.80 to US$37), depending on what packages they subscribe to.
Tencent declined to comment on refunds.sentifi.comChannel NewsAsia - Sentifi topic widgetThe Houston Rockets became the most popular NBA team in China after drafting Chinese player Yao Ming with the first overall pick in the 2002 draft. He became a star and helped build the NBA's following in China.
Tencent extended its NBA partnership through 2024 to 2025 season in July, according to an NBA statement. The value of the deal was not disclosed, but Chinese sports news portal Lanxiong Sports reported it was worth about US$1.5 billion.Nearly 500 million people watched last season's NBA games on Tencent's video platform, up threefold since the 2014 to 2015 season, Tencent said in July.
Tencent isn't the only company distancing itself from business dealings with the NBA. Chinese, state-run broadcaster CCTV and sportswear maker ANTA Sports Products all halted cooperation with the NBA on Monday. Read more: CNA »
China punishes NBA after Hong Kong tweet falloutSHANGHAI: China on Tuesday (Oct 8) pulled NBA exhibition games from television screens as the league faced an escalating punishment campaign in ... Three cheers !
US senator demands meeting with NBA boss over Houston Rockets China furoreHONG KONG — The National Basketball Association’s China crisis deepened on Monday (Oct 8) as a ranking US senator demanded a meeting with the league’s commissioner and a backlash against its statement on a tweet by Houston Rockets coach Daryl Morey in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong grew.
China state TV to suspend broadcast of NBA games after Hong Kong tweet falloutSHANGHAI: China's state-run broadcaster said on Tuesday (Oct 8) it would 'immediately suspend' plans to broadcast a pair of NBA pre-season ... good job This is a laugh riot. I’m sure they have a 5 or 10 year contract with the NBA for broadcasting rights which includes minimum payments. So look for this to go away fairly quickly.
China smartphone maker Vivo says to suspend all cooperation with NBAChinese smartphone maker Vivo said on Tuesday it will suspend all cooperation with the National Basketball Association ( NBA ), joining a series of ...
'We are not apologising' over Hong Kong tweet: NBA chiefTOKYO: The NBA will not regulate speech and won't apologise for a controversial tweet from a Houston Rockets executive that has sparked a Chinese ...
NBA will not regulate player, employee speech: CommissionerTOKYO: The NBA will not regulate the speech of players, employees and owners, the organisation's commissioner said Tuesday (Oct 8) after a tweet ...