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What do I have to do to play live NBA games on my site? Get a license? How?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by KT1990, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. KT1990

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    What do I have to do to get a license to play live NBA games on my site. Actually not even a site. I just own the domain but I have a buyer with a big offer but he asked me this question. What does he have to do to legally play NBA games on the site?
     
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    Im not too sure I've tried to look it up in the past I know you at least obviously have to go through the NBA somehow to obtain a license from them but not too sure
     
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    The broadcasting fees from the NBA are insane! Hahaha I just actually found a .eu site offering " Live NBA Sports Streaming in HD Quality Affiliate Program" so if you google that you will also find it. Looks promising.
     
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    I told him can't he just put the code to the ESPN live stream in the site (Like putting a Youtube video up) or would he need a license for that too?
     
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    Agree man, I wouldn't even bother investing in or building a website related to sports streaming. Move on and find another niche mate.

    P.S. Please make sure your buyer is aware of Trademark Infringement if your domain contains related terms NFL, NBA, etc.. No need to scam people to make a quick buck ;)
     
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    I would assume you'd need a license and it would be very expensive. Some sports handle this themselves, some it falls under a promotion company (like boxing) as part of their contract. Even a bar showing NBA games as a primary thing (like advertising the game, game specials, people coming for the purpose of watching game, etc.) has to pay to show them, I know for NFL for example its based on seating and a sports bar with multiple TVs usually pays around $800 or so for the season and promoters will check and you will take you to civil court for not paying. I would assume online licensing would cost a lot more, that being said I think that you'd probably also just end up with a C&D/DMCA if you were embedding it and not a huge site.
     
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    Awesome thanks! I gave him all this info. There are quite a few small sites that come up when you search NBA live stream. So hopefully the licensing is cheap, I was just worried it would be something like 500k or a million dollars or something. You could just link to ESPN player for each game and have all the info below.

    Yeah he knows about the name, there's licenses for that too right? I see a lot of smaller sites with NBA in the title.

     
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    Its my understanding that the fees are a lot less than you would think.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Nice to see a fellow Texan on here. Miss my home.
     
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    It's crazy expensive to be able to stream a live game.