In Demand said Wednesday it will offer cable operators a two-week free preview of the NBA League Pass subscription out-of-market live game package beginning Dec. 26.
The League Pass package, which retails at a suggested price of $169, will offer up to 40 live out-of-market games per week during the NBA's truncated 66-game 2011-12 regular season. Along with live televised games, subscribers will also be able to access the package via the web and on mobile phones.
The package also includes same-day replays of games; dual-feed telecasts which feature the visiting team and home team's announcers; a mosaic page which offers feeds of several games on one screen; and a stats channel, said network officials.
The NBA tips off its season Christmas Day with five games beginning with TNT's coverage of the Boston Celtics-New York Knicks contest.
Other games include ABC's telecast of the Miami Heat-Dallas Mavericks 2011 Finals rematch, as well as the Chicago Bulls-Los Angeles Lakers game.
ESPN will finish the night with a doubleheader matchup featuring the Orlando Magic-Oklahoma City Thunder game and the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors contest, presumably featuring the new Clipper star, Chris Paul (pictured).