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Which NBL team has the most free-to-air games in 2022/23?


Spoiler alert: It's good to be the Kings.

SUMMARY: The NBL is available to watch via free-to-air TV coverage through Network 10 and Kayo Freebies. To watch every game you can try Kayo Sports with a 7-day free trial if you're a new user.

The 2022/23 NBL season starts on Saturday 1 October and you can watch the action on both free-to-air and subscription services.

All games are available at a cost via ESPN, but a selection of NBL games are accessible for free.

Finder has broken it down for you to see how each team fares in getting free-to-air coverage.

Which NBL games can I watch on free-to-air?

For the 2022/23 NBL season, games in the 2pm AEDT and 4pm AEDT time slots on Sundays are available on free-to-air.

These games will air on 10 Peach and 10 play, as well as Kayo Freebies.

But it varies as to which sides feature in this time slot, so some NBL teams get more free-to-air coverage than others.

NBL free-to-air breakdown

As you can see, the free-to-air schedule isn't spread evenly between NBL clubs.

The Sydney Kings get the most free-to-air coverage throughout the 2022/23 season, with 13 games available to watch at no cost.

Fans of South East Melbourne Phoenix and New Zealand Breakers should also be chuffed that they can catch 10 games for free during the season.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Cairns Taipans are the worst off, with only 4 games airing on free-to-air.

The Illawarra Hawks and Perth Wildcats are not much better, with only 5 games each airing for free.

All teams have the majority of their games available via subscription only, with the top side, Sydney Kings, only having 46% of their games on free-to-air.

Where can I watch every NBL game for my team?

If getting by on only a fraction of your team's games per season isn't acceptable to you, you can still view every game of the NBL season, but it will cost you.

The principal broadcast partner of the NBL is ESPN.

So that means it will show every game live, but that requires a subscription to Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, Kayo Sports or Fetch TV.

If you are yet to try Kayo, it offers 7-day free trial for new users.

After that, subscriptions start from $25 a month.

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ESPN is included in Foxtel iQ subscriptions with the Sports HD pack, which costs $74 a month.

If you don't want an iQ box and just want to stream Foxtel via the internet, you can with Foxtel Now.

Choosing this option will cost $54 a month.

New subscribers to Foxtel Now get a 10-day free trial.

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ESPN is also available on Fetch TV as part of the Vibe and Ultimate channel packs.

The Vibe pack costs $6 a month, while the Ultimate pack is $20 a month.

This will be on top of the cost of your Fetch box, which can range from $169 to $449.

Want to learn more about streaming NBL? Check out our full guide here.

  1. Finder research September 2022

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