Manilal, Philippines – ABS-CBN Corporation will air National Basketball Association (NBA) starting February19, 2011.

The agreement between ABS-CBN Chairman-Chief Executive Officer Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III and Solar TV Network Chairman William Y. Tieng, ABS-CBN will air NBA games over the next four years. It includes Pre-Season, Regular Season, Playoff and Final plus magazine shows such as NBA Action and Real NBA.

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The agreement covers NBA 2010-2011 to 2013-2014 Season.

“This historical alliance will commence on Studio 23 with the NBA All Star-Weekend taking place at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Scheduled is the Rookies-Sophomore Games on February 19th followed by All- Star Saturday Night on February 20th (featuring the Skills Challenge/Slam Dunk Contest/ 3-Point Shooting Competitions) and culminating with the prestigious All-Stars Game with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and company on Monday, February 21,” a statement from Solar TV said.

The NBA games will be aired on Studio 23 and ABS-CBN Channel 2.