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NBA partners with YouTube

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and YouTube have announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa.

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In addition to featuring two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including the Playoffs, Conference Finals, and The Finals. The NBA Africa YouTube channel will celebrate the impact of African players in the NBA.  The channel will also showcase the league’s long history of growing basketball at all levels across the continent and using the game as a platform to inspire and empower African youth.

The first two live game broadcasts on the new channel will take place on Sunday, March 24 and will feature the Charlotte Hornets hosting the Boston Celtics at midnight (CAT), followed by the L.A. Clippers visiting the New York Knicks at 6:00pm (CAT).

The channel will feature original and archived programming, including a collaboration with Africa-based YouTube creators on original content, a customized weekly magazine show, and NBA documentaries featuring current and former African players and legends.

Amadou Gallo Fall, NBA Vice President and Managing Director for Africa, said: “The NBA Africa YouTube channel is yet another important milestone for the NBA in Africa and will allow more fans to access our games, live and on demand, across the continent. As we enter the home stretch of the NBA season and teams fight for playoff positioning, we look forward to bringing the excitement of the NBA to more fans in sub-Saharan Africa while celebrating the NBA’s rich history and bright future in Africa.”

Dayo Olopade, Manager of YouTube Partnerships in Africa, said: “From inception, YouTube has been a hub for fans to catch up on moments and coverage from their favorite sports. We are delighted to be partnering with the NBA to bring the action and inspiration of basketball to our audience in Africa.  We hope NBA fans on the continent enjoy watching the live games and commentaries on YouTube.”

Click here to read about the NBA’s digital presence with YouTube.

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Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Siege reveals Operation Phantom Sight

Rediscover the glitz and glamour of Kafe Dostoyevsky in a major map rework alongside two new eye-opening Operators in the second season of Rainbox Six Siege Year 4.

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Ubisoft has announced the full details of the second season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 4 content. Operation Phantom Sight introduces a new Attacker and Defender, Nøkk and Warden, as well as a major map rework of Kafe Dostoyevsky, situated at the heart of Moscow. It will also introduce changes to the recently implemented feature, Reverse Friendly Fire, as well as updates to the Rainbow Six Siege storefront and the Ranked playlist.

In this new season, Nøkk and Warden will redefine how intel is gathered as the newest additions to the Rainbow Six Siege Operator line-up. Armed with her FMG-9 and SIX12-SD, Nøkk uses her high-tech HEL Presence Reduction gadget to quietly navigate behind enemy lines, invisible to cameras and drones alike. Warden uses his Glance Smartglasses to enhance his vision, providing him with better visibility in smoke as well as immunity to flashes while remaining still. His M590A1 and MPX makes him a powerful anchor in defence.

In addition to these two new Rainbow recruits, players will be able to explore the map rework of Kafe Dostoyevsky, which incorporates significant changes to the current map in order to open up and diversify gameplay: the first floor has been redesigned, new Bomb sites appear on the second floor, and there are many other updates to gameplay opportunities. Other features that will be introduced in the upcoming season include further updates to Reverse Friendly Fire based on data and community feedback, a reworked Ranked playlist and a new in-game storefront.

The Test Server for Operation Phantom Sight is live now. The Test Server is an alternative version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, allowing players to test upcoming gameplay features that will make their way into the main game itself. Since this is a testing environment, a consistent gameplay experience is not guaranteed on the Test Server. 

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, please visit: https://rainbow6.ubisoft.com.

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Netflix Original: Stranger Things 3 – Final trailer

The critically acclaimed Netflix Original TV show, Stranger Things, is returning for its third season on the 4th of July.

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It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town is threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.

Stranger Things 3 premieres globally on 4 July, exclusively on Netflix.

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