Fox Sports has renewed the NBA for a sixth season, making the league the first American sports league to do so.
The NBA announced the deal Thursday.
It marks the first time a major league sports league will be broadcast in the United States on Fox Sports 1 and 2.
Fox Sports President Chris Broussard and President of Basketball Operations Jason Robins announced the renewal in a joint statement.
The league is the first major professional sports league in the world to be brought to Boston, a destination for more than 1.5 million fans each game.
“We are thrilled to be able to broadcast NBA games here in Boston on Fox, a city that is home to the Celtics and Celtics fans alike,” Robins said in the statement.
“Fox Sports 1, the NBA’s first live broadcast in Boston, has been an important part of the Celtics’ long history in Boston.
It is a great honor to be part of a franchise that has captured the imagination of fans around the world for nearly 60 years.”
The NBA is honored to be bringing the game of basketball to Boston and we look forward to working with our partners at Fox Sports and the Boston Celtics to bring the NBA into the city we all love.
“The Celtics will play the Lakers in the NBA Finals, which starts March 7 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.