The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sporx.com announced today the launch of NBA.com/Turkiye, the NBA’s new, official online destination in Turkey. The website, which is hosted in a dedicated section of Sporx.com, features a range of multimedia content including videos, highlights, localized editorial and real-time statistics.
Sporx.com’s experienced editorial team will provide insight and expertise with blog posts, analysis and commentary. Fans who visit NBA.com in Turkey will be automatically redirected to NBA.Sporx.com.
“We are excited to partner with Sporx.com on the NBA’s official online destination in Turkey,” said NBA Associate Vice President – Turkey Naci Cansun. “As one of Turkey’s leading sports news platforms, Sporx.com will provide fans with an enhanced NBA experience through localized content.”
“We are so excited to be the official online destination of the NBA in Turkey,” said Sporx CEO & Co-Founder İlkan Gökyılmaz. “The NBA is the most popular basketball league in the world with millions of fans around the globe including in Turkey. Through this partnership, we will offer localized NBA content directly to Turkish NBA fans.”
NBA.com/Turkiye will provide fans with extensive video highlights, including individual game recaps, the Top 10 Plays of the Day, the Fast Break and more. Fans will be able to access dedicated team pages featuring the latest news and highlights from all 30 NBA teams. NBA.com/Turkiye will also support grassroots events in Turkey in the offseason and will feature regular promotions and sweepstakes with the chance to win NBA prizes.
There are currently three Turkish players on NBA rosters: Omer Asik (New Orleans Pelicans); Ersan Ilyasova (Detroit Pistons) and Enes Kanter (Oklahoma City Thunder).
Launched in 2005, Sporx has rapidly grown to become the number 1 sports news network in Turkey. Covering sports news from Turkey and all over the world, Sporx.com presents broad content and services to fans. Sporx Sports News Network owns 5 different brands with their 5 web – mobile sites and 17 mobile apps for iOS, Android, iPad and Windows Phone and several TV brands. Sporx networks social sports community consists of 7 Twitter accounts, 5 Facebook accounts and 2 Instagram accounts with 10 million followers. Sporx has won Turkish Sports Writers Association Best News award, for the last three years (2013, 2014 and 2015) which is the highest profile award for sports services; including newspapers, TVs, magazines and web sites.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with nearly one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.