Everyone in Europe who receives AFN television will be able to watch the NBA Finals, AFN Europe’s Director of Broadcasting Ann Mulligan told Stars and Stripes on Wednesday.

“We will be showing the NBA games on AFN Prime-Atlantic,” Mulligan said.

Under the original broadcast schedule released by AFN in Riverside, Calif., the best-of-seven NBA Finals which begin at 3 a.m. Friday CET were to be aired only on AFN-Sports, a closed-circuit channel available in Europe only to those with access to base cable systems or possessing individual satellite decoders.

But AFN Europe, exercising its option to air the offerings of AFN’s other channels on its Prime Atlantic service, decided Wednesday to simulcast the NBA Finals on Prime Atlantic.

Fans who’ll be depending on AFN Radio for their access to the NBA Finals, however, will have to join the series in progress. The projected radio schedule omits Game 1, but includes broadcasts of all others.

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