Sources: NBA, Stats LLC To Put High-Tech Cameras In League Venues
The NBA and Stats LLC have "reached an agreement to install" the company's SportsVU cameras "in all 29 league arenas before the start of next season," according to sources. The deal is "expected to be announced as early" as this week. Half the league's teams used the cameras last season. The devices "cost about $100,000 per year, and the expense is one reason 15 teams hadn't yet subscribed." Some of those teams were "waiting in hopes the NBA would foot the bill, and the league has apparently decided to do so sooner than many of those teams expected" (GRANTLAND.com, 8/23).