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Tencent resumes livestreaming of NBA games in China

Tencent Holdings Ltd., the primary media partner of the National Basketball Association Inc. in China, lifted its broadcast suspension of NBA preseason games and resumed livestreaming the games on its sports website, TechNode reported.

Tencent earlier suspended NBA broadcasts after a Houston Rockets executive expressed support for the Hong Kong protests in a tweet.

The Chinese tech giant livestreamed two NBA games outside China — a match between Maccabi Haifa and the Minnesota Timberwolves and one between the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls.

Tencent Sports will stream NBA preseason games in text and pictures only. Video streaming is scheduled to return Oct. 23 as the regular season starts, according to a separate report by Bloomberg News.