NBA TV is an American sports-oriented pay television network, owned by the National Basketball Association and operated by Turner Sports. Dedicated to basketball, the network features exhibition, regular season and playoff game broadcasts from the NBA and related professional basketball leagues, as well as NBA-related content including analysis programs and documentaries; the network is headquartered in Georgia. The network serves as the national broadcaster of the NBA G League and WNBA games. NBA TV is the oldest subscription network in North America to be owned or controlled by a professional sports league, having launched on March 17, 1999; as of January 2016, NBA TV is available to 53.8 million pay television households in America. The highest measured audience was a Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs regular season game on April 10, 2016 with an average 2.6 million viewers. The network launched on March 17, 1999 as TV. The network signed a multi-year carriage agreement with three of the U.

S.'s five largest cable providers, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable, on June 28, 2003. S. in addition to distribution in 30 countries worldwide. After Time Warner shut down the sports news network CNN/SI in 2002, many cable providers replaced that network with NBA TV; the network launched with two purposes. As time went on, the network added more programming, including international basketball leagues and programming from FIBA unseen in the American market; the programming mix and channel format changed around the same time of the CNN/SI shutdown. On October 8, 2007, it was reported that the National Basketball Association would transfer the channel's operations to Time Warner's Turner Sports division. Turner took over the channel's operations on October 28, 2008, began using the same announcers and analysts used on TNT's NBA telecasts. Analysis and news programming received an upgrade, with production of the programs being relocated to Studio B at Turner Studios in Atlanta, located adjacent to Studio J, where TNT's post-game program Inside the NBA is broadcast.

On April 16, 2009, DirecTV announced that it had reached a carriage agreement with the NBA to continue carrying NBA TV, moving it from the satellite provider's Sports Pack add-on tier to its lower-priced Choice Xtra base package on October 1, 2009. DirecTV believed the move will make the channel available to an additional eight million subscribers. On June 4, 2009, Comcast announced that it had reached an agreement with the NBA to move the channel from the cable provider's Sports Entertainment Package to its basic level Digital Classic package, by the start of the 2009–10 NBA season. Like DirecTV, Comcast estimated that an additional eight million customers would gain access to the channel. Verizon FiOS added the channel and NBA League Pass to its systems on September 23, 2009; the network signed new multi-year agreements with Time Warner Cable and Dish Network on October 22, 2009, as well as a renewal agreement with Cox Communications earlier in the year. With all of the above carriage deals, the NBA estimates that it would increase NBA TV's overall subscriber reach to 45 million pay television homes.

On October 29, 2010, AT&T U-verse reached a carriage deal to carry the channel's standard and high definition feeds. NBA TV is not available to legacy Charter Communications customers using outdated billing plans, which carried the network as TV prior to 2004, due to unknown carriage conflicts. NBA TV is available to Charter households where available as of February 2017, if a customer switches to the new'Spectrum' billing plan which united Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks under the Spectrum branding. NBA TV offers news programs devoted to basketball daily, in addition to programs showcasing the lives of individual basketball players, documentaries focusing on a particular NBA team during the season and archived broadcasts of well-known games. NBA TV carries at least 90 regular season games per season, which air four days a week during the NBA season, as well as some first-round playoff games, it carries its own coverage of the NBA Draft. Live games on NBA TV are subject to local blackout restrictions, since NBA TV does not hold the exclusive broadcast rights to any of its games.

Games carried by NBA TV are carried by each team's local rights holder, either a regional sports network or a broadcast television station. Beginning with the 2012–13 season, the score box displayed during NBA TV's game coverage chang

Sleeping Beauty Peak

Sleeping Beauty is a 4,907 feet mountain summit located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest of Skamania County in Washington state. It is situated in 10.73 mi southwest of Mount Adams. Sleeping Beauty is so named because its profile as seen from the east side of the Trout Lake Valley somewhat resembles a sleeping woman. Precipitation runoff from Sleeping Beauty drains into tributaries of the White Salmon River; the peak is composed of andesitic magma that intruded up into older volcanic rocks more than 25 million years ago and is now surrounded by a forest of old-growth Douglas fir and mountain hemlock. Sleeping Beauty Peak Trail is a 1.4 mile steep trail that ends at the base of the rock outcrop known as Sleeping Beauty. The peak was the site of a former fire lookout tower, constructed in 1931. Sleeping Beauty is located in the marine west coast climate zone of western North America. Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, travel northeast toward the Cascade Mountains; as fronts approach, they are forced upward by the peaks of the Cascade Range, causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall onto the Cascades.

As a result, the west side of the Cascades experiences high precipitation during the winter months in the form of snowfall. During winter months, weather is cloudy, but due to high pressure systems over the Pacific Ocean that intensify during summer months, there is little or no cloud cover during the summer. National Forest Service web site: Gifford Pinchot National Forest

A.J. Carruthers

A. J. Carruthers is experimental poet. A. J. Carruthers was born in Sydney, is of mixed/Asian heritage. Since 2011, he has been writing a long poem called AXIS, his critical work poetics. He is an editor of Rabbit Poetry Journal and the founder of SOd press. Books Stave Sightings: Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems, 1961-2011 AXIS Book 1: Areal Opus 16 on Tehching Hsieh Ode to On Kawara The Tulip Beds: A Toneme Suite (Tokyo: Vagabond Press, 2013Anthologies Contemporary Asian Australian Poets Active Aesthetics: Contemporary Australian Poetry Exhibitions Selected Works Biography and list of works at Austlit: the Australian Literature Resource Biography at Poetry and Poetics ^ Austlit. "A. J. Carruthers". Retrieved 2016-12-01. ^ "a.j. carruthers - Poetry and Poetics". Poetry and Poetics. Retrieved 2016-12-01