On Thursday, August 16, 2012, the NBA released their preseason schedule for the 2012-13 season. Unique to the NBA unlike preseason games of other professional sports leagues, exhibition games will be played in teams' hometown arena, smaller local venues, and stadiums located around the world. There are four international series this preseason: NBA Europe Live presented by BBVA, NBA Mexico Game 2012, NBA China Games 2012, and 2012 NBA Canada Series. Eleven games will be nationally televised on NBA TV, TNT, and ESPN.