This week has been rough for Bally Sports as its streaming service, Bally Sports+, has been down three different nights this week during the start of the NHL and NBA seasons. Bally Sports has blamed a 3rd party vendor for the issues and says they are working to correct the issue.
Now, Bally Sports has confirmed for Cord Cutters news that they will be issuing credits to “highly affected users.” The catch is you need to reach out to Bally Sports to get this credit. Bally Sports will not be automatically issued. If you have been affected by these outages as a Bally Sports+ customer, you can contact Bally Sports to request a credit HERE.
This all comes as Bally Sports may soon have new owners. According to sources who talked with the New York Post, Sinclair wants to buy the network back but for pennies on the dollar. The deal is reportedly would see Sinclair pay just $850 million for Bally Sports, down from the $9.6 billion Sinclair paid Disney to get the networks back in 2019. Reportedly, part of the deal is for Diamond Sports Group to drop a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Sinclair.
The question now will be, what will Sinclair do with the networks? Will they try to move some of the sports teams to its broadcast networks or try to save the struggling RSNs. Only time will tell, but if this deal fails, the question has to be asked of what is next for Bally Sports.