Bally Sports Plus, a streaming service from the regional sports network, is experiencing outages tonight after dealing with similar issues on Monday
The company’s Twitter customer service account, @BallySportsHelp, confirmed the streaming outage in what has become a recurring theme. On Monday night, the company confirmed of similar problems, causing fans to miss critical games across the country. Update: The service has been restored.
“Bally Sports is currently experiencing a streaming outage across many of our regions. We know every moment matters. The Bally Sports operations team is working quickly to identify and fix the issue. We will update you when service has been restored,” the company tweeted. A half hour later, the company added that it was still trying to identify the problem.
The company said yesterday that its tech partner experienced a widespread outage that prohibited the service from streaming its various games, and said that the issue had been resolved.
It’s just the latest problem for Bally Sports, which is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings and still needs to present a reorganization plan that includes keeping some of its key contracts with various sports teams. A few teams have already broken away, instead partnering with local broadcasters to get their games on air and reaching a broader audience.
Some have already seen success since leaving, with the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights seeing its ratings double that of a year ago since joining with Scripps.
Bally Sports and parent Diamond Sports Group was squeezed by both the pandemic-era slump in sports and the rise of cord cutting, which meant fewer cable subscribers willing to pay for the regional sports network. It’s why other companies like Warner Bros. Discovery are shedding their own regional sports networks.
A spokeswoman wasn’t immediately available to comment on when the disruption would end.