Bally Sports+ is once again down for some customers as the service struggles to let people log in. This comes as a few weeks ago the service repeatedly went down. Tonight’s issue seems to be related to the app not letting people log into the service. If you are already logged in you are able to stream without issues.
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.
Bally Sports was not available for comment before publication.