Comcast Wants to Charge More For Bally Sports RSNs By Moving It To More Expensive Packages





Bally Sports’ parent company, Diamond Sports Group, is in a tough fight for survival as it tries to exit bankruptcy. Now, a major blow has come to its plans to excite bankruptcy, as last week Comcast dropped Bally Sports RSNs after failing to reach a new contract.

Now Bally Sports has launched a new website called Save Our Local Teams and says Comcast wants to move Bally Sports to a higher tier charging more for the network. “Bottom line, Xfinity’s current proposal will immediately put Bally Sports on a tier requiring you to pay more to see your favorite teams. This matter is not an attempt to ask Xfinity for more money. In fact, we are just asking them to accept market terms, similar to what Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications, DirecTV and DirecTV STREAM all did just last month.”

Recently Comcast has moved some RSNs to more expensive tiers. Now it seems they want to do the same with Bally Sports.

In a statement sent to Cord Cutter News a Comcast spokesperson when the network was dropped said said, “We have been very flexible with Diamond Sports Group for months as they work through their bankruptcy proceedings, providing them with an extension on the Bally Sports Regional Networks last fall and a unilateral right to extend the term for another year, which they opted to not exercise.  We’d like to continue carrying their networks, but they have declined multiple offers and now we no longer have the rights to this programming.  We will proactively credit our customers for the costs associated with them – most will automatically receive $8 to 10 per month in credits.”

It was reported that back in December, Comcast reached a short-term contract with Bally Sports. Now, though, as Bally Sports tries to exit bankruptcy, the two sides need to reach a new long-term contract. It is very possible that Bally Sports and Comcast will reach a deal or extend its talk, keeping Bally Sports on Comcast.

This all comes as DIRECTV has reportedly reached a rough deal with Bally Sports to keep its channels, according to Puck News. For months now DIRECTV has been trying to redo its contact with Bally Sports as it was upset to be paying for sports teams Bally Sports no longer offers.

If you’re currently a Comcast customer, then you can easily cancel your service and switch to a streaming service that carries Bally Sports RSNs. DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo carry all of the following Bally Sports RSNs:

  • Bally Sports Arizona
  • Bally Sports Detroit
  • Bally Sports Florida
  • Bally Sports Great Lakes
  • Bally Sports Indiana
  • Bally Sports Kansas City
  • Bally Sports Midwest
  • Bally Sports New Orleans
  • Bally Sports North
  • Bally Sports Ohio
  • Bally Sports Oklahoma
  • Bally Sports San Diego
  • Bally Sports SoCal
  • Bally Sports South
  • Bally Sports Southeast
  • Bally Sports Southwest
  • Bally Sports Sun
  • Bally Sports West
  • Bally Sports Wisconsin

How to Stream Bally Sports Without Comcast

If you’re interested in watching your favorite teams in the MLB, NBA, and NHL compete in-market and are unable to watch on Comcast then you have a few different options. All you need is an internet connection and a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any compatible device and a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, or you can subscribe directly to Bally Sports.

How to Watch Bally Sports RSNs on DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM is one of the best ways to stream live NBA, NHL, and MLB games on Bally Sports RSNs. With the Choice package, fans who live in-market can stream games from all three leagues and over 105 channels live for $89.99 per month. Plus, the plan offers unlimited DVR storage and the ability to stream on unlimited devices.

Try DIRECTV STREAM for free for 5 days.


 How to Watch Bally Sports RSNs on Fubo

  • Price: Starts at $89.98 per month
  • Free trial: 7 days
  • DVR hours: 1000
  • Sign up here

If your sports team plays their in-market games on Bally Sports RSNs then Fubo is a great way to watch the action live. Fubo’s base plan is the Pro plan and it starts at $74.99 per month and includes over 150 live channels and 100+ sporting events. Subscribers who live in a market with an RSN are charged a Regional Sports Fee. If you live in the market of one RSN then the fee is an additional $10.99 per month and if you live near two or more RSNs the fee is $13.99 per month.

With Fubo, you can record games, shows, movies, and more with 1000 hours of cloud DVR space and you can watch on up to 10 screens simultaneously.

You can check it out for free for 7 days. 

Sign up for Fubo

How to Stream Bally Sports RSNs with Bally Sports+

If you do not need the extra channels that a live TV streaming service offers, Bally Sports+ is the official streaming service of Bally Sports RSNs. Bally Sports+ offers a base package that features two in-market professional teams for $19.99 per month or $189.99 per year. The streamer offers a Bundle & Save plan for access to every available team in your home market for as low as $25.99 per month.

Each Bally Sports+ plan includes a one-week free trial.

Sign up for Bally Sports+

Bally Sports’ parent company, Diamond Sports Group, is still in bankruptcy as it awaits the final steps to exit and resume normal operations.

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