The Utah Jazz is going digital in a big way. After cutting ties with AT&T SportsNet, the NBA team debuted a streaming service for Jazz fans.
Jazz+ offers local fans a way to watch live games without a cable or satellite provider, with members getting access to insider content, exclusive footage, and more than 80 live games starting October 8 as the team faces off against the Los Angeles Clippers.
A monthly subscription runs $15.50 and includes live games, exclusive content, on-demand games, preseason games, and Spanish-language broadcasts, or fans can pay $125.50 for the whole season. Utah Jazz season ticket packages will now include an annual Jazz+ subscription.
The Jazz marks just the latest sports team to take advantage of the cord cutting trend with its own streaming service. The Las Vegas Golden Knights earlier this week unveiled pricing for its own streaming service. This comes amid regional sports network Bally Sports reportedly facing a possible shutdown as early as this weekend and Warner Bros. Discovery is looking to wind down the AT&T SportsNet RSN business.
The service comes on top of the Jazz’s move to air its games on over-the-air network KJZZ, owned by Sinclair Broadcasting. A myriad of sports teams have returned to local broadcasters after years with an RSN.
The Jazz+ service also offers an original video-on-demand series produced by Smith Entertainment Group showcasing the jazziest team moments, including behind-the-scenes footage with the team and coaches. Shows include Shoot the Shot with Coach Hardy, Utah Sights & Bites, Meet the Coaches, and more will come as the season progresses.
SEG also helped create a memorable tribute for the team’s 50th anniversary, which will debut in November.
“This season, we have so many reasons to celebrate being a Utah Jazz fan – from the return of Delta Center and our 50th anniversary season to the launch of Jazz+ and the ability for anyone in Utah to watch Jazz games on KJZZ,” said Ryan Smith, chairman of Smith Entertainment Group and governor of the Utah Jazz. “With Jazz+, we have created 24/7 digital access to the team.”
Starting October 25 with the season opener, live game streams will include pre and post-game shows and an option to watch games play-by-play. Members can opt to listen to commentary in English and Spanish.
Casual fans can pay $5 for each pay-per-view game. For those excited about the team’s new streaming home, sign up for a yearly subscription before October 24 to get two tickets to a Utah Jazz game at the Delta Center. Early birds will also get a team t-shirt and hat.