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Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by MasterB » Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:25 am

Diamond Sports & Charter Spectrum reached a new deal from reading the article, it looks like Bally's naming rights will be ending on the RSN.


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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by SixPlusOne » Wed Apr 10, 2024 11:10 am

Editorcj wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2024 10:06 pm
Starting April 1st, TV20 wil begin simulcasting some of Bally's Red Wings and Piston games. Looks like some kind of experiment with OTA and streaming possibly leaving the cable channel behind in the near future. No word if there are plans to do the same with Tigers games.
Courtesy: Broadcasting & Cable

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by SixPlusOne » Thu Apr 18, 2024 2:31 pm

Courtesy: NextTV

Diamond Sports Could Emerge From Bankruptcy on June 18


https://www.nexttv.com/news/diamond-spo ... on-june-18

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by SixPlusOne » Wed May 01, 2024 12:34 pm

Courtesy: Detroit Free Press

Xfinity drops Bally Sports Detroit: How you can still watch Detroit Tigers games


https://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/ ... 522000007/

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed May 01, 2024 1:54 pm

From Tony Paul at The Detroit News:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sport ... 525465007/
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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by zzand » Wed May 01, 2024 5:47 pm

In my area Xfinity is dropping Bally Sports and lowering our bills accordingly.

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed May 01, 2024 8:39 pm

Some of the regional sports fee must be attributable to the Big Ten Network, as only an $8 to $10 bill reduction is being granted to Michigan subscribers. As I recall, the regional sports fee on my bill when I subscribed to Comcast was closer to $15 a month.

Bally's wants $19.95 a month for streaming app subscriptions these days. I suspect they want a several dollar per subscriber fee increase from Comcast (probably ~$5 per sub). Presumably, Bally's would argue they want the same price they'd earn from a new streaming sub, minus server costs. I am not familiar enough with streaming technology to understand what the scalability economics look like, though.
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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by billmich88888 » Thu May 02, 2024 7:48 am

if you really need your tigers fix and don't want to switch,
PM me for a free workaround.

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by SolidGoldDancers » Thu May 02, 2024 2:24 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed May 01, 2024 8:39 pm
I am not familiar enough with streaming technology to understand what the scalability economics look like, though.
Scales nicely when you use a decent content delivery network. Scales horribly when you try to roll your own as no one is going to be able to replicate what Netflix did a decade ago.

Fastly is the choice these days, the more you use the bigger the discounts. Anything Google is not.

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri May 03, 2024 9:19 am

Good article as to the ongoing dispute:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.c ... omers.html
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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by Graham Wellington » Fri May 03, 2024 9:56 am

I've subscribed directly through Bally Sports + pretty much since they first rolled it out. Was extremely glitchy and frustrating initially but has come a long way in terms of app and stream reliability. Functionality still sucks, and I'll be happy to subscribe through Amazon as soon as/if it happens. But overall it gets the job done.

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by MWmetalhead » Fri May 03, 2024 11:26 am

Good to know. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by tivoking » Fri May 03, 2024 11:52 am

I subscribed to Bally sports last year for a month. No issues whatsoever. I didn't understand what people were complaining about.

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by uncleb67 » Mon May 06, 2024 8:20 pm

It was all fun-n-games while I was at work this weekend (albeit at an establishment w/Direct TV but the Tigers were getting knocked around by the Yankees), but this lack of BSD on my Xfinity really caught me tonight, as the Tigers are playing the Guardians on my night off. Pleasantly surprised the game is a national broadcast on FS1, not so pleasant that Tigers continue to leave runners on base, and only have put up a single run.

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Re: Bally Sports May Lose TV Rights to MLB Next Week

Post by SolidGoldDancers » Tue May 07, 2024 9:37 am

When Diamond Sports reached a financing agreement with their creditors, it stopped the early termination with the NHL and NBA, so it appears that Diamond was hoping to just return to business as usual and force basic cable customers to carry the load with price increases. Comcast wanted to put them into a sports tier and negotiations stalled.

If the court does not allow them to shed the contracts that caused them to seek protection in the first place, they're not exiting soon or not at all. I would not be surprised of the NHL finds another way given how they've been pushing ads into the broadcasts anyway.

It'll no longer be associated with Bally's when they exit bankruptcy.

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