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Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by garn9173, Jan 24, 2020.
What regional sports networks do you get with your Youtube TV subscription?
Does the chart in post #3 cover what you are looking for?
He is in Western Kentucky, Cardinals home territory, but YTTV does not list Fox Sports Midwest (RSN for Cardinals) as available for his zip code.
"Fox" Sports Midwest/Midwest+, "Fox" Sports North (Twin Cities) and NBC Sports Chicago and most certainly Marquee (the Cubs RSN) when the two strike a carriage agreement
My area is messed up when it comes to RSNs. My address and zip code falls under Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians territory and D*, AT&T TV Now, Hulu + Live TV and YTTV provides the RSNs I'm supposed to receive.
My cable provider Armstrong doesn't carry SportsTime Ohio for my address (Southern OH close to WV border) and if I attempt to order MLB EI through Armstrong I'm blacked out of Indians games however they are the only provider in my area offering AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh. If I have MLB EI through Armstrong I can watch the Pirates on either AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh or through MLB Extra Innings through Armstrong. With D*, AT&T TV Now, Hulu + Live TV and YTTV I need MLB EI or MLB.tv to watch the Pirates. Go figure that one out.
Don’t forget there is also the issue of if they have the rights to the games to stream them over the top sold standalone as well... they may not.
The assumption is that the leagues would release in market streaming rights.
Sinclair's behavior with Marquee is contrary to the prospect of having a national RSN package (without games out of market).
Tennis Channel is now part of AT&T TV Now's Max package. Marquee Sports has been added for those who are in territory. (The C71KW has a bug where you can ask Google Assistant to take you to a channel number of an RSN the AT&T TV/TV Now supports however you will get a blackout message.)
No other channels were added to AT&T TV Now's Max package.
Do the leagues own the local rights or the teams? A number of teams have their own network for local coverage.
Seems that the leagues control out-of-market, and 4 of the top 5 pro leagues (I'll add MLS) have non-nationally broadcast out-of-market games available by streaming. All of them stream the local broadcast nation-wide.
Regardless, as the rights renew and the market matures, today's answer won't be the same as tomorrow's.
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The answer varies, as you note. I see a report that MLB is releasing local rights back to the teams. The NFL had a weird mix of streaming rights that may still be in play.
Not having streaming rights would certainly get in the way of offering a streaming package. I don't know if the purchased streaming rights are limited as inkahauts suggests (can stream in market, but can't sell streaming separate from a MVPD or vMVPD subscription).
But assuming that all the rights are in place, I see offering a "stream only" package to be hazardous to a channel's agreements with the MVPD and vMVPDs with which they have agreements. I'd expect the MVPDs to ask for concessions (such as lower carriage rates or a la carte sale of the channels).
MLS's rights come up in 2022, and they've made it a point to ensure none of the teams have local deals beyond that. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.
MLS preparing comprehensive TV rights deal for 2022
Keep in mind, MLS owners also own Soccer United Marketing (SUM) that markets the rights for US Soccer and others...
Soccer United Marketing - Wikipedia
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