Bally Sports+, a streaming service from Diamond Sports Group, will formally debut on Sept. 26 across all 19 Bally Sports regional sports TV networks.
“Today is a significant step for the RSN industry as we offer local sports fans across our Bally Sports footprint a new way to watch their hometown teams,” said Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, of which Diamond Sports Group is a subsidiary, in a statement. “We view Bally Sports+ as a great complement to the incredible value our distribution partners provide our linear networks, and with both models, we are uniquely positioned to help our team partners grow their fan bases for years to come.”
Following the June introductory launch of Bally Sports+ in five regions–Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Sun and Bally Sports Wisconsin–the announcement means fans residing in regions of the remaining portfolio of Bally Sports RSNs will have a new option for watching their go-to local teams.
Users will have access to live local broadcasts of the NBA and NHL; pre-game and post-game shows; regionally created content, including high school and college sports; and Bally Sports’ The Rally and Live on the Line, powered by BetMGM.
Subscribers can access Bally Sports+ for $19.99 per month or $189.99 annually, with a seven-day free trial option. When the service debuts, further pricing options will be available.
“Launching a streaming service like Bally Sports+ across 19 different regions, all with unique content offerings, is an unprecedented undertaking,” added Michael Schneider, COO and general manager of Bally Sports+. “This full introduction marks a key moment in the evolution of RSNs, but it is also a great moment for local fans who now have another viewing option for their favorite teams.”