The various Bally Sports regional sports networks (RSNs) operated by Diamond Sports Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcasting, are available for you to stream live on FuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM. However, you have to live in the broadcast region of a particular Bally Sports Network to receive that network in your channel lineup. You can check to see if you can receive Bally Sports by checking the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” channel plan’s 5-Day Free Trial or the fubo Pro plan’s 1-week free trial. You will see a confirmation of the channels you’ll receive through the signup process.
Bally Sports Areas and Teams
The following is a list of the various Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks, the areas they serve, and the teams with games broadcast on that network.
Bally Sports Detroit – Available in Michigan, as well as in northeastern Indiana, northwest Ohio, and some portions of northeast Wisconsin. The Channel currently carries games for the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, and Detroit Red Wings.
Bally Sports Great Lakes – Available in Northeast Ohio and select providers in other portions of Ohio (including Columbus), Northwest Pennsylvania, and Western New York. The Channel currently carries games for the Cleveland Guardians.
Bally Sports Indiana – Available in central Indiana. The Channel currently carries games for the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever of the WNBA.
Bally Sports Kansas City – Available in central Missouri, Kansas, eastern Nebraska, and Iowa. The Channel currently carries games for the Kansas City Royals.
Bally Sports Midwest – Available in eastern and central Missouri, central and southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, Nebraska, and Iowa. The Channel currently carries games for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues.
Bally Sports New Orleans – Available throughout Louisiana, East Texas, the Florida Panhandle, and parts of Mississippi and Alabama. The Channel currently carries games for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Bally Sports North – Available in parts of Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Channel currently carries games for the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Wild, and Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.
Bally Sports Ohio – Available in Ohio, as well as parts of Indiana, Kentucky, northwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Tennessee, border communities of West Virginia, and extreme southwestern New York. The Channel currently carries games for the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Bally Sports Oklahoma – Available throughout Oklahoma. The Channel currently carries games for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Bally Sports South – Available in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The Channel currently carries games for the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Hurricanes, Nashville Predators, and the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA.
Bally Sports Southeast – Available in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, and parts of North Carolina (roughly from Asheville to Charlotte). The Channel currently carries games for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, and the Atlanta Dream of the WNBA.
Bally Sports Southwest – Available in most of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. The Channel currently carries games for the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, and Dallas Stars.
Bally Sports Wisconsin – Available in Wisconsin, extreme eastern Minnesota, the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, northwestern Illinois, and Iowa. The Channel currently carries games for the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks.
Streaming Services with Bally Sports
The following streaming services provide access to your local Bally Sports regional network.
You can watch Bally Sports Network through DIRECTV STREAM if you live in the region of a particular Bally Sports Network (listed above). You have to subscribe to their “Choice” package for $108.99 per month. You get a 5-day free trial; they don’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel anytime. If you cancel during the trial, you won’t be charged for the first month. To stream Bally Sports, just download the DIRECTV STREAM app to a supported device and use the onscreen guide to stream Bally Sports. The service also includes unlimited cloud DVR storage and allows you to simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home.
The service normally costs $108.99 per month after a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial. However, there is a promotion running where you get the first 2 months for $25 off.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on iOS, Android TV, Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and more. You can watch unlimited streams simultaneously per subscription on your home network with any DIRECTV STREAM plan. You can also watch on up to three devices away from your home network. See our coverage of DIRECTV STREAM Device Support for more details.
See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
fuboTV is a live streaming service that carries Bally Sports for those living in the region of a particular Bally Sports Network They offer a 1-week free trial, which you can cancel within the trial period and not be charged. It’s also cheaper than DIRECTV STREAM at $74.99 per month. However, fuboTV subscribers in this area will be subject to a mandatory regional sports fee between $10.99 and $13.99 per month, depending on how many RSNs are in your area. You can cancel at any time. The service supports iOS, Android, Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, and more. The price includes a cloud DVR and the ability to stream on 5 devices at once. (see our review of FuboTV)
Bally Sports has a direct-to-customer streaming service called Bally Sports+. Bally Sports+ will carry games from NBA and NHL teams. They have the streaming rights for a few MLB teams and are working on more. Bally Sports+ is currently available on iOS and Android mobile smart devices, along with tvOS (Apple TV), Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and smart TVs. See our article, Is Bally Sports Worth the Price for more details.
You can subscribe to Bally Sports+ at BallySportsPlus.com for $189.99 annually or $19.99 each month and live stream games airing on Bally Sports San Diego through the Bally Sports app. To subscribe, you must live in the Bally Sports San Diego TV market. You are most likely outside the intended TV market if you do not see Bally Sports+ available on BallySportsPlus.com or within the Bally Sports app. You won’t have access to all the channels you get with DIRECTV STREAM, but it’s a cheaper way to watch your Bally Sports regional network.
Bally Sports Ongoing Bankruptcy
Diamond Sports Group, the Owner of Bally Sports, is in the middle of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The current expectation is for Bally Sports to continue to air games until further notice. Luckily neither Fubo or DIRECTV STREAM require a long-term contract, so if the situation changes, you aren’t stuck with a streaming service no longer providing the games you want on Bally Sports. Both services have also pursued deals to keep teams on their service once they leave Bally Sports.