AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain — the channel which shows the majority of Jazz games — announced a deal on Monday that they have come to terms with FuboTV, another popular streaming service.
The deal means that AT&T SportsNet will be on FuboTV for Utah and Nevada subscribers in the “coming days,” according to the press release. All Utah FuboTV subscribers will get AT&T SportsNet, even those on their $65/mo “Starter” package.
“FuboTV continues on our mission to bring consumers their favorite hometown teams, alongside national and international sports coverage, at an affordable price,” Ben Grad, senior vice president of content strategy and acquisition for FuboTV, said in the release. “Today’s partnership agreement with AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will bring sports fans streaming coverage of some of their favorite local teams - just in time for the NBA and NHL seasons. We’re thrilled to welcome another AT&T SportsNet RSN to fuboTV.”
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“We are thrilled to announce this deal with fuboTV,” Nina Kinch, vice president of affiliate relations for AT&T Sports Networks, said. “We know that fans in this region have been asking for more ways to get access to the Utah Jazz, Vegas Golden Knights and Colorado Rockies and are particularly interested in streaming options. This deal now means that fans in all four of our regions now have access to stream their favorite teams with FuboTV.”
As Kinch notes, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain was the last of the four AT&T SportsNet/ROOT channels — the other three are in Seattle/Portland, Pittsburgh, and Houston — to stream on FuboTV.
The other streaming service that includes AT&T SportsNet is DirecTV Streaming, where the cheapest package that includes AT&T SportsNet is $85/mo. But FuboTV doesn’t carry TBS and TNT, meaning that Jazz fans won’t be able to watch four regular season Jazz games this year, some number of future playoff games, and high-profile sports like the NCAA tournament games on those channels.
FuboTV has a 7-day free trial for their services, while DirecTV will charge immediately, but will offer refunds within 14 days of signup. Fans can also subscribe to the traditional TV services offered through Comcast and DirecTV to access AT&T SportsNet. DISH no longer carries AT&T SportsNet, and CenturyLink and Google Fiber discontinued their TV services in Utah.
Still, having two streaming services is more than most NBA teams offer. Seventeen of the 30 NBA teams are on Bally Sports Networks, which can only be streamed on DirecTV Streaming.