Wow! Not sure what channel they’ll be on, but this should be very cool!
Games for the NBA's Phoenix Suns and the WNBA's Mercury will be aired on local TV stations and their own streaming app.
As a Suns fan, I really appreciate Mat Ishbia's effort to provide more television coverage to fans in Arizona.
As an out of area DirecTV subscriber, I'm hoping if I get the local channels, I will get all the Suns games.
I'm guessing the playoffs will remain a national thing.
Fans will also be able to watch games through a DTC (Direct-To-Consumer) streaming option alongside the over-the-air broadcast product powered by Kiswe. Subscribers will be able to access the DTC streaming through a Suns or Mercury branded app on their smartphones or Smart TVs. The 2023 Phoenix Mercury season will stream DTC for free.
Geo blocking is irrelevant with League Pass. This new network should have a deal with the nba to offer games on League Pass. I hope.I think it probably only pertains to Phoenix and the app will have a geotracker like the casino apps where you can’t use them out of state.
Right… so I think it has zero effect on League Pass. It’s just a new local carrier so I would assume everything with League Pass out of market stays the same.Geo blocking is irrelevant with League Pass. This new network should have a deal with the nba to offer games on League Pass. I hope.
The new app itself wouldn’t work just like the Ballys app wouldn’t work for me now.
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Diamond Sports Group responded to the Phoenix Suns leaving Bally Sports Arizona for Gray Television and Kiswe, saying they've violated bankruptcy law.www.azcentral.com
And before that I watched Al McCoy doing the games on Channel 5. Of course, 5 was an independent then, not a network affiliate.This is great news and definite W for Ishbia as owner. I'm sure I'm not alone in recalling Suns games broadcast on old Channel 45 KUTP over the air with Cotton and Al McCoy. The Suns were accessible to everyone in the valley then. It'll take a little time but I'd love to see this become a Suns town again and this will definitely help.
About time. Glad I will be able to watch them again. I wasn't a fan paying $15/month for Bally sports.