Effective March 31, 2021 Fox Sports Regional Networks become Bally Sports. Bally Sports regional networks will offer the same programming and partnerships.
What is Bally Sports?
A: Bally Sports is a collection of 19 regional sports networks – including Bally Sports MidWest & Kansas City — committed to delivering in-depth coverage of our hometown teams, night in and night out.
When will the Bally Sports regional networks rebrand take place?
A: March 31, 2021.
Are the games on the Bally Sports regional networks going to look different?
A: Yes, we are excited to unveil new graphics, music and more.
Are channel numbers going to change?
A: No, channel positions will remain the same across all providers.
Will the Bally Sports regional networks still offer the same programming?
A: Yes, our team partnerships & programming will remain the same. Viewers will be able to watch their favorite local teams on the new Bally Sports branded regional sports networks, just as they had before.
What will the new app be called and when will it launch?
A: The Bally Sports app will launch when the networks rebrand on March 31. The FOX Sports GO app will update to the all-new Bally Sports app upon the rebrand. For customers who already have the FOX Sports GO app, it automatically will update to the Bally Sports app. Customers will need to authenticate with their existing username/password in order to stream live content on the Bally Sports app. Chariton Valley video customers will continue to be able to watch programming on the app, as an added feature of their video service package.
Since the channels have rebranded, can I watch other teams Sinclair has on the sports package?
A: No, in order to watch out-of-market games, you will need to purchase the league packages (i.e. NHL Center Ice, MLB Extra Innings, or NBA League Pass). This programming is currently not available thru Chariton Valley.
Are there any programming changes or additions coming?
A: There have already been programming additions to the regional sports networks since the Sinclair acquisition became final last year and more original and live event offerings are on the horizon.
Will there be gambling or can I win prizes on the app? And when will that start? Also, does this mean I can bet on games now that Bally has naming rights?
A: Bally Sports has no current plans for gambling or gamification through the app or otherwise. Should anything change they will be sure to let their viewers know.