After months of patchwork, Fox Regional Sports Network finally emerged as Bally Sports in the United States, just ahead of the new Major League Baseball season. The facelifted product is being offered by a joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Entertainment Studios, which shook hands with Disney after the latter acquired the 21st Century Fox. For obvious reasons, this whole thing has caused a bit of a ruckus, as fans are still struggling to watch their favorite teams from their living room.
If you’re one of the said disgruntled viewers who are unhappy with the way the whole thing is being conducted in your region, we’re here to lend a helping hand. So, without further ado, let’s check out what Bally Sports Arizona is and how you can watch your favorite regional teams in action.
What is Bally Sports Arizona?
Since Bally Sports works identical to the Fox RSNs, channels are still broken down to different regions. So, in practice, Bally Sports is not a new network. It’s pretty much the rebranded Fox Sports Regional Network and comes with identical channel names. Bally Sports Arizona is the same as Fox Sports Arizona, and it carries the same professional teams as its predecessor.
Apart from the professional teams, you can also watch different collegiate teams and high school up-and-comers across the Phoenix region, on the Bally Sports Arizona channel.
Which teams can you watch on Bally Sports Arizona?
As mentioned, Bally Sports Arizona is the same as Fox Sports Arizona, which means that you get to see all the teams you used to watch on the Regional Network before it became rebranded. In Major League Baseball, you can continue to watch Arizona Diamondbacks on Bally Sports Arizona, while Phoenix Suns from NBA and Arizona Coyotes from NHL would also stay put.
Apart from the three most popular teams, Bally Sports Arizona also houses Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Rattlers (Indoor Football League), Tucson Roadrunners (AHL), Arizona State Sun Devils, and more.
Which Channel is Bally Sports Arizona on?
Currently, Bally Sports Arizona is available on a range of cable networks and satellite providers. Since the channel number hasn’t changed from the Fox Sports Regional Networks days, you won’t have to memorize new numbers. Here’s the list of cable/satellite providers that carry the Bally Sports Arizona channel, alongside the respective channel numbers.
|Service Provider (Region)||Channel Number|
|Cox Communications (Phoenix/Casa Grande)||34|
|Cox Communications (Tucson/Sierra Vista)||26|
|Century Link Choice (Phoenix metro)||34|
|Century Link Prism (Phoenix metro)||762|
|Cable One (Various)||151|
|Comcast (Albuquerque/Santa Fe)||10|
|Comcast (Las Cruces)||28|
|Mediacom (Apache Junction)||53|
|Orbitel Communications (Maricopa/Sun Lakes/Robson Ranch/Saddlebrook)||29|
|Suddenlink/Altice (Flagstaff, Parker, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Bullhead City)||38|
|Suddenlink/Altice (Payson, Pine, Sedona, Strawberry)||25|
|Charter Yuma (Yuma)||20|
|MCT Cable (Alamogordo/Ruidoso)||27|
|MCT Cable (Truth or Consequences)||61|
|MCT Cable (Carlsbad)||45|
|South Central Utah Comm (Page)||51|
Which channel is Bally Sports Arizona Xtra on?
Bally Sports Extra is available on AT&T TV, COX, Orbitel, and DirecTV.
|Service Provider (Region)||Channel Number|
|COX YurView (Phoenix)||4|
|COX YurView (Tucson)||7|
How to Stream Bally Sports Arizona
Although there are many cable providers who are more than willing to host Bally Sports Arizona, the story becomes rather bleak for streaming lovers. Except for AT&T TV, which has close connections to the Bally Sports network, no other major streaming service offers you the option to watch your favorite regional teams. Even if you have no issues switching to AT&T TV, you’ll have to brace yourself to pay a hefty price for the channel.
Currently, Regional Sports Networks are only available on the midlevel or upper-tier packages. On AT&T TV, Choice, Ultimate, and Premier packages carry the regional sports channels. The Choice plan would set you back $84.99/month, while the other two would cost you $94.99/month and $139.99/month, respectively. Click on this link to know more about the Choice package.
Related: Who Owns Bally Sports Network?
How to watch Bally Sports Arizona
Watching your regional sports team play has become a bit complicated, we agree. So, we’re chalking down the three legitimate options you have.
Get cable back
If you’re a part of the cord-cutters club, this step has the potential of causing emotional harm. However, except for the convenience, it doesn’t really make much sense to stick to streaming services, especially because they cost pretty much the same these days. So, if it isn’t much inconvenience, go to your local cable provider and ask them to hook you up with the most value-for-money package for RSNs. Who knows, you could even get a super lucrative welcome back offer.
Get AT&T TV
AT&T TV would charge a premium for Bally Sports Arizona — a minimum of 84.99/month — but you would get the convenience of streaming from any corner of your area. Additionally, since AT&T is one of the most respected names in the United States, you are guaranteed to get uncompromising quality of service.
Use VPN to stream
Almost all major sporting leagues in the United States have their own streaming services. However, even if you get a season pass of your favorite Arizona team, you’ll not be able to watch its games from Arizona itself. To remedy that, get a trusted VPN service, change your location to Wisconsin — or anywhere else, for that matter — and watch your favorite teams in action, live.
Is Bally Sports Arizona on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is one of the most popular streaming networks in the world. So, when it decided to drop the Sinclair-led Fox Sports Regional Sports Network last year, it came as a shock to many. As per industry reports, the two parties couldn’t agree on a suitable contract and do not have any intention of getting back together in the near future.
Since Bally Sports Arizona is nothing but the rebrand of Fox Sports Arizona, you won’t find the channel on YouTube TV.
Is Bally Sports Arizona on Dish Network?
Similar to YouTube TV, Dish Network, too, doesn’t have any of the Bally Sports channels, including Bally Sports Arizona. Dish Network failed to find a middle ground with Fox back in July 2019 and hasn’t shown any of the regional network channels since.
Does Bally Sports Arizona have an app?
Bally Sports Arizona would be under the umbrella of the yet-to-launch Bally Sports app. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t an app available for travelers. Since Bally Sports have engulfed Fox Sports Regional Networks, the Fox Sports Go app now houses all the Bally Sports channels, including Arizona. So, to watch Bally Sports Arizona, download the Fox Sports Go app, sign in with the details of your cable, satellite, or streaming subscription, and start streaming.
Although the date isn’t confirmed yet, the Fox Sports Go app would eventually be rebranded to Bally Sports.