If you live in and around Michigan, you might have seen a brand new network offering you a dose of your local sports. Yes, we’re talking about Bally Sports Detroit that has recently replaced your local Fox Sports channel. But what is Bally Sports Detroit? Is it really brand new? Where do you watch games of Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, and Detroit Red Wings now? We hope to explain this to you all in a bit.
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What is Bally Sports Detroit?
Bally Sports Detroit is an affiliate of Bally Sports and is an American regional sports network that operates in the state of Michigan. The network was recently rebranded from Fox Sports Detroit after Sinclair Broadcast Group (Fox Sports’ parent company) made an agreement with casino operator Bally’s Corporation to acquire the network’s naming rights for a 10-year period.
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) March 30, 2021
Bally Sports Detroit is one of the 19 regional sports networks under Bally Sports and it offers coverage of sports teams in Metro Detroit and games played in the region. The network’s broadcast areas will include Michigan, Northeast Wisconsin, Northeastern Indiana, and Northwest Ohio on cable. Bally Sports Detroit will also be accessible everywhere else in the US on satellite via DirecTV.
Being a region-centric sports network, Bally Sports Detroit’s coverage will focus on games that involve Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, and Detroit Red Wings as well as preseason game repeats of Detroit Lions. The network also broadcasts a select number of regular-season games from Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit Titans men’s basketball, Oakland Golden Grizzlies men’s basketball, Michigan Wolverines, and Michigan State Spartans hockey.
Bally Sports Detroit app: What should you know?
All of the content from Bally Sports Detroit is currently accessible via the FOX Sports GO app for now. However, FOX Sports has revealed that Bally Sports Detroit will soon be available in an all-new Bally Sports app that’s currently in the “final stages of development”. When that happens (hopefully before the end of Spring 2021), the Bally Sports app will replace the existing FOX Sports GO app.
For now, you can continue watching games broadcasted through Bally Sports Detroit on the FOX Sports GO app available for the following devices:
Bally Sports Detroit: How to stream it
You can watch Bally Sports Detroit only if you own any of the following AT&T subscriptions:
- AT&T Choice monthly: The Choice plan from AT&T is available for a monthly price of $85 and it lets you watch Detroit Pistons, Detroit Tigers, and Detroit Red Wings games. Additionally, the plan also offers you access to content from MLB Network, NBA TV, NBA League Pass Premium (limited to one year), HBO Max (limited to one year), and other top cable channels. You can also choose to purchase the service’s Premier plan that brings content from NHL Network for an additional fee of $10/month.
- AT&T Choice 2-year: You can watch Bally Sports Detroit for cheaper if you purchase the 2-year contract of AT&T’s Choice plan. Instead of the $85 monthly price, you’re paying only $65 per month for one year but the price increases to $110 per month after one year of use. You avail all the benefits of the AT&T Choice monthly, thus giving you access to all games involving Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, and Detroit Red Wings.
Bally Sports Detroit: How to watch it on TV
If you have a compatible cable, satellite, or an IPTV membership, you can watch all of Bally Sports Detroit’s content on your TV. The following list of service providers currently have Bally Sports Detroit as one of their offerings:
Comcast Xfinity (Cable)
If you live anywhere in Michigan, Northeast Wisconsin, Northwest Ohio, and Northeastern Indiana, you can watch Bally Sports Detroit on Comcast Xfinity via these channels:
- Bally Sports Detroit: Channel no. 201
- Bally Sports Detroit Plus: Channel no. 707
You can watch Bally Sports Detroit on these channels on DirecTV satellite service:
- Bally Sports Detroit – Channel no. 663
- Bally Sports Detroit Plus – Channel no. 663-1
AT&T U-verse (IPTV)
AT&T U-verse subscribers can watch games involving Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings and more on these channels:
- Bally Sports Detroit SD – Channel no. 737
- Bally Sports Detroit HD – Channel no. 1737
- Bally Sports Detroit Plus SD – Channel no. 738
- Bally Sports Detroit Plus HD – Channel no. 1738
Is Bally Sports Detroit on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV is among the streaming services that dropped hosting channels from Fox Network and things haven’t changed even after the rebrand. This means you cannot watch Bally Sports Detroit on a YouTube TV subscription.
However, there’s still a bunch of other sports content on YouTube TV including Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, TNT, TBS, MLB Network, NBA TV, Olympic Channel, Golf Channel, Tennis Channel, SportsNet NY, LA FC Sports Network, and Big Ten Network.
Is Bally Sports Detroit on Hulu?
Hulu is also among the group of streaming services that stopped broadcasting Fox Sports’ regional networks. Even after getting rebranded to Bally Sports Detroit, the regional network based in Michigan is yet to be featured on Hulu’s streaming service.
If you have a Hulu subscription, your sports consumption will be limited to offerings from Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC Sports Network, Olympic Channel, Golf Channel, TNT, TBS, ESPNU, CBS Sports, ACC, Big Ten, and ESPNEWS.
Is Bally Sports Detroit on Dish Network?
Dish Network and Fox Network have always been at war with each other and the relationship hasn’t changed since Fox Network announced giving its naming rights to Bally. If you’re still wondering whether Bally Sports Detroit will be hosted on the Dish Network, we hate to break it to you; you cannot watch Bally Sports on Dish anytime soon.
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