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: New Name, Same Home. Home of the @DetroitPistons, @DetroitRedWings & @tigers. pic.twitter.com/Nvy3M3aBkc
— 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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Way too much talk from Craig Monroe on Tiger baseball telecasts. He talks like he hit like Ted Williams but was an average hitter at best. Step back a bit fella.
Absolutely the worst team of announcers anywhere in baseball. I’ve decided to listen to the radio broadcast even though it doesn’t quite sync up. Where is Rod Allen when he is needed ( to choke Matt Shepard)?
Matt Shepard’s profanity at the end of today’s game against the Rays is deserving of a suspension. Especially after Jack Morris was suspended for what supposedly was perceived by some as racist. I’m not sure Bally’s an organization with roots in the Gambling industry should be judging anyone.
It was relaxing not having to tolerate Craig Monroe today. I think he’s trying to imitate Dick Vitale or a disc jockey or tv host on a show for pre teens. He’s loud, talks too much, has way too many Silly sayings and cliches. He is annoying as he can be.
So refreshing to hear Gibby instead of Morris or Monroe. Baseball from an everyday player who knows the game.
I agree with above, Matt Shepard is the worst lead on MLB broadcast, his qualification? He was doing High School football state finals broadcast! And then they pair him with Craig Monroe! The worst color guy! Adds nothing to broadcast, talks to much about nothing adding 0! Morris is ok but paired with Shepard still a terrible watch! Love Gibby, adds a manger’s insight into the discussion, and he’s fun! But Gibby is on limited schedule possibly due to health. Dan Petry is also very good, I find him better than Morris. I too will listen to radio especially to avoid Monroe!!!!! Please get Craig Monroe off the game broadcast ASAP as possible!
We are extremely frustrated with Bally Sport! We pay extra to watch Detroit Tigers, then you post them on streaming channels only. Disgusting, we are not getting what we paid for. This is bad business for Bally. Essentially you are being dishonest, not fulfilling a contract. Do you realize how many people are angry about this?
Please get rid of Matt Shepard. Bring back Mario. Craig Monroe should only do the pregame. Matt Shepard has to go. He never shuts up and thinks he know everything. He can’t call a hone run. He is offensive and he thinks he is so funny. He is not. I have never wanted to hear Ernie or George Kell so bad in my life. Mario please come back with Gibby and Jack and Dan Petry.
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