Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Regional Sports Networks Dropped From Hulu Live TV Bundles
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All 21 regional sports networks controlled by Diamond Sports Group, a consortium led by Sinclair Broadcast Group, along with the Yes Network and Marquee network have been eradicated from Hulu’s live TV bundle as of midnight, Friday, October 23rd. 3.4 million Hulu subscribers will no longer have the ability to tune in and watch their favorite NBA, NHL, or MLB teams compete in real-time. While Sinclair endeavored to come to an amicable and adequate agreement, Hulu was reluctant to grant the regional sports networks equitable return for their valuable local sports content.
As of October 23rd, consumers with Hulu subscriptions will have to look elsewhere to access the Regional Sports Network’s content, but there are still many options. You can view Sinclair’s RSNs on most major cable platforms, as well as DirectTV and AT&T Now.
“While we offered Hulu a deal consistent with terms agreed to by other distributors, the streaming service refused to accept these fair and market-based terms,” said Barry Faber, Sinclair’s president of distribution and network relations. “It is unfortunate that Hulu has chosen to take away some of the most popular sports programmings on TV from millions of subscribers, particularly given that Hulu has promised its subscribers that it has live sports.”
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Sinclair Broadcast Group's Regional Sports Networks Dropped from Hulu Live TV Bundles
All 21 regional sports networks controlled by Diamond Sports Group, a consortium led by Sinclair Broadcast Group, along…
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Sinclair Broadcast Group is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 23 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 190 television stations in 88 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.