NEW YORK – December 8, 2022 – Diamond Sports Group today announced the launch of the Bally Sports app, inclusive of the TV everywhere and Bally Sports+ direct-to-consumer services, across Samsung’s suite of Smart TVs*. Samsung Smart TV users can officially download the Bally Sports app beginning today.
This new distribution platform provides sports fans with access to their favorite Bally Sports content directly from their Samsung Smart TV. Fans can download the Bally Sports app within the TV’s app store and access respective Bally Sports content available in their region. Bally Sports app users will have the ability to authenticate with their provider or log-in directly to the Bally Sports+ service and stream content seamlessly from their TV.
"Partnering with a top brand like Samsung is an important milestone in the evolution of our offering,” said Michael Schneider, COO and GM, Bally Sports+. “Samsung has a reputation for providing consumers with an exceptional user experience and we are excited to offer fans yet another way to watch their favorite teams."
Bally Sports programming airing across the Bally Sports regional networks stream live on the Bally Sports app and on ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay TV service or subscribes to the Bally Sports+ direct to consumer service.
Bally Sports+ is the all-new streaming offering from Bally Sports that gives fans direct access to their favorite hometown teams. The service is available across the full portfolio of Bally Sports regional sports networks, giving fans in those markets access to their respective NBA and NHL games produced by Bally Sports. Additionally, fans will have access to their local pre- and post-game shows, collegiate and high school sports, as well as Bally Sports’ national programming including The Rally and Live on the Line, Powered by BetMGM.
About Diamond Sports Group
Diamond Sports Group LLC, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., owns the Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks (RSNs), the nation’s leading provider of local sports. The Bally Sports RSNs serve as the TV home to more than half of all MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States. Its 19 owned-and-operated RSNs include Bally Sports Arizona, Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports San Diego, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports West, and Bally Sports Wisconsin. Diamond Sports Group also has a joint venture in Marquee, the home of the Chicago Cubs, and a minority interest in the YES Network, the local destination for the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets. Diamond RSNs produce approximately 5,000 live local professional telecasts each year in addition to a wide variety of locally produced sports events and programs each year.
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*Bally Sports is available on all 2016 and newer Samsung Smart TV model years.