CINCINNATI – We are at the start of a new Cincinnati Reds season, but for some fans the season is already over because they can no longer watch the games on their TV.
Thousands of Reds fans who cut the cable from the Spectrum cable a few years ago find that they can no longer stream the games.
Caroline Duffy, a member of the Rosie Reds fan club, has been watching the team for 40 years and recently broadcast the games on YouTube TV.
“We have to completely change our TV service or pay another $ 100 a month out of pocket,” she said.
YouTube, Hulu and other streaming services will also stop broadcasting the games following a dispute with Fox Sports Ohio, now renamed Bally Sports.
Duffy is upset.
“I can use AT&T or go to Spectrum,” she said. “But I tried not to change my streaming service again.”
How to stream the Reds in 2021
So we checked with the Reds who referred us to the GetmyHometeams.com website.
You enter your zip code – in our case 45202 – and find out that you can watch the games on Cincinnati Bell Fioptics, DirecTV or Spectrum.
There is a freestanding streaming option: AT&T TV, formerly DirectTV.
AT&T TV starts at $ 69 a month.
With the move from Fox Sports to Bally Sports, analysts say it’s possible that Bally could land a new deal with the popular streamers sometime this year.
Duffy says this won’t help the sport’s popularity.
“There should be a way to stream a lot of services,” she said.
By then, she and her family may have to collect around 700 WLW radios, just as Grandpa did 75 years ago.
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