New York Mets fans will be able to watch the team’s broadcast via in-market streaming on SNY’s new app. As covered by The Streamable, the app launched on Thursday (March 24) that will allow fans to stream live SNY and PIX 11 Mets broadcasts on iOS and Android devices, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV.
Previously, Mets broadcasts could be streamed through TV Everywhere on the NBC Sports app (and, of course, MLB.TV for fans outside the New York market). But those games are now exclusive to the SNY app.
However, SNY’s app is an in-market streaming service. (MSG Networks is currently developing a similar direct-to-consumer product for Knicks, Rangers, Devils, and Islanders broadcasts.)
Viewers will still need their cable, satellite, or TV Everywhere credentials to access the app, rather than sign up for a standalone service. But YouTube TV, Hulu Live, fuboTV, and DIRECTV STREAM all carry SNY, so fans will be able to access the app through those platforms.
SNY programming available on the app includes:
- Live New York Mets broadcasts, including pre- and post-game coverage
- New York Jets pre- and post-game shows
- UConn women’s basketball broadcasts, including pre- and post-game coverage
- Live daily programming including the TV simulcast of WFAN’s Carton & Roberts, Baseball Night in New York, and GEICO SportsNite
- Breaking news reports and press conferences
- Game highlights
- Video archive of SNY original programming, digital series, documentaries, and classic games
“We are excited to improve our fans’ experience with a best-in-class mobile and viewing experience,” said SNY president Steve Raab in the official announcement.
“We understand how important it is for New York sports fans to have the ability to stay connected to their teams. With baseball season starting, fans now have a direct connection to SNY and our award-winning broadcasts, providing them with the accessibility they want, when they want it.”
Sinclair, with its Bally Sports regional networks and Marquee Sports Network, along with NBC Sports regional networks are developing standalone, direct-to-consumer streaming services but have not yet launched them while various details are still to be worked out.
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David Kaplan Leaving NBC Sports Chicago
“I was presented an opportunity that will allow me to spend a lot more time my wife, Mindy, our four sons, and their expanding families. This is far from a retirement.”
David Kaplan has announced he is departing NBC Sports Chicago. In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Kaplan said a new path opened that he couldn’t turn down.
“I was presented an opportunity that will allow me to spend a lot more time my wife, Mindy, our four sons, and their expanding families. This is far from a retirement. You’ll still be able to catch me weekday mornings with Jonathan Hood on the Kap and JHood morning show on ESPN 1000. It will also allow me to provide you with more engaging and outstanding content right here on YouTube.”
Kaplan, who will turn 62 this weekend, accepted a buyout offered by NBCUniversal. He has hosted several different shows for the network during his tenure.
“He’s made enormous contributions to our network, and his passion, opinions and love of Chicago’s teams have made him a beloved and respected figure, not just with fans but also his colleagues,” NBC Sports Chicago Vice President of Content John Schippman told The Chicago Sun-Times. “We wish him the best and look forward to seeing what’s next.”
December 30th will be his final day at NBC Sports Chicago. He called his time with the network “an amazing run”.
NASCAR Chasing Nearly $1 Billion Annual Rights Fee In Next TV Deal
“We work really closely together, both from a scheduling perspective, but also just in terms of how they monetize the sport.”
The current media rights deal for NASCAR with FOX Sports and NBC Sports doesn’t end until after the 2024 season, but the organization is currently plotting what it wants its next deal to look like, according to a report from Front Office Sports.
Currently, NASCAR makes $820 million per year from the two networks. In its new rights deal, it is expected to seek a deal in the neighborhood of $900-950 million range.
NASCAR plans to begin negotiating with its current media partners in the early months of 2023, but is currently happy with FOX and NBC.
“We work really closely together, both from a scheduling perspective, but also just in terms of how they monetize the sport. Whether that’s pushing more brands and advertisers to spend on Fox and NBC,” NASCAR Senior Vice President of Media and Productions Brian Herbst told FOS. “Fox had their third consecutive year of ad revenue increases in 2022. NBC had their second consecutive year of ad revenue increases in 2022. So it’s working for them — both from a viewership and an ad revenue perspective.”
In February of this year, NASCAR President Steve Phelps told the Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast that broadcast television “has to be a part” of the organization’s next television rights deal.
As its current media partners, FOX and NBC have exclusive negotiating windows with NASCAR.
NFL Sunday Ticket Negotiations With Apple ‘Have Gotten Silly’
“Apple’s like, ‘OK, we can’t sell internationally. OK, that was important to us. And we can’t sell it exclusively against Fox and CBS. Well, OK. Well, that changes its value.’”
A report from The Athletic details why the NFL has not announced a new partner for the NFL Sunday Ticket package. David Kaplan claims there have been continued hiccups in the negotiations, mentioning the bargaining has gotten sideways between the league and Apple.
“This negotiation has gotten silly. … Clearly, there’s a problem. I think it’s really clear Apple is learning things they didn’t know,” the anonymous NFL source told Kaplan. “What the conversation is, is Apple’s like, ‘OK, we can’t sell internationally. OK, that was important to us. And we can’t sell it exclusively against Fox and CBS. Well, OK. Well, that changes its value.’”
The report also details Amazon Prime and YouTube remain in the mix as potential suitors for the service, should talks with Apple and the league fall apart.
The NFL is looking for as much as $3.5 billion annually for rights to the service.