Last month, the San Diego Padres became the first team to ultimately back out of their agreement with Bally Sports’ regional networks, as the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.
MLB then took over Padres broadcasts.
But the Padres are not the only team to run into this issue.
The same issue is taking place for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The D-Backs and Bally Sports were unable to reach a new three-year agreement.
As such, MLB will now take over Diamondbacks broadcasts.
On Twitter, Bob Nightengale of USA Today provided this news and revealed what the plan is going forward for the Diamondbacks when concerning their broadcasts.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 18, 2023
It appears that Bally Sports is losing its business partners, and doing so rather quickly.
In just a two-month span, two teams that showed their games on regional Bally Sports networks have ultimately shifted to an alternative, with MLB now taking over the broadcasts.
This is ultimately bad news for Bally Sports.
The regional sports networks once belonged to FOX Sports, but Bally bought out the networks in 2021 and teams made the shift to a new network.
Just two years later, Bally Sports appears to already be on its last leg.
Given the recent series of events, it is very likely that most teams, if not all, that broadcasted their games on Bally networks will be pulling out of their deals with the company.
MLB has planned on this taking place and will more than likely step in to take over the broadcasts for the affected teams.NEXT: Corbin Carroll Spotted Devoting His Time To A Good Cause