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Watching Nashville Predators games in and about Nashville has been problematic for some in current years, mainly folks who do not have a cable service that involves Bally Sports.

On Tuesday, Diamond Sports Group, which owns Bally, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following missing a $140 million interest payment final month.

The 19 networks below the Bally Sports umbrella contain the rights to 42 skilled sports teams, such as 14 Big League Baseball teams, 16 NBA teams and 12 NHL teams.

The Nashville Predators, of course, are one particular of these teams, leaving lots of to wonder how that may possibly impact their capacity to watch games now and in the future.

Can I nonetheless watch Nashville Predators games on Bally Sports South?

Yes. For now.

The program in bankruptcy, the firm mentioned, is to continue broadcasting games as if practically nothing has changed. Diamond Sports mentioned it is in the method of negotiating an agreement that would get rid of $eight billion of its debt. Beneath that agreement, the firm would be separate from Sinclair Broadcast Group, which bought the regional sports networks from Disney for $ten billion in 2019.

“We count on Bally Sports to continue broadcasting our games for the remainder of the season,” the Predators mentioned in a statement Wednesday.

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How can I watch Nashville Predators games if I do not have Bally Sports?

With streaming solutions Hulu and YouTubeTV not an selection following each had been unable to preserve offers with Bally’s regional sports networks, fans who reduce the cable cord had been left frustrated and seeking elsewhere. It also does not assist that Predators games are blacked out on ESPN+ simply because of Bally’s regional rights.

That is exactly where, lately, Bally Sports+, stepped in. The streaming service started in late September of final year.

It comes at a expense of about $21 per month.

What does this imply for watching Nashville Predators games on Television in the lengthy term?

That is unclear. Rights payments to NHL and NBA teams are present, and the company’s program is to emerge from bankruptcy.

“We appear forward to functioning constructively with our group and league partners and all DSG stakeholders all through this method and beyond,” Diamond Sports CEO David Preschlack mentioned in a statement.

But at least one particular league, Big League Baseball, has produced plans in case that does not come about. The league mentioned it will take more than broadcasts and games would air locally on MLB Network or MLB.television.

The NHL could determine to do one thing related. We also could see an a la carte selection that would enable fans to obtain complete seasons, person games or components of person games.

The Connected Press contributed to this report.

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