PHOENIX – Bally Sports Arizona (rebranding from FOX Sports Arizona), home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, today announced it will televise 161 of the team’s 162 regular season games in 2021. All games not airing exclusively on a national platform will air on the all-new Bally Sports Arizona regional network starting with Opening Day coverage on April 1 when the D-backs visit the San Diego Padres.
Steve Berthiaume and Bob Brenly return for the ninth season as the D-backs television announcing team. Once again joining them on the network’s “D-backs Live” pre and postgame shows will be Todd Walsh, Jody Jackson, Mark Grace and Brandon Webb. Opening Day coverage on April 1 will feature a “D-backs Live” pregame show at 12:30 p.m. and the game follows at 1 p.m.
All games will air live on Bally Sports Arizona, unless otherwise noted in the schedule below. Select games will air on Bally Sports Arizona Plus and Bally Sports Arizona Extra in April and May, when the D-backs, Arizona Coyotes and Phoenix Suns all play in the same broadcast window. Channel listings are as follows: Bally Sports Arizona | Bally Sports Arizona Plus | Bally Sports Arizona Extra – available at this time on COX Communication’s “YurView” channel and DIRECTV channel 686-2.
Complementing Opening Day coverage on April 1 – and marking a new era of regional sports – “Bally Sports Big Opening Day” will leverage the Bally Sports regional networks to offer fans across the country for the first time ever with a live, whip-around style MLB Opening Day program. In coordination with Sinclair-owned sister sports platforms, including Tennis Channel and Stadium, the 4.5-hour special will offer fans MLB previews as well as NHL, NBA, and pro-tennis updates and highlights. Leading off at 8 a.m., “Bally Sports Big Opening Day” will originate from Stadium’s studio in Chicago and air across all 19 Bally Sports RSNs, including Bally Sports Arizona, and feature expert analysts, exclusive interviews, social media updates and more.
D-backs programming airing on Bally Sports Arizona will stream live on the all-new Bally Sports app and on ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-TV service. Both the app and website will launch in coordination with the network rebrand on March 31, 2021. The Bally Sports app will be available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku Players and Roku TV, Samsung and LG platforms and Xbox One. The FOX Sports GO app will update to the all-new Bally Sports app upon the rebrand. Fans can also download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.
About Bally Sports Arizona
Bally Sports Arizona (formerly FOX Sports Arizona) is the local destination for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Coyotes. Together, Bally Sports Arizona presents more live and local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. Approaching its 25th year in Arizona, the regional sports television network serves fans throughout Arizona and in New Mexico while producing over 300 live sporting events and offering numerous award-winning original programs and exclusive digital series every year. Beginning on March 31, for more regional sports content, visit ballysports.com/arizona and follow @BallySportArizona on Twitter, @BallySportsArizona on Instagram, Bally Sports Arizona on YouTube and BallySportsArizona on Facebook.