Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, and Portland Trail Blazers Games on ROOT SPORTS Northwest Coming to fuboTV
ROOT Sports Northwest, the TV home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, and Portland Trail Blazers regional game telecasts, and fuboTV, the Live TV Streaming Service, announced an agreement to bring 300 live regular-season games, as well as other ancillary programming and behind the scenes content.
ROOT Sports Northwest has been difficult to get on any Live TV Streaming Service. The channel currently is only available as part DIRECTV STREAM “Choice Plan” ($84.99), but will be available as part of fuboTV Starter, Pro, and Elite plans ($64.99+). They have said that there will be an additional Regional Sports Fee ($4.99-$6.99), similar to those in other markets receive, but an exact amount has not yet been set.
The deal will see the channel go live on fuboTV ahead of the 2021-2022 NHL and NBA season throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska, and portions of Idaho.
“fuboTV is focused on bringing consumers their favorite hometown teams, alongside national and international sports coverage, and today’s partnership with ROOT SPORTS strengthens our offering in the Northwest,” said Ben Grad, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy and Acquisition for fuboTV. “We mirror fans’ excitement for the Seattle Kraken’s debut season, and we’re thrilled to bring fans in the Northwest streaming coverage of the Kraken alongside the Mariners and Trail Blazers. The addition of ROOT SPORTS means consumers can catch every game available for local telecast with fuboTV at an affordable price.”
“We could not be more excited to announce this deal with fuboTV,” said Nina Kinch, Vice President of Affiliate Relations for AT&T Sports Networks, managing partner of ROOT SPORTS. “We know that fans are eagerly anticipating the inaugural season of the Seattle Kraken and the return of the Portland Trail Blazers to ROOT SPORTS and the announcement of this new deal will give fans even more ways to get access to ROOT SPORTS and guarantee they have access to all Seattle Kraken, Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Mariners games.”
While they no longer carry Bally Sports RSNs, fuboTV does offer NBC Sports RSNs, as well as hard to get channels like Marquee Sports Network, NESN, MSG, MSG+, AT&T Sportsnet Southwest, and AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh.