The Nashville Predators and Bally Sports South have agreed on terms to renew their local media rights agreement to keep the regional sports network as the team’s exclusive local media partner.
Bally Sports South has been the home of the Nashville Predators since the team’s inaugural season in 1998-99 and, under the new agreement, will continue to produce every regionally available regular season games, as well as the team’s first round games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The network’s pre- and postgame show, Predators Live, will continue to air before and after every game on Bally Sports South.
“By extending our media rights agreement, we are excited to continue one of the first relationships the Predators ever forged, because as long as we have played, our games have been brought to life through our incredible partnership,” says Predators President and CEO Sean Henry. “We are fortunate that Bally Sports South continually shows a desire to invest in and improve all features surrounding our broadcast throughout the year. As we enter the new season, Bally Sports South’s direct-to-consumer streaming product is the latest example of its commitment to our fan base in making our broadcast and Predators games even more readily available and accessible.”
“We have a longstanding relationship with the Nashville Predators and are excited to continue to collaborate on new, innovative ways to bring Predators games to fans,” says Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Bally Sports South. “Our new Bally Sports+ streaming product adds another viewing option to our linear distribution channels this season, giving fans an option to pay directly for Bally Sports South.”
Bally Sports+ is a new streaming platform that will offer live Predators games on a direct-to-consumer basis within the Predators’ local territory. Subscriptions for Bally Sports+ will be available on a monthly or annual basis beginning Sept. 26.