What is the best way to get live sports? National and Local?

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  1. Ramy

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    I need to know the best way to get the local teams to my area like Bengals, Reds, Kentucky Wildcats?
    Also want to watch the national broadcasts of sports too, like ESPN, Network channels for Super Bowl and World Series.
    All this from an internet way?
     
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    This makes the less than stellar assumption that you YTTV offers streaming locals and any necessary RSNs in your market.

    In the case of the Wildcats, there's probably more than a few games on the SEC network that is available on YTTV at some level.

    The Bengals games are probably going to hinge on local channel coverage.
     
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    They have Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky locals and RSN's

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    I would check and see which streaming services offer locals in your area to start. If there are a few, then you can narrow down which fits your needs best. Personally, I prefer Youtube TV. It has the national sports channels, and if it does have your locals you should be mostly covered. It also offers sign in capability to many of the tv apps, so you could catch some of the games on the ESPN/other sports apps if they are not being shown on the national channel.
     
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    YouTube TV and Playstation Vue are the best sports-centric streaming live TV services. FuboTV is a joke as the so-called sports-centric service because it doesn't have ESPN channels. DirecTV Now and Sling require you to get their highest tiers or add-ons for niche sports channels that are included in YouTube TV's $40/mo package and PS Vue's Core ($50) plan. Note that one important sports channel YouTube TV doesn't carry is NFL Network (and RedZone). If your household needs HGTV, Hallmark, A&E networks, the Viacom channels, then you can add Philo to the mix for $16/mo. It almost perfectly complements YTTV's channel offerings, with only a few overlaps (AMC channels).
     
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    I just put that article in the AT&T etc. thread. Good article.
     
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    I would like to see who can provide me with all my local sports teams in Milwaukee. Right now there Fox Sports Wisconsin and prefer just getting that for sports without getting all the channels that I don't need.

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    Pretty much any of the pay TV services offer Fox Sports Net. If you're averse to subscribing to any pay TV service, you've cut yourself off at the knees.

    Enter in your zip code and click the search button on this page to find out what's available. Don't be surprised if there's nothing particularly "skinny" for sports.

    https://www.foxsports.com/watch/instant-access

    This is called "living within your means" or "living with your choices" depending on your circumstances.
     
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    Indeed, the Fox RSN's are averse to singular offerings or skinny bundles- their contracts always have them in bigger Pay-TV packages (Youtube TV a notable exception). With Amazon a potential buyer of all the Fox RSN's, however, perhaps this may change in the future.
     
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    Sling Blue should give you your Fox RSN for $25, but no ESPNs and maybe only one or two, if any, locals. YouTube TV would give you the widest array of sports channels, including NBA Network, MLB Network, and all the ESPNs.
     
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