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FSN KC so where do Royals go

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 am
by mgsports
https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/new ... TG12In0%3D because no Sprectrum Sports KC anymore maybe 38 the Spot because Sinclair might turn it into National News Channel

Re: FSN KC so where do Royals go

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:21 am
by swid
I know you'll spit out a spambot-quality list of all sports broadcasters and streaming services currently extant or rumored to exist in this country in the next comment, but the correct answer is "nowhere, until their rights come up after this season"; Sinclair's purchase of the Fox RSNs makes it more likely they'll stay on Fox Sports KC (or whatever it gets rebranded as in the next year or two), since they'll need all the content they can get to make the purchase worthwhile.

(Also, non-evangelical God help us if Sinclair turns one of the national networks they bought into another right-wing cable news channel.)

Re: FSN KC so where do Royals go

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:02 pm
by mgsports
Also Blues would need a home to maybe on FSN Midwest Plus.

Re: FSN KC so where do Royals go

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:06 pm
by StL_Dan
mgsports wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:02 pm
Also Blues would need a home to maybe on FSN Midwest Plus.
I've been watching Blues hockey on FSMW since they started broadcasting games back in - I think - 1997 or 1998.

This better not get screwed up.

I'm used to watching around 75-78 games on FSMW and the balance of the schedule on NBC/national affiliates every regular season for the last 20 plus years.

Re: FSN KC so where do Royals go

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:21 pm
by mgsports
Maybe local channel.

Re: FSN KC so where do Royals go

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:23 am
by WSPanic
I don't think there's a local media group willing to shell out $30M/year for 20 years (just a guess on the time/money). Hopefully some group will. Interested to see if some forward thinking service like DAZN, Sling- or even Google Fiber would make a play for a team/group of teams like the Royals/Pirates/Brewers that may have underutilized media deals. Probably a bit too outside the box for those markets.

Re: FSN KC so where do Royals go

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:55 pm
by mgsports
I would say Blues/Cardinals start their own network. If FSNKC aired the Chiefs then could see a Chiefs Network. Sprectrum if they keep Sprectum Sports KC 2 and turn it into Jayhawks/Royals Network.