Sports fans in Pittsburgh have a reason to rejoice, as the AT&T SportsNet will be coming to fuboTV.
The Pittsburgh-focused sports network shows teams such as the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB) and Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL). It is expected to cover 225 live games between both the Pirates and Penguins games.
Nina Kinch, vice president of affiliate relations for AT&T Sports Networks, said she is glad that the network will have a new home.
“We are thrilled to announce this deal with fuboTV and give fans even more options to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins in their home market,” she said. “Both teams have enormous fan bases and we have had a lot of demand to bring these teams to OTT providers. We are very excited that customers will now have that option with fuboTV.”
Pittsburgh Pirates president Travis Williams got the idea to bring the channel to the service after this past season since there was a massive focus on TV viewership due to the coronavirus pandemic, as well as peoples’ pre-pandemic lifestyles and being on-the-go frequently.
“We appreciate AT&T’s SportsNet and fuboTV reaching an agreement to bring this additional option to our fans,” he said. “Now family members who are seemingly constantly on the run and others that want to watch our games from any device, anywhere within our home territory have another option to do so.”
The new network will be available in Pennslyvania, West Viriginia, and parts of Maryland, New York and Ohio.
AT&T SportsNet will be available on fuboTV before the start of the upcoming NHL season, but no specific date has been set at this time.
The addition of the channel also comes at a time where the service has added the ability to stream up to three live channels at once on its Apple TV app on the Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K with its new Multiview feature.
That feature alone on the Apple TV could be big for sports fans this fall and winter since a fan could watch a college football game, NASCAR race and NHL game all at once.
The channel will be on fuboTV’s Base fubo package.
fuboTV costs $64.99 a month and is available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.