ROOT SPORTS NORTHWEST is now streaming in-market Seattle Mariners games for authenticated pay TV subscribers. As part of an agreement between ROOT SPORTS and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), Mariners in-market live game telecasts will stream at no additional cost to authenticated pay TV subscribers of ROOT SPORTS distribution partners in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska who have chosen to participate.
The current list of distributors is listed below:
3 Rivers Communications, Access Montana, Ashland Home Net, Beaver Creek Cooperative Telephone, Clear Creek Communications, DirectLink, DIRECTV, Hood Canal Communications, Inland Networks, KPU Telecommunications, LocalTel Communications, Mid Rivers Communications, MINET, Northland Communications, Nemont, PMT, Rainier Connect, Whidbey Telcom, and Zito Media.
“This is an important step for ROOT SPORTS and great news for Mariners fans,” said Patrick Crumb, president of AT&T Sports Networks, which owns and operates ROOT SPORTS. “We will continue to work toward expanding our streaming rights portfolio so fans will have additional ways to watch the sports content they love, including on phones, tablets and other mobile devices.”
“It is great news that our game telecasts on ROOT Sports Northwest will be streamed in-market and available on phones and tablets to our fans in the Northwest. Mariners fans will now be able to watch our games both at home and on the various mobile platforms when they are anywhere within the five-state region,” said Mariners Executive Vice President of Business Operations Bob Aylward.
AT&T Sports Networks’ addition of Mariners authenticated in-market streaming rights is part of its ongoing effort to make more live sports content available to fans who want to stream their games.
To stream Mariners games for the remainder of the 2017 season, fans have to be current customers of a ROOT SPORTS distributor and subscribe to a level of service that includes the regional sports network. MLBAM will authenticate ROOT SPORTS viewers on MLB.com, seattlemariners.com and MLB.com At Bat, and ROOT SPORTS is developing a platform of its own to authenticate and deliver the games.
ROOT SPORTS™ is the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West. The network reaches approximately 3.2 million households across five states, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition. ROOT SPORTS Northwest is operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.
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