Kraken Questions

KRAKEN FAQ

Where will Kraken games be shown in the Pacific Northwest?

Seattle Kraken games will be available throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, and Alaska and in the Spokane DMA of Idaho and Montana.

 

Will I be able to watch the Seattle Kraken? (i.e.: is my provider carrying them)?

ROOT SPORTS will be in good faith negotiations with every provider in the hopes that you can watch the Seattle Kraken starting with the 2021-2022 NHL season. You should check with your provider for the most up to date information on their plans to carry the Seattle Kraken.

 

How do I watch the Seattle Kraken?

Your only option to see all the Seattle Kraken games is to subscribe to a provider who carries ROOT SPORTS and has agreed to carry the Seattle Kraken. There is no other option for those residents in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the Spokane DMA of Idaho and Montana to receive the Seattle Kraken season in its entirety.

 

Which TV distributors will carry the Seattle Kraken games on ROOT SPORTS?

ROOT SPORTS will make the network and the Seattle Kraken games available to all television distributors in the team’s authorized territory. We hope many of the TV providers elect to carry the Seattle Kraken games and the network.

 

When do you expect to announce who will be distributing the Seattle Kraken games?

We are hoping to start announcing distribution deals over the course of the summer.

 

If my video provider already carries ROOT SPORTS and I am located in the Seattle Kraken territory, will I get Seattle Kraken games?

If you are in the Seattle Kraken territory and already receive ROOT SPORTS as part of your package your video provider will be offered the opportunity to deliver Seattle Kraken games to their customers. We hope the tv providers elect to make that product available to their customers.

 

Can I stream Kraken games?

ROOT SPORTS offers a TV everywhere stream of our channel on both an app and web platform. Games will be available to those viewers who subscribe to a television provider or vMVPD which carries ROOT SPORTS, who has agreed to allow their customers access to the TV everywhere streaming service, are in the team territory and who have elected to make the product available. 

 

Is there an additional cost to receive the TV Everywhere stream via ROOT SPORTS app or website?
There is no additional cost as long as you are a valid paid telco, cable, satellite or vMVPD customer who subscribes to a video package that includes ROOT SPORTS. Data charges may apply for mobile app viewing. Please check with your mobile provider.

 

Can I stream Kraken games without being a paid telco, cable, satellite or vMVPD customer?
No, the only way to access digital streaming of ROOT SPORTS is to have a valid pay television subscription that contains ROOT SPORTS, whose provider has agreed to allow their customers access to the TV everywhere streaming service, and who has agreed to carry the Seattle Kraken.

 

Why won’t you allow streaming subscription options like YouTube/Hulu /Other vMVPDs to carry ROOT SPORTS?

ROOT SPORTS is available on AT&T TV and will be coming soon on fuboTV. We would love to have our network carried by these providers and be able to offer it to you as we do with all other providers. We continually try to engage these providers in conversations with the goal of having our network carried on them. So far, they have chosen not to carry us, or in most cases, a majority of other RSNs, but we will keep trying.

 

ROOT SPORTS is not unique in the lack of OTT options. While several streaming platforms claim to carry live sports, the reality is that they do not carry the local sports networks that you care about most, including ROOT SPORTS.

 

Why are you the only regional sports network that won’t let fans stream?

ROOT SPORTS is available on AT&T TV and will be coming soon on fuboTV. ROOT SPORTS is not unique in the lack of OTT options. At this time most OTT platforms don’t carry the vast majority of the regional sports networks across the country. AT&T TV and fuboTV are the only ones that carry RSNs broadly and nationally, and they carry almost all of them.

 

While several streaming platforms claim to carry live sports, the reality is that they do not carry the local sports networks that you care about most, including ROOT SPORTS.

 

I have access to ROOT SPORTS through my provider, but I do not see them on the TV Everywhere streaming provider list, what can I do?
Some TV providers have not yet accepted our offer allowing their customers access to our TV Everywhere stream via the ROOT SPORTS app or website. You may want to contact your provider and request that they allow you access to stream ROOT SPORTS.

 

Why can’t I stream Kraken games when I’m traveling?

To access ROOT SPORTS via our TV Everywhere app/website you must be physically located within the Kraken’s league-designated viewing territory (WA, OR, AK, and Spokane DMA of Idaho and Montana).

 

I hear that fans of other teams in other parts of the country have streaming options that I don’t. Why is that?

The Pacific Northwest is not unique in the lack of OTT options that carry your favorite regional sports teams. At this time most OTT platforms don’t carry the vast majority of the regional sports networks across the country. AT&T TV and fuboTV are the only ones that carry RSNs broadly and nationally, and they carry almost all of them.

 

While several streaming platforms claim to carry live sports, the reality is that they do not carry the local sports networks that you care about most, including ROOT SPORTS.

 

Am I able to watch the Kraken on NHL Center Ice or NHL.TV?

If you live within the team’s league-designated home television territory (WA, OR, AK, and Spokane DMA of Idaho and Montana), then you will not be able to watch them via NHL Center Ice or NHL.TV.