Phoenix Suns Leave Bally Sports, Reach Deal with Gray Television
The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury have officially announced their departure from Bally Sports, entering a new television contract
The Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury have officially announced their departure from Bally Sports, entering a new television contract with Gray Television on Friday by resolving a contract dispute with their former partners, whom did not elect to match the deal.
According to an official press release, Arizona’s Family (channel 3) and the new Arizona’s Family Sports Network (channel 44) will carry all non-national exclusive Suns and Mercury games on the airwaves for free in the Phoenix area, with an announcement regarding streaming option details expected within the coming months.
“I am excited to be able to deliver to our Suns and Mercury fans this industry-shifting partnership with Gray Television,” Suns owner Mat Ishbia said in a statement. “We’ve had an incredible offseason, making a lot of exciting moves to build the championship-caliber Suns team our fans want.
Gray Television includes KTVK (Arizona’s Family 3TV), KPHO (Arizona’s Family CBS5) and the Arizona-statewide KPHE (Arizona’s Family Sports Network), which will help the teams reach the Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma media markets.