Wild, Wolves, Twins viewers stuck between recent past, distant future

I’ve written about the stalemate between streaming services like Hulu and YouTube TV and the parent company that owns regional sports networks like Bally Sports North for long enough now that it’s no longer an impasse.

It’s the past.

It’s been a year since BSN (formerly Fox Sports North) left those two major streaming services, frustrating fans nationally and specifically those locally who had signed up for a cheaper way to watch the Twins, Wild, Wolves and other local teams.

If you’ve kept those streaming services in hopes that something might change … sorry, but you should prepare to continue to be frustrated as we head into another season of the Wild and Wolves on TV.

I talked about that on Thursday’s Daily Delivery podcast with Jason Gurwin of The Streamable.

Here are a few takeaways:

*”Unfortunately since the last time we talked, for most games on Bally Sports North not much has changed,” Gurwin said, adding that in terms of no contract streaming packages only DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) is available, at $85 a month. “Not a lot has changed for the immediate near future for Wild and Wolves fans to watch games.”

*OK, but we keep hearing a lot about direct-to-consumer apps that Sinclair, the parent company that runs regional sports networks like Bally Sports North, wants to launch.

“Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair … says he expects one to launch before the start of the MLB…

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