The Suns’ new local TV home, KTVK Arizona’s Family, is caught in drama between the owner of its new broadcast home and America’s fourth largest pay TV service provider.
John Voita: “After absorbing our first game on AZ Family, you can see and feel what it’s like to have a local company focused on presenting local sports. From the moment the broadcast began, we were provided with beautiful cutaways of the desert and a score bug that is not overwhelming on the bottom of the screen. What we witnessed was masterfully nostalgic.”
The Texas bankruptcy court overseeing Diamond Sports Group’s restructuring says the NBA franchise must first try to negotiate a new deal with Sinclair’s regional sports network subsidiary.
The “transformative rights deal” will bring every game free, over-the-air with statewide distribution.
The Phoenix Suns have become the first major pro sports team to sign a deal with SocialGuide’s Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings service that tracks Twitter activity during games.