Hulu Turns into the Newest Service to Lose Fox Regional Sports activities

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I’m sorry to report there is no such thing as a excellent news for you right here, sports activities followers. Fox regional sports activities programming is disappearing from one more streaming service—this time, it’s Hulu.

Starting Friday, stay TV plans that beforehand supported Sinclair-owned regional sports activities networks will now not have entry to that programming. In a be aware on its support page, Hulu mentioned that subscribers to its stay TV service “will nonetheless have entry to all kinds of nationwide and native networks relying in your location,” together with ESPN, TBS, TNT, FS1, FS2, Fox, CBS, NBC, and ABC, amongst others, however that it could be dropping over a dozen Fox regional sports activities networks. These embrace:

  • FS Arizona
  • FS Detroit
  • FS Florida
  • FS Midwest (together with FS Indiana and FS Kansas Metropolis)
  • FS North (together with FS Wisconsin)
  • FS Ohio
  • FS Prime Ticket
  • FS San Diego
  • FS South (together with FS Tennessee and FS Carolinas)
  • FS Southeast
  • FS Southwest (together with FS Oklahoma and FS New Orleans)
  • FS Solar
  • FS West
  • Marquee Sports activities Community
  • SportsTime Ohio
  • YES Community

Neither Sinclair nor Hulu instantly returned a request for remark.

Hulu is merely the newest of a rising variety of companies which have misplaced regional sports activities channels owned by Sinclair after YouTube TV lost support final month. Barry Faber, Sinclair’s president of distribution and community relations, mentioned in a press release on the time that it continued to be “in discussions in an effort to discover a mutually acceptable path to returning the RSNs to Youtube TV.” In the meantime, Fubo TV, a sports-leaning streaming service that helps stay TV, lost support for Fox regional sports activities earlier this 12 months—although it did later pick up ESPN programming.

In a press release cited by Variety, Faber this week mentioned that Sinclair “provided Hulu a deal according to phrases agreed to by different distributors, the streaming service refused to simply accept these truthful and market-based phrases.”

As ever, dependable sports activities programming for cord-cutters stays an elusive unicorn. Good grief.

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