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610 Sports Kansas City’ Bob Fescoe Discusses Bally Sports Issue

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610 Sports Kansas City’s morning show ‘Fescoe in the Morning’ tackled one of the big media issues that has left many sports fans upset -the failed negotiations between Comcast and Diamond Sports Group that resulted in Bally Sports-branded regional sports network no longer being available for many fans.

Diamond Sports ultimately reached a deal with DirecTV instead, and many viewers are upset with having to sign up for the streaming service if they want to continue to watch the games that they had access to previously.

“I go, ‘This is the problem with big cable right now,’” Fescoe said during a chat with his co-host Josh Klingler, according to BSM. “If it’s on Amazon, it’s your choice whether or not you want to watch this. With cable companies and satellite providers, you don’t get a say in their disputes; you don’t get a say in what you get [and] you don’t get a say in anything other than to pay money and more of it for what they may or may not be offering at this point in time.”

“That’s just the world we’re living in right now, and I know people get frustrated, and I’m frustrated with it, but I think ultimately at the end of the day, it may be just best just to get rid of cable altogether,” Fescoe added. “Just go straight to streaming; just purchase what you want and legitimately pay for what you are going to be watching, and I think that’s probably how you have to look at it now…. You almost have to have everything that’s out there to get everything that you want, but if you offer it á la carte, then I can just kind of go pick and choose what I want.”

Klingler said that they had offered things to the regional sports network within the programming.

“Because Bally’s Kansas City is unlike some of the other ones – they don’t do their own programming,” Klingler said. “Basically, they carry the games and then they become [Bally Sports] Midwest or whatever and they carry some other stuff, so we offered like, ‘Hey, what about we do some stuff – the fun stuff.’ They were never interested.”

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