FOX Sports Midwest Channels to Change to Bally Sports Midwest on 3/31
6:18PM March 30, 2021
On March 31, the Fox Sports Midwest and Fox Sports Midwest Plus channels will be changing branding/names to Bally Sports Midwest and Bally Sports Midwest Plus. The branding change is in name only and will NOT affect channel numbers. For the most part, all of the programming will also remain the same. All of the same teams will be covered on the channels despite the branding change.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHANGE FROM FOX SPORTS MIDWEST TO BALLY SPORTS MIDWEST.
Q: Why is the network name changing?
A: Sinclair Broadcast Group officially acquired the FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) in 2019. Sinclair was required to re-brand the networks as a condition of the acquisition deal. As part of the evolution of the acquired Regional Sports Networks like the Bally Sports Midwest Channel, Sinclair has partnered with the Bally's Corporation to re-brand the channel and enhance the sports viewing experience.
Q: Will the channel numbers for the Bally Sports Midwest and Bally Sports Midwest Plus change?
A: No. On GoSEMO Fiber television service, Bally Sports Midwest will still be channel 302, and Bally Sports Midwest Plus will be channels 303 and 304.
Q: Are there any changes to the teams carried on each network?
A: No. Viewers will be able to watch the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, Kansas City Royals and other local favorites on the new Bally Sports branded regional sports networks, just as they had before.
Q: Are there any programming changes or additions coming?
A: There have already been programming additions to the regional sports networks since the Sinclair acquisition became final last year and more original and live event offerings are on the horizon.