Three live streaming services — Hulu, YouTube TV and fuboTV — this week have added the SNY (SportsNet New York) regional sports channel, just in time for Opening Day baseball.
SNY is the TV home of the New York Mets, which begin their season today with a 1:10 p.m. ET game at Citi Field against the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis’ Carlos Martinez is expected to face the Mets’ Noah ‘Thor’ Syndergaard.
Hulu, YouTube TV and fuboTV all offer packages of live channels online starting at $39.99, $40 and $44.99 respectively.
Like with cable and satellite services, the live streamers can only show SNY’s Mets games in the team’s local market. Subscribers outside the tri-state New York area will not be able to watch the games.
There have been reports that DIRECTV Now, another live streamer, has also added SNY, but there is no indication of the addition on the streamer’s web site. The TV Answer Man has asked DIRECTV Now’s Twitter customer service team for a clarification and will report back here if we receive a response.
— Phillip Swann