By Phillip Swann
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Comcast’s Xfinity TV service and Fubo have teamed to offer 30 percent off the first two months of Fubo’s Pro or Elite programming packages. The discount is available to any Xfinity video subscriber including those who are now missing a Bally Sports regional sports network due to the carriage dispute between the two companies.

The cable operator lost the Bally Sports channels on May 1 when the two sides could not reach a new carriage agreement. Comcast wants to include Bally Sports in a more expensive programming package but Diamond Sports, the owner of the Bally Sports nets, is objecting because it would mean fewer Comcast subs would have access to them. That would mean a reduction in carriage fees for Diamond Sports, but it would allow Comcast to reduce or eliminate the regional sports fee in the programming package that previously included Bally Sports.

The 30 percent discount would reduce the Elite plan from $89.99 a month to $63 a month for the first two months and the Pro plan from $79.99 a month to $56 a month for the first two months. Regular rates would apply if you don’t cancel prior to the end of the two months. In addition, Fubo has a regional sports fee which is as high as $14.99 a month in some markets.

Fubo, which carries the Bally Sports RSNs in all three of its programming packages, also offers a free seven-day trial.

It may seem strange that Comcast is encouraging customers to subscribe to a pay TV rival. However, Comcast also sells Internet plans which can be used to stream Fubo at home. Charter’s Spectrum TV last year also partnered with Fubo during its short carriage dispute with Disney.

If you are a Comcast sub who wants to subscribe to Fubo for 30 percent off, click here to learn more.

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