SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz fans and Xfinity subscribers now have a new way to watch the team’s games the team announced Wednesday.
Xfinity subscribers who have AT&T SportsNet can now access games on the AT&T SportsNet app.
According to the team, Comcast rolled out the new feature Wednesday after testing the product to enhance the viewing experience.
According to the @utahjazz: Current Xfinity subscribers who have AT&T SportsNet can now watch Jazz games on the AT&T SportsNet app. Comcast introduced this today after testing to enhance the overall experience, similar to other providers. Some territorial restrictions apply.
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The Jazz’s current TV deal is set to expire this offseason, and the team has been working to find a solution to make games more accessible to fans.
Currently, games are available on two traditional cable and satellite providers, Xfinity and DirecTV, and on two streaming services, FuboTV and DirecTV Stream.
Jazz Understand Importance Of TV Contract
The Jazz have spent several seasons searching for a new, more beneficial broadcast partner to make games more accessible to fans.
Prior to the 2021-22 season, Jazz president Jim Olson joined the KSL Sports Zone to discuss the ongoing process.
“This is our number one priority,” Olson said. “There is nothing more important to us than figuring out our broadcast situation.”
In an interview with @ScottyGZone and @975Hans, @utahjazz team president Jim Olson said finding the best broadcast and streaming option for fans is his top priority. #TakeNote | @ZoneSportsNet https://t.co/jqS0NJf8ej
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After broadcasting the games for free locally on KJZZ, the Jazz agreed to move the team’s broadcasts to AT&T Sports Net in 2009 long before widespread streaming was considered a reliable option to view games.
“Technology changes and options change,” Olson said of the Jazz decade-old deal, “the whole landscape of broadcasts has changed since that deal was signed.”
However, with fans increasingly wanting stand-alone streaming options, the Jazz are looking for solutions to the problem.
“Our owner is a tech guy, and he and I talk every single day about where we’re going to find the right solution for streaming, and how we’re going to make this option a better option for our fans.”
More than a full season later, the Jazz are still exploring their options.
“There will be a great solution and I guarantee it, we’re going to be one of the leaders in that when those opportunities are made available.”
Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and the co-host of Jake and Ben from 10-12p with Jake Scott on 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.