Padres on TV: 2020 Television Coverage

There’s no bigger mess in baseball than trying to watch your favorite team on local tv. Television broadcast rights are a tangled mess of ancient rules, restrictions and corporate greed. As usual, its the fans who come up short.

The 2020 season is unique because the option of watching games in person has been eliminated. Here’s what you need to know to watch San Diego Padres games on television for the 2020 season.

The channel you need to know is Fox Sports San Diego. That’s the network where Padres games are televised.

It can be found on the following Cable and Satellite provider at the channels listed:
AT&T U-verse: 776 & 1776
Cox Communications: 56 & 1056, and in Spanish 68 & 406
DirecTV: 694
Dish Network: 439
Spectrum: 61 & 322

For Cord-Cutters: Hulu and AT&T TV Now are the only streaming TV services to offer the channel.

The games will be called by Don Orsillo and Mark Grant.

Where you will not be able to watch the Padres in 2020

Streaming: YouTube TV – Unfortunately YouTubeTV is no longer streaming Fox Regional Sports San Diego channel. They claim they were unable to reach a deal with Sinclair, the new owners of Fox Regional Sports Networks (for which they paid $10 billion).

Streaming: Sling TV and fuboTV – Same story as above.

Its a cat fight between some of the richest people you can imagine. This page will be updated if one of them blinks.

A great resource for info is the FSSD website

What about the MLB App?

The technology is there and the games are being broadcast on the MLB.TV app… but Padres games will be blacked out for the local market.

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