There’s no bigger mess in baseball today than trying to watch your favorite team live on local tv. Television broadcast rights are a tangled mess of ancient rules, broadcast restrictions and corporate greed. The channel packages and streaming options seem to change every year. As usual, it’s the fans who come up short.
For the 2024 season, watching games in person may still not be an option for everyone. Here’s what you need to know to watch San Diego Padres games on television this year.
New Ways to Watch San Diego Padres Games: A Comprehensive Guide
The landscape for watching baseball, blackouts, network broadcasts, media buyouts and contract negotiations is always changing. A cable provider has not yet been established for watching games in 2024. Read on for the latest:
Television Channels for Watching Padres GamesDirecTV (channel 694-3)Spectrum (channel 305)AT&T U-Verse (channel 781)Cox (Back on good ol’ channel 4)
Digital Streaming OptionsRead more about Padres.TV and other streaming options.
Availability on Cable/Satellite Provider AppsNote, if you were previously watching Padres games on the Bally Sports App, this option will no longer be available. Please consult your cable or satellite provider for information on streaming options.
Viewing Padres Games Outside San DiegoFans living outside the San Diego area can still watch Padres games through Padres.TV. Visit the MLB Padres.TV website to learn more about accessing games from your location.
StreamingWhich streaming service carries live Padres games? Read our guide on how to stream Padres games.
Padres TV AnnouncersThe games will be called by Mark Grant and Don Orsillio (“Mud and Don”), with Jesse Agler and Tony Gwynn Jr. for select games. In Spanish-language broadcast, es el hombre, el mito, la leyenda, Eduardo Ortega, along with former Padres catcher Carlos Hernandez.
Nationally Televised GamesThe Padres will get their turn in the spotlight throughout 2023 with nationally broadcast baseball games airing on FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN, MLB Network and AppleTV+.
Bars With The Game OnMisery loves company. Get out and watch at one of these bars showing the game.
Padres Spring Training on TVLooking to watch spring training games? You can also find them on Padres.TV (Website). Spring training broadcasts are free. Pay for regular season to continue.
Two games against the LA Dodgers will be aired on ESPN, February 22–23, 2024.
Or listen on the Padres radio network.
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