While the future of the Pirates and Penguins on local television remains unknown, it appears that they’ll be somewhere on the airwaves.
If Warner Brothers Discovery decides they want to cut ties with local sports programming (AT&T SportsNet) there are a few options.
A source told The Athletic the New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by Fenway Sports Group, could step in.
Fenway Sports Group is the new owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
But another option may be more local.
KDKA-TV and 93.7 The Fan host Bob Pompeani says that KDKA and their sister station Pittsburgh’s CW are interested in airing at least some of the games.
“I think we would be interested in doing some of those games over commercial television if we had an opportunity so I don’t know if that exists, if that’s a possibility, I know our people are interested,” said Pompeani on a recent episode of “Five Ave Face Off” with 93.7 The Fan’s Chris Mack.
No matter what ends up happening, Pompeani says the games will be available somewhere.
The questions that remain though are where will the games be aired? Streaming? Traditional TV?
Another big question is will fans have to put up more money to watch the Bucs and Pens?
Stay tuned (where just don’t know where yet).