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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on April 16, 2022) follows:

Spectrum is one of the most popular TV, internet and telecommunications service providers in the United States.

One of Spectrum’s biggest draws is the broadcast of the Dodgers baseball games. However, many users are currently disappointed to discover that not all Dodgers games will be available on Spectrum.

Also, the NESN channel is currently unavailable for some Spectrum users, even if they paid for the subscription.

Not all Dodgers games will be available on the Spectrum TV service

Social media platforms like Twitter are full of reports from Spectrum users disappointed to discover that they don’t have access to all Dodgers games.

If they want to watch all Dodgers games, Spectrum users must sign up for Apple TV and Peacock streaming services.


This game could only be seen on Apple TV. @Spectrum subscribers were screwed. How many more games will we Spectrum customers be paying for that we’re not allowed to see despite Dodgers’ and Spectrum’s promises?

I understand that. It went from dodgers only on spectrum to then being able to broadcast on direct tv and now you need apple tv to watch a game. No help from the mlb network. That is why im voicing my complaint towards the @dodgers.

Blame it on the new MLB broadcast contracts

Apparently, the issue isn’t Spectrum’s fault but that of current MLB broadcast contracts. The MLB agreed with both Apple TV and Peacock to broadcast some Dodgers games.

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The Spectrum team also confirms that the MLB is responsible for the situation.

The Dodger’s game is only being broadcast over AppleTV Plus, and not on SportsnetLA. You can find information on that here at the MLB site: ^PAS

According to some users, the vast majority of Dodgers games will still stream on Spectrum. However, if you want to watch Dodgers games for the entire season, you’ll need to sign up for Apple TV+ and Peacock (in addition to Spectrum).


NESN channel unavailable in Spectrum catalog for some users

NESN (New England Sports Network) is a channel focused on sports such as baseball, ice hockey and American football. Spectrum TV service offers plans that include the NESN channel.

However, according to multiple reports, the NESN channel is missing for many Spectrum users even though it is included in the contracted package.


Well, we “watched” baseball today by me reading out loud the plays I found on the internet until that got tedious. First sign of a problem was NESN telling us that we needed to upgrade our package to subscribe to that channel, which is ridiculous; it’s in our package.

By 630 or so, that message was cropping up on many other channels we generally watch. Spectrum now tells me there’s some kind of outage. I’m assuming they are saying so without irony.

@Ask_Spectrum we subscribe to package with NESN but cannot get today. Asking us to upgrade. What to do?

There seems to be a sync issue between Spectrum and the NESN platform. A user reports that Spectrum does not appear in the official list of services that include NESN.

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The Spectrum team is already aware of the issue and is working to resolve it. But, there are no details yet on an ETA for a fix.

We are aware of the issues with NESN and our engineers are working to get this issue resolved. ^JC>

We will update this story as events unfold in the future.

Update 1 (April 19)

08:50 am (IST): While the previous Dodgers game was an Apple TV+-exclusive, the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves game is now streaming on Bally Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Southeast, and Spectrum SportsNet LA as highlighted by a report. So Spectrum subscribers can tune into the game.

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