Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia is giving away free antennas to local NBA fans as part of his plan to make the team’s games more accessible starting this upcoming season. The franchise cut ties with Diamond Sports Group, their previous cable broadcast partner, this past season. They televised games on Bally Sports Network.
About 70 Suns matches will now be available on local channels via Gray Television, the team’s new TV partner since closing a deal back in April.
Arizona residents can visit the Suns’ official website to have a free digital antenna shipped to their address.
Ishbia partnered with local antenna manufacturer Channel Master to provide the free equipment to fans.
The Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA will also have its games televised on local channels. Fans without cable or satellite will now be able to enjoy their team’s outings.
Suns games stream on Kiswe
Ishbia is also making sure those who have ditched conventional programming altogether can watch Suns games.
The team has a new streaming service called Kiswe. The Arizona Diamonbacks of the MLB are looking to follow in Ishbia’s footsteps.
Ishbia’s plan hatched after Diamond filed for bankruptcy back in March, affecting regional sports broadcasting across the nation.
The Suns owner has been making waves since taking over. He fired head coach Monty Williams, who took the team to the NBA finals a couple seasons prior, released Chris Paul and acquired Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal to join Devin Booker.