Subscribers can now watch Jazz games on the AT&T SportsNet app

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Jazz fans and Xfinity subscribers now have a new way to watch the team’s games, which the team announced Wednesday.

Xfinity subscribers with AT&T SportsNet can now access games on the AT&T SportsNet app.

According to the team, Comcast rolled out the new feature on Wednesday after testing the product to improve the viewing experience.

Jazz’s current TV deal expires this off-season, and the team has been working to find a solution to make games more accessible to fans.

Games are currently available on two traditional cable and satellite providers, Xfinity and DirecTV, and two streaming services, FuboTV and DirecTV Stream.

Jazz understands the importance of the TV deal

The Jazz have spent several seasons looking for a new, more advantageous broadcast partner to make games more accessible to fans.

Ahead of the 2021-22 season, Jazz President Jim Olson joined the KSL Sports Zone to discuss the ongoing process.

“That’s our top priority,” Olson said. “There is nothing more important to us than figuring out our broadcast situation.”

After broadcasting games locally for free on KJZZ, The Jazz agreed to move the team’s broadcasts to AT&T Sports Net in 2009, long before widespread streaming was considered a reliable option for watching games.

“Technology changes and options change,” Olson said of the decade-old Jazz deal, “the entire broadcast landscape has changed since this deal was signed.”

However, as fans increasingly want standalone streaming options, the Jazz are looking for solutions to the problem.

“Our owner is an engineer, and he and I talk every day about where we’re going to find the right solution for streaming and how we’re going to make this a better option for our fans.”

More than a full season later, the Jazz are still exploring their options.

“There will be a great solution and I guarantee it, we will be at the forefront when those opportunities are made available.”

Ben Anderson is the Utah Jazz insider for KSL Sports and co-hosts Jake and Ben from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Jake Scott 97.5 The KSL Sports Zone. Find Ben on Twitter at @BensHoops or on Instagram @BensHoops.


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