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Angels have 7 games nationally on Fox and FS1, but are dropped locally by YouTube TV

Locally, Fox Sports West & Prime Ticket dropped by YouTube TV

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Fox Sports unveiled its broadcast schedule for 2020 on Thursday, which includes seven Angels games either on Fox or FS1.

The slate begins during the second weekend of the regular season, with the Angels’ home game against the Astros on Saturday, April 4 (7 p.m. PT) on FS1. The Angels’ first game on Fox is against the Twins in Minnesota on Saturday, June 6 (4 p.m. PT). National/regional games on Fox are exclusive broadcasts, which means no local coverage, while games on FS1 are on concurrently with the teams’ broadcasts.

Angels games on Fox/FS1:

Saturday games unless otherwise noted

  • April 4 vs. Astros, 7 p.m. (FS1)*
  • May 2 vs. Twins, 6 p.m. (FS1)*
  • June 6 at Twins, 4 p.m. (Fox)
  • July 4 at Braves, 4 p.m. (Fox)*
  • July 11 vs. Dodgers, 4 p.m. (Fox)*
  • Aug. 15 vs. Astros, 6 p.m. (FS1)
  • Friday, Sept. 11 at Indians, 4 p.m. (FS1)*

*also available on Fox Deportes

The initial slate of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecasts, announced through July, does not include any Angels games, though the club’s opening day game against the Astros in Houston on Thursday, April 26 (4 p.m.) is an exclusive ESPN broadcast.

Local loss

In local broadcast news, Angels games on Fox Sports West or Prime Ticket will not be televised on YouTube TV, as the carrier came to an agreement with the other 19 Sinclair-owned regional sports networks but will drop FSW, Prime Ticket, and YES Network (which wasn’t happy with the decision!).

YouTube TV initially dropped the Sinclair regional sports networks on February 27, but came to a temporary agreement as negotiations continued. But the split for Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket became official on Thursday.

“We offered YouTube TV favorable terms consistent with their strongest competitors, but they refused,” Fox Sports West tweeted. “Instead, they decided to deprive customers of the most compelling programming on TV.”