We all want live sports to return to TV.
We know you miss live sports on TV and so do we. We understand your frustration and are fighting for networks and leagues to do the right thing and give refunds for the sports they are failing to deliver. This situation is very complicated.
The sports leagues have to figure out how many games they’ll be able to play for the networks to air. If the leagues end up playing most of the postponed or canceled games, they aren't likely to give any refunds.
Please understand that our customers pay us, we pay the networks, and they pay the leagues. Any decision to offer refunds to our customers will need to start with the leagues and those networks that carry live sports. As you can imagine, this will take months to resolve.
We’re on your side and are fighting for the networks to refund you for the live sports they are failing to deliver.
We appreciate that you’re our customer. We will continue to fight on your behalf in this situation and will post updates here.
Updates as of June 26:
The situation is rapidly changing and this is the most up to date information as of this date.
MLB: According to Sports Illustrated: COVID-19 doesn’t care about plans. Cases of the virus are surging to record levels just as Major League Baseball plans to get back to work. More than a third of MLB teams, 11, are in the hot-spot states of Florida, Georgia, Texas, Arizona and California. Between 4,000 and 5,000 players and staff personnel will be tested upon reporting to spring training 2.0 next week. Be prepared for scores of positive test results.
NHL: According to NBC Sports, might good things come to those who wait? After halting their seasons in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL and NBA both are targeting July 30 to resume their 2019-20 campaigns. But while the NBA already has committed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as its host site, the NHL still hasn't decided where games will be played. That delay might play in hockey's favor, as it attempts to pick two host cities where the virus is more contained.
NBA: According to CBS Sports, the virus has shown no signs of slowing down, and, in fact, cases are surging in Florida. Health and safety concerns regarding the pandemic, combined with a growing social justice movement and questions about the quarantine situation have raised plenty of questions about whether the NBA will be able to pull this off, and, beyond that, whether it's even ethical for them to try. For now, at least, the answer seems to be that they're forging ahead.
NFL: From Yahoo Sports - With NFL training camps being just about a month away, this is a good time to wait for more data to surface on if it is safe to get the season going, with or without fans. With fans possibly not going to be at the game, this could a huge financial loss. But, an unnamed NFL told Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com. that "Attendance will be a state-by-state, county-by-county thing, It will not be a one size fits all." Some states may allow fans, while others may not. The NFL remains highly optimistic that the season will be played in full.
NASCAR: A surge in COVID-19 cases in North Carolina is prompting NASCAR to move the All-star race out of Charlotte. The 2020 All-Star race will move from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Bristol Motor Speedway, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, NASCAR confirmed Monday. The race was scheduled to be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday, July 15. This will be the race's first time at Bristol Motor Speedway and will have fans in attendance at the facility for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
PGA Tour: From Sports Business Daily - The coronavirus is surging across the south. The PGA Tour is seeing the challenge of playing in the bubble as more players and caddies tested positive this week prior to the upcoming Travelers Championship. The PGA Tour is adjusting its safety protocols after three positive tests this week in advance of the Travelers Championship. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said that there will be “serious repercussions" for any player or other Tour individual not following the safety protocols.
NCAA: According to CBS Sports College football's latest tenuous steps toward an on-time return are being taken. The NCAA College Football Oversight Committee will submit a detailed four-phase plan next week for football activities to begin in mid-July. The committee will recommend that coaches begin interacting with players on July 13 with training camp starting on Aug. 7.