FOX Sports Kansas City is in its sixth season (2013) as the exclusive television home of Royals baseball. FOX Sports Kansas City delivers an expansive Royals television schedule, including 140 regular-season games, Royals Live pregame and postgame shows, and two Spring Training games, as well as extensive coverage at FOXSportsKansasCity.com. All regular season games are produced in High Definition. FOX Sports' Royals telecasts are available in Kansas City, Kansas, western and central Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas and Oklahoma. We've assembled the information below to help fans find the Royals on television. To find out more about the availability of Royals baseball in your area, e-mail Midwest@foxsports.net.
Royals games are found on cable TV on FOX Sports Kansas City/FOX Sports Midwest. In the immediate Kansas City area, FOX Sports Kansas City is found on Time Warner (channel 309/HD 1309), Comcast (48 in Independence, Mo.; 73 in Olathe, Kan.; HD 201), Surewest (channel 30/649), Google Fiber (channel 20) and more.
Royals games on FOX Sports Kansas City are available within the MLB-designated Royals televison territory on DirecTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-verse. On DirecTV, Royals games air on channel 672. On AT&T U-verse, Royals games air on channel 750. On Dish Network, Royals games air on a sports alternate channel between 444 and 453 or in the 470s.
All of FOX Sports' Royals telecasts are available to fans in mid-Missouri and Iowa. Of the 140 regular-season telecasts, approximately 30 will air on the primary FOX Sports Midwest channel on cable. The remaining games air on cable on an alternate channel, which in some areas is labeled FOX Sports Midwest Plus (Cable America-St. Robert 7; Cable One-Joplin 78; Cable One-Kirksville 3; Cable One-Iowa 9; Centurylink 32; Charter 10, 90, 94, 223 or 224; Mediacom-Columbia/Springfield 126; Mediacom-Iowa 34; Muscatine Power & Water 27; New Wave-various Missouri cities 21 or check locally; Suddenlink-Boonville 59; Suddenlink-Branson 18; Suddenlink-Carthage and Monett 10; Suddenlink-Nixa 3). St. Louis Cardinals telecasts are also available in mid-Missouri and Iowa.
Royals telecasts are available in Arkansas and Oklahoma. On cable TV in most areas of Arkansas and Oklahoma, fans can watch select Royals games on an alternate channel, which in some areas is labeled FOX Sports Southwest Plus (The schedule of games available in Arkansas and Oklahoma on FOX Sports Southwest Plus will be available in March) . On Cox Cable in Northwest Arkansas, all 140 games are available on an alternate channel. On DirecTV (channel 672) and Dish Network (sports alternate channel 444-453 or 470-475), fans in Arkansas and Oklahoma can watch all 140 games televised by FOX Sports Kansas City by subscribing to the SportsPack on DirecTV or the Multi-Sport package on Dish.
FOX Sports Kansas City and the Royals bring fans a television schedule featuring 140 games - 40 more on cable and satellite than in past seasons - on FOX Sports Kansas City. The 40 additional games have been made available to video providers. Most providers have decided to carry all the games, but a few have not.
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Major League Baseball designates geographic territories to which each team can show its regionally-televised games. The areas listed above are within the Royals TV territory. Royals fans outside of the Royals TV territory may wish to view games via the MLB Extra Innings out-of-market package or via MLB.TV. Click here for more information including blackout rules.