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How to watch OKC Thunder games in 2020-21 NBA season

The only way to watch the Thunder play this season is on TV.

No fans, of course, are allowed in the arena because of the pandemic, so that leaves TV broadcasts. Because the Thunder is currently scheduled for no nationally televised games — an NBA TV game in January will be blacked out in Oklahoma — folks in the state will be watching everything on Fox Sports Oklahoma.

Here are a few questions you may have about seeing the games:

Does your carrier have Fox Sports Oklahoma?

It’s not as sure a thing as it used to be. A couple streaming services recently joined the growing list of carriers that have dropped the Fox Regional Sports Networks, which includes Fox Sports Oklahoma. That leaves viewers with limited options. Here are the carriers in the Oklahoma City area:

Cable: Cox

Satellite: DirecTV

Streaming: AT&T TV

Will Dish add Fox Sports Oklahoma any time soon?

Sure doesn’t seem that way. It’s been well over a year since Dish and its streaming service Sling TV got into a contract dispute with Sinclair Broadcasting, which owns the Fox RSNs. Reportedly, there’s been little movement on any sort of deal to bring Fox Sports Oklahoma back to Dish or Sling.

Could any streaming services bring back Fox Sports Oklahoma?

Maybe. Hulu Live TV and YouTubeTV both have very strong links to sports content, so one or both might be motivated to get a deal done with Sinclair and bring back the Fox RSNs. But nothing has happened yet.

Is AT&T TV a good streaming option for Thunder games?

AT&T TV’s Choice Package is $64.99 a month, similar to Hulu and YouTubeTV, and it includes Fox Sports Oklahoma. You will need Roku or Apple TV or something similar, or AT&T will ship a plug-and-play device.

If you don’t have or want such a device, AT&T TV’s Max Package for $80 a month also includes Fox Sports Oklahoma.

Jenni Carlson, Columnist

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<strong>Thunder TV announcers Michael Cage and Chris Fisher call an OKC game at Orlando in January. The duo will call road games remotely this season from OKC due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports]</strong>

Thunder TV announcers Michael Cage and Chris Fisher call an OKC game at Orlando in January. The duo will call road games remotely this season from OKC due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports]

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Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›

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