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Hulu Live is losing FOX Sports North; cord cutters out of options

FSN is home to most major Minnesota sports teams.
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It's getting harder and harder for cord cutters to find FOX Sports Regional Networks (FSRN) as Hulu+ Live TV has joined YouTube TV in losing the sports channel due to a contract impasse. 

“Starting October 23, 2020, we will no longer have the rights to distribute a number of Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) that were previously included in our Live TV plans,” Hulu said in a Help Center post.

YouTube TV subscribers lost regional FOX Sports channels, including FOX Sports North (FSN) in Minnesota, at the end of September. It was the second time YouTube TV lost the contract from Sinclair Broadcasting, though the first go-round in February lasted a matter of days before a new deal was reached. 

“While we are disappointed that YouTube will discontinue carriage of the RSNs, we remain in discussions in an effort to find a mutually acceptable path to returning the RSNs to YouTube TV,” a Sinclair spokesperson said in a statement to Biz Journals at the time. “We intend to keep the public informed as to the progress of these discussions so that YouTube TV subscribers can make informed decisions regarding how to view the extremely popular programming carried on these RSNs."

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FSN is home to the majority of Twins, Lynx, Timberwolves, Wild and United games. The Wolves, Lynx, Twins and Wild are in their respective offseason, so the immediate impact to Minnesota fans is for United games, who have five games left in the Major League Soccer regular season. 

Right now, the only way to watch FSN is through a cable provider or DirecTV. 

Dish Network dropped FOX Sports Regional Networks last year, Sling TV doesn't have them and Fubo TV hasn't has the channels since January. 

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