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How to Watch the New Orleans Pelicans Live Without Cable in 2022-23

Written by John O'Connor

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Two live TV streaming services, DIRECTV STREAM and Bally Sports Plus, carry Bally Sports New Orleans, which is the regional sports network that broadcasts Pelicans games to local fans in New Orleans. Our top pick for live streaming Pelicans basketball is DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.”

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New Orleans Pelicans 2022-23 viewing guide.

With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” Pelicans fans can watch regional NBA, MLB, and NHL broadcasts on Bally Sports NOLA, as well as popular nationally televised NBA games, such as the NBA on TNT series with Charles Barkley, Shaq, and Kenny “the Jet” Smith. You can also watch the Saints on FOX 8 WVUE-TV in New Orleans with DIRECTV STREAM. By contrast, Bally Sports Plus only broadcasts a single channel to each of its regions, and lacks ABC, ESPN, and TNT, which leaves a significant hole in its NBA coverage. DIRECTV STREAM supports more streaming devices than Bally Sports Plus, including Roku and Amazon devices.

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Watch FOX 8 WVUE-TV in New Orleans, ESPN, ABC, CBS, ESPN, SEC Network, FS1, Bally Sports NOLA, and more.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch tonight’s Pelicans game
  2. The most important channels for Pelicans fans
  3. How to watch the Pelicans on DIRECTV STREAM
  4. How to watch the Pelicans on Bally Sports Plus
  5. Watching the Pelicans FAQ
  6. More NBA Team Viewing Guides

How to watch tonight’s Pelicans game

What channel is the Pelicans game on tonight? We list the Pelicans TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, and the channels the games air on, in the easy to use table below.

DIRECTV STREAMDIRECTV STREAM – ChoicefuboTVHulu + Live TVParamount+Blue Sports ExtraSling BlueYouTube TV
New Orleans Pelicans vs Washington WizardsJanuary 28 2023, 07:00 PMNBC Sports Washington, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports New Orleans
Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans PelicansJanuary 29 2023, 07:00 PMBally Sports Wisconsin, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports New Orleans
Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans PelicansJanuary 31 2023, 08:00 PMTNT
Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans PelicansFebruary 02 2023, 07:30 PMBally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles LakersFebruary 04 2023, 07:00 PMSpectrum SportsNet, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans vs Sacramento KingsFebruary 05 2023, 06:00 PMBally Sports South, Bally Sports New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta HawksFebruary 07 2023, 06:30 PMTNT
New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland CavaliersFebruary 10 2023, 09:00 PMBally Sports South, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports New Orleans, ESPN
All times are local

The most important channels for Pelicans fans

The Pelicans recently extended their TV deal with Bally Sports, which allows Bally Sports New Orleans to air 75 regular season Pelicans games to local fans in, and around, New Orleans. Nationally televised Pelicans games are broadcast on ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMBally Sports+fuboTVHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NBA TV NBA TV
Bally Sports South Bally Sports South
Bally Sports Southeast Bally Sports Southeast
Bally Sports Tennessee Bally Sports Tennessee
TNT TNT

How to watch the Pelicans on DIRECTV STREAM

In order to access the Pelican’s broadcasts on Bally Sports NOLA, DIRECTV STREAM requires an upgrade to its more expensive “Choice” plan. Once the DTV STREAM account has been upgraded, sports fans gain access to the local regional sports network in their viewing area, including Bally Sports NOLA.

To make 100% sure you will have access to the Bally Sports NOLA live stream, confirm you are in the channel’s viewing area prior to paying for DTV.

According to Wikipedia, the Bally Sports New Orleans streaming territory is: Louisiana, Mississippi, East Texas, South Alabama, Florida Panhandle.

Outside of the Bally Sports NOLA viewing territory, Pelicans fans can watch games on NBA League Pass, which can be added to a DIRECTV STREAM account.

How to watch the Pelicans on Bally Sports Plus

With Bally Sports Plus expanding, Pelicans fans in the NOLA area will be able to watch the Pelicans games that air on Bally Sports NOLA on the app.

Note: the subscription fee for Bally Sports Plus includes only one channel, Bally Sports NOLA. Nationally televised games, and playoff games, can’t be streamed on Bally Sports Plus, which leaves significant holes in its NBA coverage.

Watching the Pelicans FAQ

Can I watch the Pelicans on ESPN Plus?

No, you can’t watch Pelicans basketball games on ESPN Plus. One oof the drawbacks of ESPN+ as a sports platform is the lack of NBA and NFL games. While you can’t watch the Pelicans, you can watch some Tulane football games on ESPN+.

How can I watch the Pelicans out-of-market?

You can watch the Pelicans out-of-market by signing up for NBA League Pass. However, be aware that you can’t watch the Pelicans from the Bally Sports NOLA viewing territory on NBA League Pass, the games will be blacked out in favor of Bally Sports NOLA’s TV rights. You can signup for NBA League Pass à la carte on Amazon Prime, or the package can be added to an existing YouTube TVSling TVfuboTV, or DIRECTV STREAM account.

Can I watch the Pelicans on Hulu?

The only Pelicans basketball games you can watch on Hulu are national broadcasts that air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT. Because Hulu does not carry Bally Sports NOLA, the app is not a good solution for local Pelicans fans.

Can I watch the Pelicans on YouTube TV?

If you live in NOLA, or surrounding areas, the only Pelicans games you can watch on YouTube TV are national broadcasts that air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT. Because YouTube TV does not carry Bally Sports NOLA, the app is not a good solution for local Pelicans fans. If you are an out-of-market Pelicans fan, you can watch the Pelicans on YouTube TV by adding NBA League Pass to an existing account.

Can I watch the Pelicans live for free?

Yes, but you can only watch the Pelicans for free once, over the span of 5 days. DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service offering the Bally Sports NOLA live stream in a 5 day free trial.


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