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.”
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.
Watch FOX 8 WVUE-TV in New Orleans, ESPN, ABC, CBS, ESPN, SEC Network, FS1, Bally Sports NOLA, and more.
$99.99 / month
|5 Day Free Trial|
Watch the Pelicans out-of-market.
$14.99 / month
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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.
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 – Choice||DIRECTV STREAM||Bally Sports+||Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Orange & Blue||YouTube TV|
|Bally Sports South|
|Bally Sports Southeast|
|Bally Sports Tennessee|
$99.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$19.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$50 / month
$72.99 / month
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
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+.
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 TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, or DIRECTV STREAM account.
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.
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.
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.