The Mariners announced they have formed a new regional sports network in partnership with DirecTV Sports Networks. Basically, the Mariners bought the majority stake in the current ROOT Sports network. While the Mariners own the entity, it will be operated daily by DirecTV Sports networks the minority partner under the ROOT Sports Northwest brand.
As part of this new agreement, the network will televise Mariners baseball through the conclusion of the 2030 MLB season.
Besides the Mariners, the network will continue to provide other professional, collegiate and high school sports programming year-round.