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Morning Mound Visit: Hulu drops several regional sports networks

Marquee and Fox Sports Kansas City were among the cut networks.

Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

On Thursday, Hulu subscribers were notified that Fox regional sports networks were being cut from the streaming service’s Hulu + Live TV package. Also getting dropped is the Cubs’ Marquee Sports Network, and the Yankees’ YES Network.

With MLB.tv’s blackout restrictions, this makes it that much harder for local fans to watch teams like the Royals. The only streaming service that carries Fox Sports Kansas City now is AT&T TV Now which runs $80 month.

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