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Mavericks’ local television schedule is almost all Fox Sports Southwest

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If you want to watch the Mavs, you’re going to need a TV subscription.

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The Dallas Mavericks announced their local television schedule on Tuesday, and it looks like you’re going to need some sort of subscription service if you want to watch the Mavs (legally).

Fox Sports Southwest (FSSW) will broadcast 80 games this season, while TXA-21 has one broadcast (the last is a national TV only game). With 80 games on FSSW, that means if you want to watch the Mavs, you’ll need a cable, satellite or streaming service subscription.

That kind of stinks for those who are trying to cut the cord entirely, as the Mavericks used to have more games on TXA-21, the over-the-air station that anyone with a TV and an antenna could pick up. The reason for all the FSSW games is most likely due to the TV extension the Mavs reached with Fox Sports back in 2015.

Luckily, if you still want to cut the cord, there are more options than ever. There’s the Fox Sports Go app (although you need TV subscription credentials for that) and other internet TV options like PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV and now Hulu offers live TV options. So you still need internet, but all those services offer FSSW.

They don’t offer TXA-21, however, so us cord cutters will need to get an antenna or go to the bar (WHAT A TERRIBLE CHOICE).

Speaking of the Mavericks on TV, here’s one of my favorite calls from the great Mark Followill, TV voice of the Mavericks.