Altitude Sports announced this week that it has waived its exclusive broadcast rights in Denver for the first run of the Colorado Avalanche’s playoff run, as well as waiving exclusive rights to Denver Nuggets first round playoff games.
By waiving exclusivity rights, the network will make games available to those in-market for the NHL and NBA teams. Avalanche games will air nationally on NBCSN, NHL Network, and CNBC and will also be available on those channels for those in the Denver area. Nuggets games will air on TNT an ESPN and will also be available for those in the Denver area. Altitude will also air the games on DirecTV and Charter for those cable customers. The RSN is no available on any live TV streaming services currently.
“Our fans have been ignored and dismissed by both Comcast and DISH Network continuing to blackout their hometown Network” Altitude President, Matt Hutchings said. “We have never wanted our fans to miss a minute of action during Nuggets and Avalanche playoff runs.”
“The relationships with the NBA and NHL allow the playoff runs for our teams to be watched by all of our fans. We continue to encourage Comcast to value these same fans by bringing back the Nuggets, Avs, and Altitude to their channel lineups for entire seasons,” Hutchings added. “It’s a shame that Comcast continues to play games instead of airing games. Unlike Comcast, our goal has always been to put our fans first.”
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Jess Barnes attended Edinboro University and spent years working in nonprofit before taking up freelance writing in 2012. Jess has been working for Cord Cutters News since 2017.