Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers Game 5 to Air on Both Altitude Sports and NBA TV in 10-State Region
DENVER—Altitude Sports announced today that it has successfully petitioned the NBA to lift exclusivity for Altitude Sports to show tonight’s playoff game between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers, allowing fans throughout the 10-state region to view the game on NBA TV on both Comcast and Dish Network systems.
Altitude coverage of Game 5 will begin at 6:00 pm, starting with a one-hour pre-game show and a post-game show immediately following the game.
Originally, per NBA broadcast guidelines, tonight’s playoff game was scheduled to be available exclusively throughout the Front Range on Altitude Sports only.
“It’s a shame that Comcast and Dish continue to dismiss their most passionate customers – Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche fans,” said KSE Chief Operating Officer Matt Hutchings. “That is why Altitude took this step to seek NBA approval to ensure all Nuggets fans could see their hometown team play in this crucial playoff game.”
Hutchings continued: “Altitude remains the only regional sports network carrying an NBA or NHL team that Comcast refuses to distribute. This is because Comcast continues to refuse to agree to fair, market-based terms that they provide to every other regional sports network. Even as Comcast continues to blackout the network, Altitude Sports continues to employ hundreds of Coloradoans who produce and broadcast these games. It’s reprehensible Comcast thinks so little of its customers and our fan base. Instead, Comcast is pressing for a deal that would put Altitude out of business and raise prices on our fans.”
KSE encourages fans to contact Comcast directly to demand that Altitude Sports be put back on the air. Comcast can be reached at 1-833-253-3725 and DISH Network at 1-844-553-3725.
Currently, Altitude Sports is available on DIRECTV, AT&T TV, Charter Communications, and other cable providers in a 10-state region that includes Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Utah. For additional information on cable and satellite providers in your area, visit www.altitudesports.com/channel-finder. All games can be heard on Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM or 950 AM. For more information on where to listen, visit www.altitudesportsradio.com.