How to Watch the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Rapids Games on Altitude Sports

Viewer FAQ’s

If I am a DIRECTV subscriber, does this affect me?
No, this does not impact you. Altitude and DIRECTV reached an agreement on October 31, 2019. DIRECTV subscribers can receive Altitude programming.

If I am a Comcast (Xfinity) subscriber, does this affect me?
Yes, this does impact you. Altitude’s agreement with Comcast (Xfinity) expired on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

If I am a DISH Network subscriber, does this affect me?
Yes, this does impact you. Altitude’s agreement with DISH Network expired on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Are any further discussions being had following contract expirations?
Altitude is continuing to seek a resolution on carriage deals with both Comcast and DISH Network. At this time, you can find Altitude available on DIRECTVAT&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

What can I do to express my feelings towards Comcast (Xfinity) or DISH Network’s decision to block Altitude?
We encourage Altitude viewers, Avalanche, Nuggets, Mammoth, Rapids, DU, and fans of other local sports in our region, who are Comcast and DISH Network subscribers, to let their voices be heard by calling, emailing and using social media platforms to assist us in making an impact.

COMCAST (Xfinity)

Phone: 1 (800) 934-6489
Customer Feedback: click ‘Submit Feedback’ button at bottom of page

DISH Network

Chat: click ‘Chat With Us’ button
Phone: 1 (800) 333-3474
Feedback: click ‘Leave Feedback’ button
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Can I access Altitude via AltitudeNOW?
DIRECTV subscribers have access to AltitudeNOW as well as all other cable providers that carry Altitude can access live Altitude programming via AltitudeNOW. Access to AltitudeNOW is made available to Altitude subscribers that are authenticated through their television providers at no additional cost. Users can stream live games and additional Altitude programming by visiting or downloading the AltitudeNOW app on IOS/Android mobile devices/tablets.

Do other cable and satellites providers carry Altitude?
Yes, they do. Please review the list of cable & satellite providers at the end of this document that continue to carry Altitude. 

Please use our Channel Finder tool to find other carriage options within your area.

If the dispute is not resolved, does this mean I will not be able to watch Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth or Colorado Rapids preseason or regular season games on Altitude?
At this time, you can find Altitude 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 

I live within Altitude’s broadcast territory, can I access Nuggets games via NBA League Pass and Avalanche games via NHL’s Center Ice?
No, you cannot. NBA League Pass and NHL Center Ice packages are services designed to provide out-of market games. These services do not provide games of the local NHL/NBA team. (e.g. a Nuggets/Avs fan living in L.A. anywhere outside Altitude’s 10 state territory can receive Nuggets/Avs games via NBA League Pass/NHL Center Ice)

What does Altitude Sports offer its viewers?
Every year Altitude Sports looks forward to providing fans with the ability to view award-winning coverage of more than 200 Nuggets, Avalanche, Rapids and Mammoth games to viewers in our 10-state territory (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Idaho, Northern New Mexico, Nevada). Altitude Sports will provide live and insider coverage of the upcoming Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets seasons as both come off thrilling playoff runs and have high expectations for the seasons ahead.

Can I access Altitude via a direct-to-consumer streaming option?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Today a model does not exist that can support a direct-to-consumer streaming option. A direct-to-consumer offering would be very expensive to the consumer and would not raise sufficient revenue for Altitude and the other Regional Sports Networks to remain in business.  If this model did not exist, the Regional Sports Networks, including Altitude, would disappear as they would not have sufficient revenue to pay for the rights fees for the wide array of sports programming they provide to their subscribers. As a result, sports fans would not be able to watch their favorite local teams.

There is not a Regional Sports Network in the country that provides a direct-to-consumer streaming option.  In fact, both Comcast, which owns the NBC SportsNet Regional Sports Networks in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Portland/Seattle, and DIRECTV (AT&T), which owns AT&T SportsNet Regional Sports Networks in Colorado (which carries the Colorado Rockies), Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Houston and Pittsburgh, do not currently offer direct-to-consumer streaming options to their consumers.

Altitude does provide AltitudeNOW a service that allows cable and satellite subscribers to watch Altitude via a mobile device, tablet and or laptop.

Cable and satellite providers that continue to carry Altitude.

AffiliateSystem Area
Allo CommunicationsFt. Morgan, CO
 Scottsbluff, NE
AT&T TVEntire Altitude Sports Broadcast Territory
Cableco LLCColorado City, CO
Cap CableBlack Hawk, CO
 Central City, CO
 Gilpin County, CO
 Minden, CO
Charter CommunicationsColorado
DirecTVEntire Altitude Sports Broadcast Territory
Fort Collins ConnexionFort Collins, CO
StratusIQFalcon, CO
Galva Cable CompanyWiggins, CO
Kentec CommunicationsSterling, CO
Lyons CommunicationsLyons, CO
Nemont Communications, Inc.Scobey, MT
Project Mutual TelephoneRupert, ID
Rebeltec Communications LLCKit Carson, CO
TDS BroadbandEstes Park, CO
 Fort Carson
 Ft. Collins, CO
 Mead, CO
 Table Mountain, CO
 Woodland Park, CO
 Cortez, CO
 Cedar City, UT
Town of Mountain VillageMountain Village, CO
Vyve BroadbandDouglas, WY
 Glenrock, WY
 Torrington, WY
 Wheatland, WY
Windbreak CablePine Bluffs, WY
 Guernsey, WY
 Lusk, WY
 Oshkosh, NE
ZitoFairfield, CO
 Pagosa Springs, CO
 Archuleta County, CO
 Mountain Home, ID
Elevate FiberMontrose, CO
Rodeo Networks, LLCSteamboat Springs, CO