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Altitude back on the air with DirecTV




If you have DirecTV – you are free and clear to watch the Colorado Avalanche again.

Finally, a breakthrough happened late Thursday night; Altitude, the cable channel that broadcasts the Avalanche, among other entities, reached an agreement with DirecTV to be back on the air.

What a coincidence, right? Earlier in the day, 9News reported that Colorado attorney general Phil Weiser would begin an investigation into possible unfair trade practices between DirecTV and Comcast, about still charging subscribers regional sports fees possibly beyond what they weren’t collecting anymore from Altitude for “carriage” rights.

Now, a few hours later, we have a deal between Altitude and one of the Big Three.

To answer your first question: I don’t know about Comcast just yet. I personally am a Comcast subscriber, and all I get when I ask them anything is a response from some outsourced call center that basically tells me nothing.

How about this seeming dig at DirecTV competitors, too, by Altitude:

Don’t know how long the agreement is between Altitude and DirecTV either, but should know shortly. We’d heard, a couple weeks ago, about things being “positive” with one of the carriers, and this was obviously the one.

The bottom line: Altitude is back on cable in Denver. (DISH Network doesn’t charge regional sports fees, and by many accounts, are out of the regional sports biz for now).

So, over to you Comcast.

I’m glad that many of you can watch a damn hockey game again instead of feeling like a criminal.

Nice stuff here from Kyle Keefe, too. I know he speaks for many at Altitude, who were REALLY worried about this thing. Happy for Kyle and the rest of the good people who work at Altitude.

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