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Exclusive: Avs games to be on TV for all in first round



All Avalanche first-round playoff games will be on television for all to see in the Denver area, industry sources tell Colorado Hockey Now.

Usually, Altitude has territorial rights for first-round Avs playoff games – meaning they would be blacked out to non-subscribers – but those restrictions have been lifted for this year, sources said. In Denver, there has been a nearly two-year-long stalemate between Altitude and Comcast/Dish Network over carriage fees, with Comcast/Dish subscribers unable to see Altitude and their broadcasts of Avalanche and Nuggets games.

But the Avs’ games will be on various NBC properties for the first round, and cable subscribers who get those channels – which is the vast majority of people – will be able to see the games against the St. Louis Blues.

Here is the TV schedule for the games, at least through the first three games, and keep in mind that Altitude will also be broadcasting the games on Directv and other outlets:

Monday, May 17, 8 p.m.: Blues at Avalanche | NBCSN, SN1, TVAS

Wednesday, May 19, 8:30 p.m.: Blues at Avalanche| CNBC, SN360, TVAS

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Friday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.: Avalanche at Blues | USA, SN360, TVAS

Sunday, May 23, TBD: Avalanche at Blues | TBD

*Tuesday, May 25, TBD: Blues at Avalanche | TBD

*Thursday, May 27, TBD: Avalanche at Blues | TBD

*Saturday, May 29, TBD: Blues at Avalanche/TBD

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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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Utter incompetence. Has anyone been fired over this mess? I don’t want anyone to lose their job, but business is business and if you’re not cut out for your role, then…


AD–Is there a point where Altitude is done on the TV side and the national channels take over exclusively? 2nd round??

Mike Fisk

This allowing Av’s games to be broadcast is bit of a half truth. NBC only show the Av’s game after the game before it ends. For example when the Carolina Nashville game ended in double OT the other night , the Av’s and Blues were starting the 3rd period. AltitudeTV and Comcast are a joke.

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