Altitude Sports Continues Contract Disputes With Comcast, DISH & DirecTV

Altitude Sports Continues Contract Disputes With Comcast, DISH & DirecTV


NOT WARRANTED, ALTHOUGH I HOPE THAT THE PARTIES ARE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD AND RECOGNIZE THEIR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS OF ALL THOSE INVOLVED. COLORADO AVALANCHE FANS CAN’T WAIT FOR THE REGULAR SEASON TO GET GOING THURSDAY NIGHT, THE HOME TEAMS WILL BE GOOD, AS OF NOW, MOST FANS WON’T BE ABLE TO WATCH THE ADS ON TV, ALTITUDE SPORTS IS SLUGGING IT OUT WITH THE BIG TV SERVICE PROVIDERS ABOUT CARRYING THE CHANNEL. AND THE AVALANCHE AND NUGGETS GAME, CONNOR McCUE IS LIFE AT THE PEPSI CENTER. IT ALL COMES DOWN TO MONEY. Reporter: AND UNTIL THIS DISPUTE IS OVER, THE PEPSI CENTER WILL BE JUST ABOUT THE ONLY PLACE YOU CAN WATCH THE AVALANCHE, OR THE NUGGETS IF YOU LIVE IN COLORADO OR SEVERAL OTHER SURROUNDING STATES, SOME EXECUTIVE’S WE TALKED TO TODAY SAY THEY ARE WORKING ON FINDING A SOLUTION, BUT MANY OF THE FANS WE TALKED TO SAY THEY ARE FRUSTRATED AND GETTING ANGRY. FROM THURSDAY NIGHT, THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS, OF AVALANCHE HOCKEY WILL BE ABSENT FROM THE COLORADO AIRWAY. AT DENVER HOCKEY BAR 151, THAT COULD MEAN NO WATCH PARTY FOR THE 1st TIME IN A LONG TIME. THERE’S A LOT OF PHONE CALLS NOW WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S GOING TO BE. SO, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. ALTITUDE SPORTS WHICH CARRIES ABS AND NUGGETS GAME IS CURRENTLY IN A WEEKLONG DISPUTE WITH COMCAST DIRECTV AND DISH. UNTIL THEY STRIKE A DEAL, THE REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORK WILL STAY OFF THE AIR, WE ARE VERY CONCERNED AND WE ARE SORRY THE VIDEO WASN’T DONE YET. Reporter: MATT HUTCHINGS IS VICE PRESIDENT AND CEO WHICH OWNS ALTITUDE, HE SAID ALTITUDE ASKED FOR A SIMILAR DEAL AS BEFORE, BUT THE THREE CARRIERS OFFERED SIGNIFICANTLY LESS. WE DON’T THINK WE ARE BEING UNREASONABLE AT ALL. WE DON’T THINK IT WAS A FAIR OFFER, AND WE FEEL THAT WE ARE BEING TREATED AND SINGLED OUT, DIFFERENTLY THAN THE NETWORK. DIRECTV PARENT COMPANY AT&T TELL CBS4 MADE A FAIR OFFER TO KEEP THE CHANNEL AVAILABLE, BUT ALTITUDE REJECTED IT. IN ITS OWN STATEMENT, DISH SAID IT WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT THE BROKEN REGIONAL SPORTS TV BUSINESS MODEL THAT SEEKS TO HAVE THE MAJORITY OF CUSTOMERS PAY FOR THE FEW WHO WATCH. IT’S ALL TOO MUCH FOR A FRUSTRATED FANS. WE LOVE OUR AVALANCHE AND ARE NUGGETS, IF YOU’VE GOT MONEY, IT’S ONLY AFFECTING THE FANS. ALTITUDE EXECUTIVES ARE QUICK TO POINT OUT THAT TWO OF THE 3TV PROVIDERS HAVE THEIR OWN REGIONAL SPORTS NETWORK, AND YESTERDAY AT&T SPORTS ANNOUNCED A DEAL WITH THE

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