Denver RSN Altitude Sports Waives Exclusivity Rights to NHL and NBA Games





Altitude Sports Logo

Altitude Sports announced this week that it has waived its exclusive broadcast rights in Denver for the first run of the Colorado Avalanche’s playoff run, as well as waiving exclusive rights to Denver Nuggets first round playoff games.

By waiving exclusivity rights, the network will make games available to those in-market for the NHL and NBA teams. Avalanche games will air nationally on NBCSN, NHL Network, and CNBC and will also be available on those channels for those in the Denver area. Nuggets games will air on TNT an ESPN and will also be available for those in the Denver area. Altitude will also air the games on DirecTV and Charter for those cable customers. The RSN is no available on any live TV streaming services currently.

“Our fans have been ignored and dismissed by both Comcast and DISH Network continuing to blackout their hometown Network” Altitude President, Matt Hutchings said. “We have never wanted our fans to miss a minute of action during Nuggets and Avalanche playoff runs.”

“The relationships with the NBA and NHL allow the playoff runs for our teams to be watched by all of our fans. We continue to encourage Comcast to value these same fans by bringing back the Nuggets, Avs, and Altitude to their channel lineups for entire seasons,” Hutchings added. “It’s a shame that Comcast continues to play games instead of airing games. Unlike Comcast, our goal has always been to put our fans first.”

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.