Watch CBS News

Altitude And Comcast Move To Resolve Ongoing Blackout

DENVER (CBS4) - The long regional blackout could be nearly over for Denver sports fans. After nearly two and a half years off the air, Altitude and Comcast will work to come to an agreement to return games of Kroenke-owned teams to the airwaves.

Comcast Interested In Network For Youngsters
(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

A federal judge ordered both sides to set details for a settlement conference by Dec. 20. Federal Judge William Martinez was supportive of the motion, and suggested that by this stage, both parties knew the facts of the case. Altitude and Comcast committed to working together to file a joint motion for settlement and to name a mediator by Monday.

ball arena
(credit: CBS)

Altitude also offered a new contract to Comcast before that hearing. The details of that new offer are not known.

"It is our hope that by working through a mediator, Altitude will be able to return to Comcast without raising the price for our fans to watch their local teams," Matt Hutchings, COO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, said in a news release. "We have worked diligently toward that goal."

There is still no timetable for games to be back on television.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.