DENVER (CBS4)- Altitude Sports reached a deal with AT&T/DIRECTV on Thursday. The ongoing negotiations and subsequent blackout have left Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets fans in the dark, literally.
The new multi-year distribution agreement will allow NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, University of Denver Pioneers, MLS Colorado Rapids, NLL Colorado Mammoth lacrosse and other sports to be broadcast to DIRECTV customers.
"We're thrilled to be back on the air with our partners at DirecTV. This is tremendous news for the fans of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche who have had to endure missing their teams at the start of their seasons," said Jim Martin, President and CEO of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, in a statement.
The statement continues, "We encourage all fans and local business owners who do not currently have DirecTV, to make the switch, so they won't have to miss another minute of Denver Nuggets or Colorado Avalanche games."
Altitude Sports continues to be in negotiations with Comcast and DISH.
The regional sports channel's standoff with Comcast, DirecTV, and DISH started in September when the separate parties couldn't come to an agreement in contract renewal talks.
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