With the new Avalanche and Nuggets seasons underway, fans who subscribe to Xfinity are still out of luck as the Altitude-Comcast blackout continues on into its fourth season.
So, what are fans to do? Well, there are plenty of alternative options to those willing to move on from Comcast or Dish Network, which also doesn’t carry Altitude. Here’s a rundown:
The options for Altitude
DirecTV: This service offers two different services — satellite and stream — that includes Altitude as well the other stations that broadcast Nuggets and Avs games nationally. Stream packages begin at $69.99 a month and satellite ones start at $64.99 a month.
Evoca: The new player to the game, Evoca TV requires a receiver box ($199 to buy or $5 monthly to rent) and a monthly service charge of $25. It can be bundled with Sling TV at $55 per month to add cable networks ESPN and Turner Sports that broadcast national NBA and NHL games.
FuboTV: This sports-centric streaming service starts at $69.99 a month and includes all of the major sports channels in addition to several news, lifestyle and entertainment networks. The service allows users to record and rewind live sports without a DVR. It does not, however, carry Turner Sports networks.
The Nuggets and the Avs have a number of games on the schedule that will be broadcast nationally or on premium services this season (and subsequently also on Xfinity). Here’s a look:
Wednesday, Oct. 12: vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
Tuesday, Oct. 25: At New York Rangers, 6 p.m. (ESPN, ESPN+)
Sunday, Dec. 11: At St. Louis Blues, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Dec. 13: vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Jan. 24: vs. Washington Capitals, 7 p.m. (ESPN+/Hulu)
Saturday, Jan. 28: vs. St. Louis Blues, 1 p.m. (ESPN+/Hulu)
Thursday, Feb. 9: At Tampa Bay Lightning, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Feb. 15: At Minnesota Wild, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)
Saturday, March 4: At Dallas Stars, 1:30 p.m. (ABC, ESPN+)
Wednesday, March 15: At Toronto Maple Leafs, 5 p.m. (TNT)
Wednesday, March 22: vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 6 p.m. (TNT)
Wednesday, March 29: vs. Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sunday, April 9: At Anaheim Ducks, 6:30 p.m. (TNT)
Tuesday, April 11: Edmonton Oilers, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Oct. 21: At Golden State Warriors, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Los Angeles Lakers, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Dec. 6: Dallas Mavericks, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Friday, Dec. 16: Los Angeles Lakers, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Tuesday, Dec. 20: Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sunday, Dec. 25: Phoenix Suns, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN/ABC)
Thursday, Jan. 5: Los Angeles Clippers, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Friday, Jan. 13: At Los Angeles Clippers, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Wednesday, Jan. 18: Minnesota Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Jan. 28: At Philadelphia 76ers, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Tuesday, Jan. 31: New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Tuesday, Feb. 7: Minnesota Timberwolves, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Sunday, Feb. 26: Los Angeles Clippers, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, March 3: Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday, March 30: New Orleans Pelicans, 8 p.m. (TNT)
Thursday, April 6: At Phoenix Suns, 8 p.m. (TNT)
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