Altitude TV, Comcast settle lawsuit, but RSN remains unavailable to cable provider’s subscribers

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  • Altitude TV and Comcast have settled a nearly four-year-old lawsuit, but the two sides remain at an impasse that will continue to keep Avalanche and Nuggets games blacked out in Colorado.

    The two sides announced the settlement Friday afternoon in a joint statement, while also acknowledging it did not include an agreement to bring Altitude TV back to Comcast’s platforms.

    “Comcast and Altitude remain willing to discuss potential future business and distribution arrangements,” the statement read.

    The lawsuit, filed by Altitude TV against Comcast shortly after its carriage deal lapsed in September 2019, accused the cable giant of violating antitrust laws. The two parties entered into mediation last summer but were unable to reach a settlement until this week.

    Representatives for Altitude TV, owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, declined to comment when contacted by The Post late Friday. Comcast Colorado communications director Leslie Oliver told The Post in a statement that the cable provider has offered to make Altitude TV available to customers on a “standalone subscription basis” like it does with HBO.

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    During mediation in July, Altitude TV requested that Comcast match the terms Comcast agreed to with AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain to broadcast Rockies games. But Comcast told The Post that proposal “would still require nearly every Comcast subscriber in the Denver area to pay a substantial fee for Altitude even though most Comcast customers have no interest in Altitude’s content.”

    “This much is clear — Kroenke Sports controls the teams, the arena, and the Altitude network. The …read more

    Source:: The Denver Post

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