Today it’s been reported by Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Carp that the Vegas Golden Knights have made their choice as to who their Official Television partner for the 2017-18 season.
An official announcement by the Vegas Golden Knights is slated to take place tomorrow afternoon with expanded details that are forthcoming by the hockey club.
According to what Carp is reporting via LVRJ that as it currently stands that ROOT Sports is not listed in the channel lineups/guides of the following service providers in the Vegas marketplace, Cox Cable, Century Link, as well as Prism.
He also outlined in his report that there have been discussions on logistics in making ROOT Sports available in time for the Vegas community to enjoy before their inaugural season is due to begin in October.
The good news is for DirecTV customers and for those who want to purchase AT&T‘s satellite provider that ROOT Sports is available, it is also in the channel lineup on Dish Network.
Team Owner Bill Foley has stressed in the past that since he has been awarded a wide coverage area by the NHL that he wants to capitalize on this gift that has been given to him that enables to fans the opportunity to watch the Golden Knights throughout the regular season.
Per the agreement with the NHL, Foley has been awarded the following television market zones, Utah (Provo), Idaho (Boise), Southern Montana, Eastern part of Southern California, Northern Nevada (Reno/Sparks), and others.
He’s made it crystal clear that the team is called the Vegas Golden Knights but he also outlined that his mission long term in making them the Rocky Mountain Golden Knights. An interesting concept I might add.
About Root Sports
“ROOT SPORTS is the nation’s premier regional sports network providing a unique and special experience for local sports fans, sponsors, teams and media partners.
AT&T Sports Networks operates ROOT SPORTS™ regional sports networks in Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach just over 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences. AT&T Sports Networks is a subsidiary of AT&T.
ROOT SPORTS was officially established and launched on April 1, 2011, in Northwest, Pittsburgh, and Rocky Mountain regions. Southwest joined the ROOT SPORTS family of networks and was officially established and launched on November 17, 2014″. Per ROOT Sports
So this completes their media needs moving forward on both sides of the broadcasting spectrum with their recent partnership with Lotus Sports Network.