Las Vegas–With hours away of the 1st ever regular season game in Vegas Golden Knights history, the long standoff between AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain and Cox Communications has come to end as both parties reach an agreement.
Thanks to our good friend Steve Carp at the Las Vegas Review-Journal for the first to report the good news.
The most recent news about AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain came when CenturyLink signed their agreement to broadcast games on their service to Las Vegas residents.
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain is currently being aired on DirecTV, CenturyLink’s Prsim, and AT&T u-Verse.
Having this new deal in place can allow Vegas Golden Knights the pleasure in watching their team play while at home and on the road.
UPDATE: 5:00 PM
Official Announcement By Cox Communications
This afternoon, Cox Communications arrived at a deal for carriage of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain on the Cox cable network for the Las Vegas area. This agreement takes effect immediately and will allow the live broadcast of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season NHL hockey game this evening against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas at 5:30 p.m. PT.
All Cox customers in Southern Nevada can enjoy this first-ever regular season game on Cox Channel 96 and Cox Channel 1096 in HD. Beginning October 7, 2017 the permanent home for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will be Cox Channel 313 and 1313 in HD available on the TV Essential cable package.
Update: 5:26 PM
Reaction From Team Owner Bill Foley & VP Of Affiliate Relations With Cox Communications Nina Kinch
“We would like to thank both AT&T SportsNet and Cox for their commitment and dedication to reaching an agreement,” said Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley. “There was a significant amount of work put in from both sides and we are appreciative of these efforts. Cox subscribers will be able to enjoy the excitement of Golden Knights hockey on AT&T SportsNet beginning tonight for our historic, inaugural game against the Dallas Stars.”
“We are excited to be able to announce this partnership with Cox and bring the Vegas Golden Knights games to their customers in Las Vegas and surrounding areas,” said VP of Affiliate Relations, Nina Kinch. “We are anxious to see the team perform and looking forward to viewers having access to our Network and Emmy Award winning productions.”