Why you can’t watch Altitude Sports on Cable
It’s complicated… TV and Internet Streaming, just like Cable & Satellite bills, keep getting higher and more complex. The Altitude Sports Blackout is all about money. StreamWise Solutions is all about saving you money and making your connected living easier – we have been doing this for over 11 years.
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Altitude Sports Blackout – It’s all about money
Before we get into how to watch Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games without Cable TV, I think it’s important to understand why Altitude Sports is so difficult to get (even if you are paying $2,000+ a year for Comcast Xfinity or Dish Satellite you can’t get it).
2020 had more Cable and Satellite rate hikes and channel blackouts than any other year in the past. And 2021 has brought about more blackouts and contract disputes in streaming services. Still, the ugliest one to date in Denver, has been the Altitude Sports blackout on Comcast Xfinity, Dish Network and almost all streaming services. For all the details on why TV prices and blackouts on Cable TV will only get worse, check out our recent blog on “Why Cable & Satellite prices keep rising”.
The short version is content costs are on the rise, especially for sports (think Patrick Mahomes recent $500 million dollar contract). This forces Content Providers (ESPN) to raise prices. These higher prices then get passed along to the Pay TV Providers (Comcast, DirecTV, Dish). Pay TV Providers have a lot less customer as well as smaller margins on TV since they lost over 10 million subscribers to Cord Cutting over the last 2 years. This forces Cable and Satellite providers to choose between blacking out channels or raising prices (usually with sneaky fees) for their dwindling customer base. Typically they do both and industry experts predict that Cable & Satellite blackouts and price hikes on your bill will only get worse.
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Corona Virus and Cord Cutting are changing sports on TV forever
Sitting down with a Corona and hanging out with your friends to watch the big game used to be a glorious thing to do. In 2021 it’s taken on a whole new meaning. Corona Virus has limited people gathering in groups, shut down sports bars, closed stadiums and even postponed or completely cancelled entire sports seasons. The resulting recession is forcing people to cut off their big bloated Cable TV bundle bills and Cut The Cord at a record pace.
Regional sports networks like Altitude Sports are some of the most expensive channels around, and less than 15% of subscribers watch local teams daily. All signs point to Regional Sports becoming less important for most people. Additionally, old Cable TV will continue to lose customers because there are much less expensive options to get Cable Channels and ALL Colorado RSNs with no contract, without Cable or Satellite.
How long will the Altitude Sports Cable TV blackout last?
This is a true “battle of the bigs”. No, I don’t mean Nikola Jokic versus Anthony Davis, I am talking Comcast Xfinity versus Altitude Sports/Kroenke. I think this could easily drag on for years. The Denver Post thinks this impasse will last a long time and has a great Q&A article that goes a long way to explaining why.
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What is the best option to watch Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games without Cable?
It depends on what type of local sports fan you are…
- TV Antenna for the Fair Weather Sports Fan – You don’t want to pay, you just want to get the major NBA or NHL games legally for free. If this is you, then an Outdoor or Attic Whole Home TV Antenna will get you the most popular games and most playoff games in HD for free on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. The better the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche do, the more games you will see on network TV. BONUS – ALL Denver Broncos NFL games are free via a TV Antenna too!
- Streaming Cable TV Channels for the Average Joe Sports Fan – You don’t mind paying a little to get more NBA and NHL games. During NBA and NHL season, you can add in Streaming TV via Sling to get more games. You can get any cable channel you like without a contract – ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, NBA TV, NBC SN, NHL Network & more. BONUS – since Sling is no contract, you can cancel it after the NBA or NHL season and save even more money!
- Streaming Altitude Sports for the Avaholic or Nugget Nut (yes, I just made these up) – You need all the Nuggets and Avalanche games, but don’t want to pay $2000+ every year and deal with Blackouts and Contracts on Cable or Satellite. Subscribe to AT&T DIRECTV Stream and sign up for their Choice package which includes Altitude Sports w/ no contract. The key is you only need to pay for this during NBA or NHL season, and then cancel it to save more money for the other 8 months of the year. Side benefit – get all Colorado Rockies MLB games on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain without Cable.
Common Streaming, WiFi and Internet Issues and how to fix them!
If you already have issues with your Internet, WiFi or Streaming now, then Streaming Live TV will be even worse. Streaming Live TV is much more resource intensive than an on demand streaming service like Netflix. The quality of Streaming Live TV can be just as good as Cable TV, but only if you have the right hardware installed properly.
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Best way to watch Denver Nuggets without Cable in 2021
To recap above, you can get major Denver Nuggets NBA games and playoffs in HD for free with an attic or outdoor TV Antenna. For even more Denver Nuggets games on Cable TV networks like ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, you can add on a streaming service like Sling TV for a few months. For full on Altitude Sports the only option is to subscribe to AT&T DIRECTV Stream and sign up for their Choice package which includes Altitude Sports w/ no contract. NBA League Pass is a great option for any out of market NBA teams, but they will block and time delay any local Denver Nuggets games. All Denver Nuggets games are free at the local sports bar, or on the radio on FM 92.5 Altitude Sports Radio. See the full 2021 Denver Nuggets TV Schedule.
Altitude Sports Streaming Denver Nuggets Games without Cable TV
Altitude Sports just announced that you can get ALL Live Denver Nuggets games on Altitude Sports without paying for expensive Cable or Satellite! So now Colorado sports fans have even more of a reason to Cut The Cord from Cable TV, save lots of money every month and get all Denver Nuggets regular season and playoff Basketball games without a contract.
Schedule a call with an expert if you need help setting up an easy to use streaming option for Altitude Sports to get every single Denver Nuggets game.
Best way to watch Colorado Avalanche without Cable in 2021
To recap above, you can get major Colorado Avalanche NHL games and playoffs in HD for free with an attic or outdoor TV Antenna. For even more Colorado Avalanche games on Cable TV networks like NBC Sports Network, CNBC, USA Network and NHL Network, you can add on a streaming service like Sling TV for a few months. Subscribe to AT&T DIRECTV Stream and sign up for their Choice package which includes Altitude Sports w/ no contract if you need all the games via Altitude Sports.
NHL.TV is a great option for any out of market NHL teams. However, they will block and time delay any local Colorado Avalanche games. All Colorado Avalanche games are free at the local sports bar, or on the radio on FM 92.5 Altitude Sports Radio. Here is the 2021 Colorado Avalanche schedule.
To make matters worse for Colorado Avalanche fans, Comcast Xfinity owns NBC SN. Therefore, the ongoing dispute with Altitude Sports and Comcast has resulted in more Avalanche games being blacked out on this channel if you are still paying for Cable TV through Comcast Xfinity.
Altitude Sports Streaming Colorado Avalanche Games without Cable TV
Altitude Sports just announced that you can get ALL Live Colorado Avalanche games on Altitude Sports without paying for expensive Cable or Satellite! So now Colorado sports fans have even more of a reason to Cut The Cord from Cable TV, save lots of money every month and get all Colorado Avalanche regular season and playoff Basketball games without a contract.
Schedule a call with an expert if you need help setting up an easy to use streaming option for Altitude Sports.
Conclusion: Cut your Cable bill in half and get all Denver Nuggets & Colorado Avalanche games with no contract!
For myself, like most people, I am in between option #1 (Fair Weather Fan) and #2 (Average Joe). What is great about being a Cord Cutter is that I am in control. I can decide if and what sports I want to pay for and for how long I want to pay, since there are no contracts. So if the Nuggets or Avalanche are doing good towards the end of the season maybe I subscribe to Altitude Sports for a month or two. If they are doing bad I simply cancel my Altitude Sports streaming package when I decide I no longer want it – simplicity and savings.
Altitude Sports is in more expensive upper tier Cable and Satellite bundles and still blacked out Comcast Xfinity and Dish, so seems like a no brainer to dump Cable and Satellite to get the channels you want for half the cost with no contracts. StreamWise Solutions even has an easy to use option that is an integrated Cord Cutting combo of Antenna + Streaming. This option gives you max freedom and max savings every month, plus easy access for you to take control back and change whenever you like.
Now you know how to watch Altitude Sports and all Denver Nuggets & Colorado Avalanche games, the only thing you need to do next is Cut The Cord from your old expensive Cable TV provider – StreamWise Solutions can show you how to finally take control back for good and cut your monthly bundle bill in half!