Pioneer Athletics officially off the air

Looking forward to watching DU soccer, volleyball, hockey on TV this fall? Well, unfortunately, DU athletics are now off the air along with the rest of Altitude TV’s programming in its 10 state region if you have Comcast/Xfinity, DISHTV or Direct TV. And, Altitude TV claims that streaming content is not a feasible, economic option to do an ‘end run’ around the Big Three.

Altitude is also the home network for the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, NBA’s Denver Nuggets, MLS’ Colorado Rapids and NLL’s Colorado Mammoth. Should it last that long, the dispute ratchets up on October 3rd when the Colorado Avalanche are scheduled to return to Altitude’s lineup with their regular season opener and October 5th when DU hockey hits the ice.

Altitude’s coverage-area includes Colorado, Utah, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming. DirectTV and Dish Network also provide nationwide coverage for Pioneer Nation so this will impact all Pioneer fans.

Naturally, our cable rates are not going down during the strike, even with the loss of these sports properties. So call your television provider and tell them, “Don’t Block My Pios!”

Comcast/Xfinity – Customer Service – 1 (800) 934-6489

DishTV – Customer Service – 95017-95017

Direct TV – Customer Service – 1 (800) 531-5000

One thought on “Pioneer Athletics officially off the air”

  1. This is simply a game of corporate ‘chicken’ that will very likely get settled just before the Avalanche’s season begins in the first week of October. I’m really not buying either side’s argument over the other – each is simply trying to advance their own economic interests, just as businesses always do.

    There are only 3 more September DU games (most likely not to be televised):
    DU Men’s Soccer vs. SMU on Sept 21
    DU Womens’s Soccer vs. Colorado on Sept. 21
    DU Men’s Soccer vs E. Illinois on Sept. 28

    If you are in Colorado and care about these three games — show up at DU Soccer stadium.

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