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Opinion: Embracing technology will propel Colorado’s economic recovery from COVID-19

The year 2020 began with a global pandemic that crippled the economy, upended daily routines, and saw heightened political and cultural tensions.  But all this has made clear that, second to the coronavirus, Colorado’s economic recovery is the top of mind for voters across the state.  With the election behind us, we need political leaders […]

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Comcast raising local TV fees 57% in January; Altitude Sports missing from 2020 lineup

With no resolution in sight between the state’s largest cable TV provider and the channel that broadcasts Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games, Comcast is moving into 2020 without Altitude Sports and plans to increase a separate local-broadcast fee by 57%. Starting Jan. 1, Comcast will reduce its regional sports network fee in Colorado by […]

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The definitive guide to Colorado’s history-making, fan-angering, TV landscape-shifting winter sports blackout

Call it a cruel irony of our times: Just when there has never been a more exciting period to revel in the success of Colorado’s two marquee winter pro sports teams, there has never been a more daunting time to try to watch them on television. For the first time in memory, hockey’s Colorado Avalanche […]

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The disruption of local sports TV began years ago — and it’s far from done

It’s not all about Altitude. Frenemies of the Denver sports broadcasting arm of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment have been in its shoes before. Longtime partners Comcast and AT&T’s DirecTV also own regional sports networks and have felt the pain as local sports channels nationwide deal with business models some say are broken. The networks face […]

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Altitude sues Comcast, says cable provider is running Denver sports network out of business

The dispute preventing Denver Nuggets fans from watching basketball games on Comcast turned uglier Monday as Altitude Sports & Entertainment filed a lawsuit calling the cable company “anti-competitive” and trying to eliminate the Denver-based regional sports channel in order to buy it “at a dramatically discounted rate.”  Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games vanished in late […]

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T-Mobile says its close of Sprint deal delayed until next year, despite Colorado dropping its opposition

By Tali Arbel, The Associated Press T-Mobile says it expects its combination with Sprint to close next year as it awaits a December antitrust trial with a group of state attorneys general. The company previously planned to complete the $26 billion deal this year. The U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission have approved the […]

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Colorado leaves lawsuit challenging Sprint-T-Mobile merger after Dish promises wireless service HQ, 2,000 jobs

Colorado has agreed to end its involvement in a multi-state lawsuit seeking to block the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile in exchange for assurances that Dish Network’s new wireless phone service and some 2,000 jobs will be headquartered in the Centennial State. The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced the deal on Monday morning. Dish has […]