October 6, 2017 - 12:17 pm
Updated October 6, 2017 - 5:33 pm
Golden Knights fans who are Cox Cable subscribers will get to watch their team from the comfort of their home.
Cox, the largest provider for TV services in the valley, reached a 12th-hour agreement Friday with AT&T to put AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, the official channel for the Golden Knights, on its system. Friday’s inaugural game at the Dallas Stars was shown on Channel 96 (standard definition) and 1096 (high definition).
The game also was shown on DirecTV, Prism and U-verse.
Beginning Saturday for the Knights’ game at Arizona, the channel will be 313 (SD) and 1313 (HD).
The Cox-AT&T deal, which came after more than two months of negotiations, was finalized late Friday morning.
“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.”
AT&T officials also were happy about the deal.
“We are excited to be able to announce this deal with Cox and bring the Vegas Golden Knights games to their customers in Las Vegas and surrounding areas,” said Nina Kinch, vice president of affiliate relations. “We are anxious to see the team perform and looking forward to viewers having access to our network and Emmy Award-winning productions.”