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Root Sports Houston to make Rockets debut on Monday (11/17/2014)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by OddsOn, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. OddsOn

    OddsOn Contributing Member

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    Update...

    Channel Lineup for Root Sports Southwest:

    AT&T U-verse: 758 SD/1758 HD
    DIRECTV: 674
    Comcast Xfinity: 39 SD, 639 HD

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    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2014/11/root-sports-houston-to-make-rockets-debut-on-monday/

    Houston’s sports television transition begins this weekend.

    Root Sports Houston will debut Monday as the new television home of the Astros and Rockets with the Rockets’ road game at Memphis. Comcast SportsNet Houston’s final game broadcast will be the Rockets’ Friday home game against Philadelphia.

    In between, Houston’s road game Sunday at Oklahoma City will air on NBA TV. The Rockets have requested the suspension of the normal home market blackout for NBA TV games so that the Rockets-Thunder game can be seen via all outlets that carry NBA TV.

    A federal bankruptcy judge two weeks ago approved a Chapter 11 reorganization plan selling CSN Houston, the Astros-Rockets-Comcast-owned outlet that has been in bankruptcy since September 2013, to DirecTV and AT&T.

    The new owners will rename the channel as Root Sports Houston and offer carriage on DirecTV and U-verse as well as Comcast cable and other existing CSN Houston carriers.

    Officials with the team and DirecTV had no comment Tuesday on the transition. Channel positions on assorted carriers for Root Sports Houston, which will be the fourth regional channel operated by DirecTV Sports Networks, have not yet been made public.


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  2. Pete Chilcutt

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    Obligatory:

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  4. TMac'n

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    I've been waiting for this moment for over 2 years

    #tear
     
  5. Classic

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    is this for real?
     
  6. rhino17

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    disappointed. CSN Houston had a top quality production. Root Sports is known to be a garbage network
     
  7. tim562

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    Garbage or not, the games will still be on. Can't wait to watch the Garbage network show the games.
     
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  8. izeroi

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    Will we be able to view the rockets on league pass now with no blackouts?
     
  9. Harrisment

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    Umm no. This has zero effect on that.
     
  10. OremLK

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    Amen brother. This is a great day for Houston sports fans.
     
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  12. OddsOn

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    I read in on chron.com earlier tonight :grin:
     
  13. izeroi

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    Pathetic. I was happy having Comcast and CSN Houston to watch all Rockets games and now there is a good chance I will miss the Sunday OKC game. What a joke!
     
  15. ElPigto

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    The request was only made for Sunday's game since there will be no regional carriage of that game otherwise. Last game on CSN is on Friday, first game on Root is on Monday, which leaves the Sunday game only on NBATV, which is why the Rockets requested the blackout rule be removed for just this one day.
     
  16. mazinger

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    Ditto! Thanks...poor people......
     
  17. faraza84

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    Ya I want to know as well. I have dishnetwork so I'm thinking of adding league pass. I heard they will be erasing the blackout so hopefully I can get some clarification from my provider tom.
     
  18. EightDoobies

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    Thank you baby Jesus.
     
  19. HTown_TMac

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    This is better for you guys.. Sucks for me I'm in Beaumont and they arent on Time Warner yet :(
     
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    I have Comcast but I happy for those of you here who couldn't watch. I'll be moving in two weeks. I wonder should I keeo Comcast or switch back to Uverse. Any thoughts?
     

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