Altitude Sports announced today that it will broadcast all three of the Colorado Avalanche Stanley Cup Qualifiers games when the NHL season resumes on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Altitude's coverage of the round-robin games begins Sunday, Aug. 2 at 3:30 p.m. MDT, as the Avalanche take on the St. Louis Blues. In addition, Altitude will provide coverage of the team's exhibition game prior to the start of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, July 29 at 12 p.m. MDT.
The tournament is scheduled to begin on Aug. 1 with 24 teams competing in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. The 12 participating Eastern Conference teams will play in Toronto, while the 12 participating Western Conference teams will compete in Edmonton. The 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers will feature the top four teams from each conference, referred to as the round-robin games, playing one another to determine seeding in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Altitude is continuing to negotiate carriage deals with both Comcast and DISH Network. At this time, you can find Altitude available on DIRECTV, Charter Communications and other cable providers in a 10-state region that includes; Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. For additional information on cable and satellite providers in your area, visit www.altitudesports.com/channel-finder/.
"Altitude Sports is excited to be televising Avalanche games and making them available for all fans," said Kenny Miller, EVP & General Manager of Altitude Sports. "However, it is very unfortunate that our fans who are Comcast and DISH Network customers will be unable to watch the live playoff action and award-winning broadcasts and of their favorite hockey team."
Before each Avalanche broadcast, Altitude will feature Avalanche Face-off, a one-hour pregame show with up-to-the-minute news, features, interviews and more right up to puck-drop. Immediately following the game, Altitude will air a 45-minute postgame show.
Altitude will also air a 30-minute Avalanche Sports Social show that aims to educate and inform viewers about the Colorado Avalanche's upcoming return-to-play. Programming will provide exclusive content that includes interviews with players, coaches, executives and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the team's championship quest. The weekly show, hosted by Altitude Sports talent, will air Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. MDT.
Marc Moser and Peter McNab will return as the team's play-by-play announcer and color analysts. Kyle Keefe, Mark Rycroft, Lauren Jbara and John-Michael Liles will host the pregame and postgame shows along with the intermission reports.
Radio broadcasts of all the exhibition games and all three round-robin games can be heard on Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM, with select games possibly airing on Altitude Sports Radio 950 AM. Conor McGahey will continue to deliver radio play-by-play and Mark Bertagnolli will return as studio host.
For more information please visit www.altitudesports.com.
Altitude Exhibition & Round Robin Broadcast Schedule
All listed times are MDT
|*Wednesday ||July 29 ||12:00 p.m. ||Minnesota Wild ||Altitude |
|Saturday ||Aug. 2 ||3:30 p.m. ||St. Louis Blues ||Altitude |
|Monday ||Aug. 5 ||4:30 p.m. ||Dallas Stars ||Altitude/Alt. 2 |
|^Wednesday ||Aug. 8 ||TBD ||Vegas Golden Knights ||Altitude |
|Day ||Date ||Coverage Starts ||Opponent ||Broadcast |