Contact Us

AT&T, DirecTV Set to Take Over Troubled Comcast Sportsnet Houston


Comcast SportsNet Houston was doomed from the start. The idea was for Comcast to gain exclusive rights to broadcasting Houston Astros and Houston Rockets games. The only problem with that was the only way you could see the games was to subscribe to Comcast Cable. Comcast has a somewhat tarnished reputation in the Houston area as being one of the worst cable companies to deal with. So, therein lies the problem. After multiple 0.0 ratings during broadcasts of Astros games (meaning an immeasurable amount of people watched the game on TV) Comcast noticed a problem…especially since the games themselves were selling tickets hand over fist, and the problem wasn’t that nobody wanted to watch the Astros, they just didn’t want to watch them on Comcast.

Well now it seems Astros/Rockets fans can rejoice. Especially here in Victoria where Comcast isn’t available anyway. That’s because AT&T and DirecTV have apparently opted to take over the deal and broadcast rights are no longer exclusive to Comcast SportsNet Houston.

Unfortunately, I don’t think this means you can catch the games on Suddenlink but I’m not sure. I’ll find out and let you know but I believe this opens up the market for AT&T Uverse and DirecTV subscribers.

Good news for crossroads Astros/Rockets fans. Now when this deal takes effect is still unknown. Stay tuned!

Best of 106.9 Classic Rock

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for All Access Pass quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive All Access Pass contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.