On the day of the Vegas Golden Knights’ first ever NHL game, Cox Cable and AT&T have reached an agreement to air Golden Knights games on the largest cable provider in Las Vegas, according to Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
AT&T confirmed to Knights On Ice that Friday’s season opener against the Dallas Stars will be carried on the network. Cox will show the game on channel 1096, and the network will be on channel 1313.
“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 in a statement. “There was a significant amount of work put in from both sides and we are appreciative of these efforts. Cox subscribers will now be able to enjoy the excitement of Golden Knights hockey on AT&T SportsNet beginning tonight for our historic, inaugural game against the Dallas Stars.”
Formerly under the TV channel Root Sports and later purchased by AT&T, the Golden Knights announced AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain as the primary television home for the NHL’s newest franchise on May 23. However, the network up to this point had only been carried on DirecTV, DISH, U-Verse and CenturyLink.
No plans, however, were in the current process of getting Cox into the fold to air games of Las Vegas’ first ever professional sports franchise. Knights On Ice reported June 26 that discussions with TV providers not carrying the network would be “soon.” Discussions began in August, and it appears, at the gun, Vegas fans with Cox will be able to see their team on TV.