Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal:
Comcast has emerged as the clear front-runner in the bid to obtain local TV rights for the Houston Astros and Rockets, according to several sources.
Comcast executives are expected in the next few weeks to fly to Houston, where they could finalize the deal. That agreement would lead to the launch of a new regional sports network in the market starting with the 2012-13 NBA season. READ THE REST
This would be quite a blow to Fox Sports Houston which currently has the rights to those broadcasts. Especially since Fox just signed on Fox Sports Houston a year ago.
Fox Sports Houston comes alive