Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Houston Astros and Rockets going to new cable home?

The Houston Astros and Rockets could soon have a new TV home according to John Ourand of
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


  1. I wonder how Comcast is going to milk it's customers for more money with this deal? The possibilities are endless. I imgaine some kind of new "local sports pack" that costs 10-20 bucks a month and comes with a few extra stations you'll never watch, but are forced to purchase.

  2. I think it's a perfect match!!! Comcast sucks. The Rockets suck. And the Astros suck. Match made in heaven. They can put it on channel 100535 ... aka "LOOSER"

    Let Fox Houston pick up Dynamo and some more college/high school stuff.