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Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Altitude.jpg
Altitude logo
Launched September 4, 2004
Owned by Stan Kroenke
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Colorado
Utah
Kansas
Montana
Nebraska
New Mexico
Nevada
South Dakota
Wyoming
Nationwide via DirecTV and Dish Network
Headquarters Englewood, Colorado
Website Official website
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 681 Altitude (SD/HD)
682 Altitude 2 (SD)
682-1 Altitude 2 HD
Dish Network 410 Altitude
Altitude 2 varies by date (check here)
Cable
Available on select cable systems Check here

Altitude Sports and Entertainment is a regional sports network that serves the Rocky Mountain region, specifically Denver. It officially launched on Sept. 4, 2004.

It was launched by Stan Kroenke, who owns the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, the Colorado Rapids of MLS, the Colorado Mammoth of the NLL, and Arsenal FC of the EPL. Altitude features in-depth coverage of all four of these teams, including broadcasting the majority of the Avalanche and Nuggets games and Rapids matches. Entertainment programming includes live theatre and music concerts.

Altitude is also home to the Colorado Rockies Triple A Baseball affiliate (Colorado Springs Sky Sox) and the Colorado Eagles of the Central Hockey League.

Bill Owens, the former governor of Colorado, hosted a talk show on the network during the final two years of his administration. Also in the Altitude lineup is a simulcast of a radio show co-hosted by veteran basketball referee Irv Brown.

Altitude also has an overflow channel for when game times overlap called Altitude 2.

Altitude HD

Altitude HD[1] is a 1080i high definition simulcast of Altitude Sports and Entertainment. Altitude Sports and Entertainment shows Denver Nuggets[2] and Colorado Avalanche[3] games in HD. Altitude has no plans for producing Colorado Rapids soccer matches in HD. The channel has announced it will produce all of its Nuggets and Avalanche games in HD starting in the 2009-10 seasons.[4] Altitude 2 is also available in HD.

References

  1. ^ :: Altitude Sports & Entertainment ::
  2. ^ :: Altitude Sports & Entertainment ::
  3. ^ :: Altitude Sports & Entertainment ::
  4. ^ Altitude official site - Altitude to Air All Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets Games in HD
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