Dish Agrees to Carry Golden Knight Hockey Games in Vegas, Surrounding Parts

Dish Network has agreed said it will now provide the Las Vegas region access to AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, the exclusive television home of the NHL’s surprise expansion sensation, the Vegas Golden Knights.

Starting with Saturday's regular-season opener for the Golden Knights, the regional sports network will also be available to Dish subscribers in parts of California, as well as Mohave County in Arizona.

Dish was the last major pay TV operator in the region to come to terms with AT&T on the RSN, with Cox and, of course DirecTV, already signed on. SportsNet is also home to Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies and the NBA’s Utah Jazz in the region.

The expansion Golden Knights shocked the pro sports world last season, the their first campaign as Stanley Cup runners-up.

“We are excited to announce this deal with Doish and bring the Vegas Golden Knights games to its customers in Las Vegas and surrounding areas,” said Nina Kinch, VP of affiliate relations for AT&T Sports Networks. “With the Vegas Golden Knights making it to the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season, there is a high level of excitement for the team’s upcoming season and we are looking forward to Dish subscribers having access to this programming.”

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