Vegas Golden Knights
NEW TV DEAL: Golden Knights Games Going to Free TV
As regional sports networks around the country collapse, from Bally’s to AT&T, the Vegas Golden Knights have a solution that online viewers, cord cutters, and cable TV subscribers should enjoy.
The Golden Knights games are going to free TV next season after owner Bill Foley signed a deal with Scripps Sports. The games will be on free, over-the-air TV in Nevada and within the Golden Knights broadcast area.
The agreement allows The E.W. Scripps Company to televise all non-nationally exclusive Golden Knights games with full distribution on cable, satellite, and over-the-air television. Scripps will air Golden Knights games on its local station KMCC, Channel 34, which currently airs programming from ION Network.
In addition to the Golden Knights games, the new KMCC will broadcast local and national news, local sports, and additional entertainment programming. Scripps also owns the Las Vegas ABC affiliate, KTNV, which will provide a strong marketing platform for KMCC.
“This deal is a significant win for our fans because they will be able to see our games on television and for free, if they wish,” team president and CEO Kerry Bubolz said. “That was our goal in finding a new TV partner. We wanted to serve our fanbase in the best way possible.”
The Vegas Golden Knights are the first professional sports team to reach a deal with Scripps Sports, which launched in December. It is the second deal Scripps announced in the past 15 days. The first was an agreement with the WNBA