Altitude Sports dropped from major TV distributors Comcast, DIRECTV

A 15-year partnership dissolved late Saturday as the long-running deal between Altitude Sports and two of its major distributors, Comcast and DIRECTV, expired.

Despite recent talks between the two sides, there was no deal in place as of Sunday. One person familiar with negotiations described the two sides as “not close.”

Late last week Altitude Sports, the Kroenke-owned regional sports network of the Nuggets, Avalanche and Rapids, among others, was dropped by DISH Network. There remains the possibility, however remote, that the split could jeopardize fans’ ability to watch preseason games and season openers for their respective teams.