DENVER —

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Comcast and Dish customers have been blacked out from watching Avalanche and Nuggets games for over three months due to a dispute with the Altitude Sports Network. 

That’s frustrating for hockey and basketball fans … especially in a world where we can largely stream anything we want online. 

And that prompted Next viewer Randy to ask a good question. 

“With the standoff with Comcast and Dish Network, why can’t the Altitude channel be streamed?” he wrote. “I would pay $5 a month to watch the Avs play.” 

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Altitude actually addressed this very question during a town hall last week, arguing that streaming would not be a sustainable model. 

A financial expert for Kroenke Sports said all regional sports networks -- including Altitude -- need more broad-based distribution to survive. 

This expert claimed that streaming services are not at the distribution level that would support Altitude. 

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