The likely-hood of the Houston Astros and possibly the Houston Rockets returning to local television for the majority of the population might be rising. The judge in the CSN Houston vs. Houston Astros case has decided to force the fledgling cable company to file chapter 11 bankruptcy.
David Barron of the Houston Chronicle has been tweeting from the court room where the deliberations between the cable channel and the major league baseball team have been on going. CSN Houston was unable to get itself carried on any other cable networks other than Comcast/Xfinity. Only around 40% of the Houston population uses Comcast/Xfinity as it’s provider, leaving 60% of the fourth largest city in the country without Astros or Rockets games.
The Houston Rockets were not a member of the lawsuit that was filed against CSN Houston, only the Astros filed against the cable company.
When the lawsuit was filed a few months ago, the Houston Astros held a press conference with Owner Jim Crane leading the suit. The press conference was contractually obligated to air on CSN Houston.
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