Cox reaches deal to carry broadcasts of Vegas Golden Knights games

Vegas Golden Knights' Griffin Reinhart, Shea Theodore, Stefan Matteau, Tyler Wong, back right, and Tomas Nosek, of the Czech Republic, celebrate Wong's third goal against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Las Vegas Cox customers will soon be able to watch their home team play hockey from the comfort of their couch.

On Friday afternoon, Cox Communications arrived at a deal to carry AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain on the Cox cable network for the Las Vegas area.

The agreement takes effect immediately and will allow the live broadcast of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season NHL hockey game on Friday evening against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. PST.

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“We would like to thank both AT&T SportsNet and Cox for their commitment and dedication to reaching an agreement,” said Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley. “There was a significant amount of work put in from both sides and we are appreciative of these efforts. Cox subscribers will now be able to enjoy the excitement of Golden Knights hockey on AT&T SportsNet beginning tonight for our historic, inaugural game against the Dallas Stars.”

All Cox customers in Southern Nevada will be able to enjoy this first-ever regular season game on Cox Channel 96 and Cox Channel 1096 in HD. Beginning Oct. 7, the permanent home for AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will be Cox Channel 313 and 1313 in HD, all available on the TV Essential cable package.

“We are excited to be able to announce this deal with Cox and bring the Vegas Golden Knights games to their customers in Las Vegas and surrounding areas,” said Nina Kinch, VP of Affiliate Relations, AT&T SportsNet. “We are anxious to see the team perform and looking forward to viewers having access to our Network and Emmy Award winning productions.”

AT&T SportsNet will now be available on the following cable providers in the Las Vegas area: CenturyLink, Cox, DIRECTV, and U-Verse.

Fans should check their local provider for available channel information.

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