So this is the press release the Houston Astros sent out to explain their current TV situation. Make of it what you will.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Astros Statement Regarding Network
The Houston Astros released the following statement this evening regarding the network:
Comcast has improperly filed an involuntary bankruptcy petition in an attempt to prevent the Astros from terminating the Media Rights Agreement between the Astros and Houston Regional Sports Network. HRSN failed to pay the Astros media rights fees in July, August and September, and we have invested additional money in order to keep the network viable through our season.
Despite not receiving our media rights fees, our objective has not changed. We will continue to work toward obtaining full carriage so that all of our fans are able to watch the Astros games while making sure that the Astros are able to compete for championships.
What a mess! The Astros’ fans are really suffering now. Three seasons well over 100+ losses and now we can’t even see them. The only time we’ve seen them in the Austin market this year is when the Rangers play them or when MLB Network might cut over for a few minutes.
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 02:45:01 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is insulting. I am disappointed in Reid Ryan for allowing this bs to continue and, in fact, worsen.