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Scripps Sports to start broadcasting Arizona Coyotes games

By Greg Hahne
Associated Press
Published: Friday, October 6, 2023 - 2:59pm

Arizona Coyotes Mullett Arena
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Several seats remained empty in Mullett Arena as the Arizona Coyotes took on the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023.

The Arizona Coyotes have reached a four-year deal with Scripps Sports, becoming only the second NHL team to broadcast its regular games over the air.

Scripps will broadcast all non-national Coyotes games to approximately 3 million people in Arizona and Utah according to a deal announced Thursday.

This makes the Coyotes the third local franchise to seek an alternative to Diamond Sports Group and its subsidiary Bally Sports Arizona. The Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Diamondbacks are using other platforms. 

Diamond Sports agreed to end its telecast rights agreement with the Coyotes this week and is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

All but one game will be available on the Antenna TV Network and Cox Cable starting next Friday.

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