We received some complaints and questions from our fans regarding Tuesday’s Wizards game that was not televised locally. Comcast SportsNet will televise two preseason games, Oct. 15 and 17, as it has done in prior years, and we are appreciative of those efforts.
Monumental Network would love to stream all games that Comcast SportsNet chooses NOT to produce and show to our fans, such as Tuesday’s home game against Brooklyn. We have the production capabilities to stream the games as we have done previously for Capitals preseason games, Caps rookie games, Mystics games and a DC United game.
Our fans get upset and vent their displeasure to us, believing we are to blame for not showing the games. It is understandable that fans aren’t aware of the inner workings of the cable industry and who owns which rights and what is CSN policy.
I just want to set the record straight: We would like every game to be broadcast. CSN has been a great partner, and we would like them to broadcast every one of our games. If they elect not to broadcast a game, however, we would like them to give us permission to stream the game on Monumental Network. We will pay and provide the production for games to be streamed because we want our fans to be able to see every single game.