Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 | 4:40 p.m.
Cox Communications customers no longer have to stress over how they can watch the Golden Knights on TV this year.
Cox and Scripps Sports have reached an agreement to air Vegas 34 on cable channel 38, Cox confirmed to the Sun today.
The channel will be operational on Thursday.
The deal is made in in time before the Golden Knights’ preseason opener against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. Vegas 34 will carry all preseason games, 69 regular season games not exclusive to ESPN and Turner, and the first round of the playoffs.
Scripps Sports announced a multiyear agreement in May to be the new TV home of the Golden Knights after six years aired on AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain, operated by Warner Bros. Discovery.
The Golden Knights became the first NHL team to break away from the regional sports networking model after Diamond Sports Group — which ran the Bally Sports Networks — filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.
Vegas 34 can be found over the air on channel 34.1; on DirecTV channel 34; and DISH channel 32 in Las Vegas.
There are no current plans to carry Vegas 34 on cord-cutting options like YouTube TV, Fubo, or Hulu. The Golden Knights’ streaming service, in partnership with ViewLift, is set to launch on Sunday. Subscription pricing has yet to be announced.