Today the Houston Rockets and Houston Astros announced the formation of Space City Home Network. This is an entity that will broadcast Astros and Rockets games going forward, more or less assuming the place of ATT SportsNet Southwest. The first official broadcast will be of the Rockets first pre-season game, October 10th.
Amidst the stories around the new NBA salary cap, aprons, second aprons, and super max deals, one story has gotten less attention. This has been the collapse of the regional sports networks and broadcasters. In some markets (NBA Champions Denver, for example) it was practically impossible for locals to watch their team.