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Royals live to play on Spectrum for one more day

The Royals game against the A’s game will indeed be broadcast Thursday on Fox Sports Kansas City on Charter Spectrum after the network and carrier reached a deal on Thursday to extend a dispute deadline for 24 hours.
The Royals game against the A’s game will indeed be broadcast Thursday on Fox Sports Kansas City on Charter Spectrum after the network and carrier reached a deal on Thursday to extend a dispute deadline for 24 hours. jsleezer@kcstar.com

Charter Spectrum and some Fox stations staved off a blackout of sporting events, including the Royals-A’s game on Thursday, for one more night.

About two hours before the 7:15 p.m. scheduled first pitch, Fox announced a 24-hour deadline extension in the dispute between the network and carrier. The same thing occurred on Wednesday.

If the dispute over carriage fees isn’t settled on Friday, the Royals-Angels game on Fox Sports Kansas City and other sporting events on regional Fox networks might not be shown on Spectrum, according to the website keepmynets.com.

A blackout of any Royals game on Spectrum would impact about 27 percent of the Royals’ footprint in the Midwest.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

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