Alternate channels for Saturday’s game

** NOTE: Check back on this page if you do not see your cable or satellite provider as we will be updated as we receive more information.

Saturday night, Comcast SportsNet will be televising the Celtics game live at the same time as the Revolution match against Toronto FC. As such, Comcast SportsNet has helped secure alternate channels on a number of cable providers and satellite distributors, which will all televise the game live. See the list below for the most up-to-date information.

Comcast Cable**: Ch. 81 (SD), Ch. 894 (HD)

Cox (Rhode Island): Ch. 3 (SD only)

Cox (Connecticut): Ch. 2 (SD only)

DirecTV: Ch. 625 or 627 (SD only)

RCN: 8 (SD), 600 (HD)

DISH Network: 474 (SD), 443 (HD)

Charter (Central MA): Ch. 72 (SD), Ch. 764 (HD)

Charter (Western MA, incl. Brimfield, Wales): Ch. 22 (SD), Ch. 764 (HD)

Charter (Willimantic & Winsted, CT): Ch. 95 (SD), Ch. 764 (HD)

Charter (Vermont): Ch. 81 (SD), Ch. 894 (HD)

**Note that in some Comcast coverage areas, the game cannot be broadcast because of channel availability or bandwidth. This affects the following areas:  Amesbury, Gloucester, South Hampton, Weymouth, Middleboro, Marian, Wareham, Plymouth, Falmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Brunswick. In Connecticut: Clinton, Middletown, Hartford, Newport, Groton.

UPDATE: We have also successfully petitioned MLS to remove the regional blackout of the game on the Direct Kick package, and on the Matchcenter broadcasts on MLSSoccer.com. If you have subscriptions to either of those packages, you will also be able to see the game live.


  1. Arman says:

    What about Northeastern Husky Cable!?

  2. Lee says:

    Any idea about ATT U-Verse?

  3. Cooper says:


  4. Joe says:

    Will MLS direct kick have it in HD?

  5. Brian says:

    I trust Direct Kick will be unaffected?

  6. revs-fan-on-mv says:

    this sux. comcast is already bumping revs games & its the seasons first home game. i WAS going to pay for hd but not now. comcast had to have known about the scheduling conflict in advance but this is the first ive heard. are there any other future dates/games that might get bumped?

  7. too broke for cable says:

    i still think it is stupid that tv38 outa boston lost coverage and for those that do not have cable can no longer see any games

  8. stephen says:

    Verizon FIOS in RI. ??????

  9. revseye says:

    As of Friday morning, this is what we have received from Comcast SportsNet as it relates to outside channel coverage. If it is not here, there is not presently coverage scheduled (ie. Verizon FIOS, etc.)

    Direct Kick will be unaffected and the game will actually be shown on DK throughout New England as we asked the league to lift the regional blackout.

  10. Levich says:

    I have a simple solution. Get a group of people together and go to the game….it’s only $22…and it comes in super-widescreen, ulta-HD. Wow, that was easy!!!

  11. revseye says:

    We may be a bit biased, but we like Levich’s idea. :)

  12. shirtman says:

    Verizon FIOS

  13. Lorna says:

    Will Comcast Sports Network televise it at another time? (Wouldn’t mind not watching it live, if I can watch it at all.)

  14. shirtman says:

    So I take it from the Comcast answer on Friday that they have no interest in working with Verizon. I;m disapointed but not surprised. Shame on the them and the Revs

  15. Cooper says:

    @Levich – I’ll be at the game. I go to every game. My reaction was more that we strike up this new relationship w/ Comcast and they bump our home opener for a meaningless basketball game. Feels like betrayal.

  16. Prairie says:

    Is there a way you guys can get MLS to pull the regional blackout altogether? The “blacked out if you live within range of the channel, even if you don’t get that channel” deal is garbage, and they didn’t do that last year.

    (The regional US/Canada only restrictions are also bunk, but that’s a whole nother story)

  17. Julie says:

    Just got off the phone with Comcast. If you are not in one of the towns named above, don’t worry that you cannot get channel 81 now – it will only become available at 7:30pm.

  18. Joe Murphy says:

    Lorna, and everyone else. The game will be replayed on regular CSN at 8PM Sunday night.

  19. Eagle13 says:

    @revs-fan-on-mv: the games will be bumped anytime there’s a celtics game. The good news is that CSN stops broadcasting celtics games after the first round of the playoffs in May.

  20. joseph says:

    jesus i hate comcast. this is why we switched to verizon fios.. and now we’re still getting screwed by them!

  21. Kathleen says:

    Here’s another vote for having the games televised on regular non-cable stations. How will soccer ever take its rightful place as a great sport when regular people without cable can’t see the games!

  22. MN says:

    What about Conway-Time Warner Cable(NH)

  23. Rich says:

    If you want people to come to games, you have to keep them interested by insuring as many as possible can watch when they can’t make it.

  24. Steve Dyer (N.H.) says:

    Metrocast out of N.H. are not showing the Revs. OPENING game ???. This is a disgrace. How can we market and promote the greatest Game in the world here in the U.S. if the TIN POT cable company’s refuse to show the Games. THIS is the year of the WORLD CUP. Get with it America !!.

  25. Gerald Kimber White says:

    I assume the Revs are getting more money or coverage with the switch to Comcast, but I’m going to miss TV38′s coverage. And TV38 didn’t bump our games (certainly not the home opener!) for Celtics games.

  26. Julie says:

    Oh well. Comcast screws up again, channel 81 isn’t coming in. Cust Service has no idea why.

  27. Mark says:

    what about Verizon cable in eastern MA?????

  28. Patrick in Milton says:

    There is no channel 81 in Milton

  29. Chris says:

    My dad and my son are at the game but I can’t watch it. This stinks!

  30. Charles Truslow says:

    Who was the genius that thought that preempting the Revs game with the Celtics was a good idea?
    I guess you guys at Comcast don’t understand about brand loyalty and that once you have developed a following, an expectation to see a team, the New England Revolution play on a Saturday night should continue. Tonight I turned on Channel 52 Comcast Sports Net with this expectation, unfortunately I will be disapointed and because I live in Milton I will not be able to see this game at all.
    Needless to say I am thrilled with my new Xfinity service.
    Again I am left to mine the internet for Revelution Soccer scores. Comcast, Kraft Group, a pox on both of your houses.
    Charles Truslow

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  32. Joe says:

    Cox Connecticut did not broadcast the game – instead they had some area football game from NJ. Let’s hope the rest of the season goes better with the TV coverage.

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