Seattle Mariners baseball, Portland Timbers soccer and other programming from Root Sports network will not be aired over BendBroadband’s cable system after Monday.
BendBroadband and Root, the regional sports network, could not reach a contract agreement, according to both companies.
While acknowledging the loss of Mariners baseball and Timbers soccer, BendBroadband believes Roots has lost much of its most popular programming to other networks, like the new PAC 12 Networks, the Bend company wrote in a Dec. 17 blog post.
Root Sports was willing to lower its rates, the blog post stated, but it would have remained one of the cable company’s most expensive channels. Dropping it will allow BendBroadband to help pay for rate increases from other, more popular networks, according to the blog.