AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh is back on the air for Verizon FiOS customers, and just in time for Pitt football fans.
The regional sports network owned by AT&T was pulled from the airwaves for Verizon fiber-optic customers on Sept. 30 after a dispute over a new contract between the telecommunication giants.
That caused Pitt fans that are Verizon customers — a group that has swelled in the last year thanks to Comcast cables’s refusal to add the ACC Network — without the ability to watch during the men’s basketball season opener against St. Francis on Wednesday.
Next week, the gridiron Panthers are scheduled to appear on AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, when they’ll face Georgia Tech in Atlanta at 7 p.m. The network also carries the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pitt Panthers and some West Virginia athletics events in addition to its contract with the ACC.
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh and Verizon announced that the new contract represents a long-term agreement.