http://www.thelcn.com/lcn01/spectrum-sports-channel-goes-dark-20171009 Spectrum Sports channel goes dark By THE LCN STAFF PUBLISHED: MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017 AT 1:17 AM Spectrum Sports, a all-sports channel in Rochester, has ceased broadcasting. The cable channel, which launched in December 2006 as Time Warner Cable SportsNet, was shutdown by Charter Spectrum. Viewers who turn to cable channel 26 or 323 see a screen with the message: “The service has ceased operation in your area and is no longer available.” A similar channel in the Albany area ended in June. Rochester’s all-sports channel continued to provide programming through September due to obligations with the Rochester Red Wings and New York Mets, according to Rochester Business Journal. The channel went dark Oct. 2. The move leaves Rochester Institute of Technology men’s hockey and the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League searching for new television homes. Spectrum will continue to television live high school football games on Friday nights on the cable company’s 24-hour news channel, Spectrum News. There is a news and weather update at halftime. The regular all-news programming resumes following the game.