Welcome to the New Normal: Where Houston Sports Fans Can't Actually See Teams Play
It's not the bankruptcy that's keeping CSH Houston off of various cable/satellite lineups. It's the sought after amount for carriage fees that's the cause of that (that and the fact that everybody's waiting for the network to die so they can pick apart the corpse). It's this same thing that's making the Dodgers unavailable to most of Los Angeles, and that's preventing most of Philadelphia from watching the Phillies. It kept the Padres off of many San Diego televisions last season, it's prevented the people of Portland from watching the Trail Blazers for seven years, and it affected the ability of large parts of New York City to watch the Yankees and Knicks in past years. The new normal is rapidly becoming one in which fans can't watch their teams on television, and with rapidly escalating ticket prices, most fans are also now being shut out from any kind of experience with their team of choice.
CSN Houston's not getting carriage across Houston and Texas until this bankruptcy matter is settled. It's possible that Judge Hughes will call the parties back to his chambers again and attempt to mediate a settlement, but there's no guarantee he's going to do that, or that there's any chance of his being successful. And with the network on life-support and the parties arguing over pulling the plug, there's absolutely no reason in the world for Direct TV to sign a carriage deal for any amount, no matter how high or low the requested carriage fee.
Welcome to the new normal Houston. You might not be able to watch the Astros lose game after game. And you can't watch the Rockets or the Dynamo. So just go get a second mortgage on the house so you can afford to take the family to Minute Maid to watch the Yankees this week, or else just watch the Rangers on Fox Sports Southwest. Both options suck, but that's now the way of the world.