For Immediate Release Thurs., Aug. 18, 2011
ROOT SPORTS ANNOUNCES 2011-12 PITTSBURGH PENGUINS TV SCHEDULE
ALL ROOT SPORTS TELECASTS AVAILABLE IN HIGH DEFINITION
ON ROOT SPORTS HD
ROOT SPORTS™, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Penguins regional hockey game telecasts, announced today it will produce and distribute in high definition a minimum of 70 contests in the 2011-12 National Hockey League regular season. ROOT SPORTS’ first regular season game will be Sat., October 8 when the Penguins visit the Calgary Flames beginning at 9:30pm.
“As die hard Penguins fans ourselves, we are excited to bring the
passion, quality and connection behind the ROOT SPORTS brand to Pens games this
season. A new high tech on air graphics
look and an enhanced viewing experience will take the fan to the arena and behind
the scenes with us,” said ROOT SPORTS Senior Vice President
& General Manager Shawn McClintock.
All 82 of the Penguins NHL games will be televised with a minimum of 70 games regionally on ROOT SPORTS. The Penguins have been selected for 12 regular season games nationally, including the season opener on October 6.
Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey and Dan Potash return as the in-game voices of Penguins Hockey on ROOT SPORTS. Before every game, ROOT SPORTS will feature Penguins Pregame with Penguins Postgame wrapping up the live event telecasts hosted by Stan Savran, Rob King, Paul Alexander and Lacee Collins. The regional sports network will continue the popular Penguins Instant Replay, a two-hour replay of the game, as well as the 30-minute Penguins Rewind for most games this season.
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ROOT SPORTSTM (formerly FSN Pittsburgh) is the cable home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. The network reaches more than 2.4 million viewers and delivers more than 350 live events each year - all of which are also available in high definition. ROOT SPORTSTM is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach more than 8.7 million viewers across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world's most popular television service.