Media Information

For Immediate Release                                                                  Mon., January 14, 2013


PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HOCKEY RETURNS TO
ROOT SPORTS JANUARY 16TH

NETWORK'S COVERAGE OF PITTSBURGH PENGUINS HOCKEY BEGINS THIS WEEK WITH
LIVE BROADCAST OF "BLACK & GOLD" GAME AT CONSOL ENERGY CENTER


ROOT SPORTS™
,   the exclusive rights holder of Pittsburgh Penguins regional hockey game telecasts, announced today its coverage of the Penguins will start this Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00PM with the LIVE broadcast of the Pens’ “Black & Gold” game at CONSOL Energy Center.  To celebrate the start of the season, ROOT SPORTS will provide exclusive coverage of the game as the Penguins face-off against each other and compete in a full-blown hockey game.

During this special game, Paul Steigerwald will provide play-by-play, Bob Errey will offer color analysis and talk with Coach Bylsma from between the benches, and Dan Potash will bring viewers behind-the-scenes for interviews with their favorite Penguins players. In Addition, Penguins CEO/President David Morehouse and Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero will join us Live during the broadcast.

“In my opinion the Pittsburgh Penguins fans are simply the best, most knowledgeable, and loyal in all of hockey,” said Shawn McClintock, Senior Vice President and General Manager of ROOT SPORTS. “They have proved their passion by leading the country in TV ratings for the past several years and have showed up by the thousands at the first couple of Penguins practices this week. Wednesday night we will provide the fans a front row seat so they can see their favorite players prepare for the season and lay the foundation for another Stanley Cup run.”

Regular season coverage of the Penguins will resume Sunday, January 20th at 6:00PM with the Pens’ game against the New York Rangers from Madison Square Garden. The regional sports network’s 2013 broadcast schedule will consist of some of the Pens’ most anticipated rivalry match-ups this season including games against the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals.

In addition to Paul Steigerwald, Bob Errey and Dan Potash returning as the voices of Penguins hockey on
ROOT SPORTS, Jay Caulfield, Rob King, Stan Savran and Robby Incmikoski will provide game analysis and insight during ROOT SPORTS’ Penguins Pregame Presented by TRIB Total Media, Penguins Postgame Presented by StarKist and game intermissions.


Click Here for complete 2012-2013 Pittsburgh Penguins TV Schedule on ROOT SPORTS

 

ROOT SPORTS™ is the cable home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. The network reaches more than 2.9 million viewers across five states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are also available in high definition.  ROOT SPORTS™ 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 8.8 million viewers across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.