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For Immediate Release                                                                Thurs., January 24, 2013


ROOT SPORTS DEBUTS NEW INSIDE PENGUINS HOCKEY SERIES

NETWORK EXPANDS PENGUINS COVERAGE WITH NEW INSIDER SERIES
DEBUTING FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH AFTER PENGUINS POSTGAME


ROOT SPORTS™the exclusive rights holder of Pittsburgh Penguins regional hockey game telecasts, announced the expansion of its Penguins coverage this season with a new series, Inside Penguins Hockey, which takes viewers inside the game, inside the locker room and inside the lives of their favorite Penguins players all season long.

Debuting Friday, January 25 after Penguins Postgame on ROOT SPORTS, the 30-minute insider show will provide fans with exclusive footage of their Pittsburgh Penguins both on and off the ice, going on the road with the team, providing exclusive player interviews, reliving some of the greatest and most unique moments in Penguins history and much more.

During the premier season of Inside Penguins Hockey, fans will be treated to some memorable moments and stories from outside of the hockey rink, including a fly fishing trip with Coach Dan Bylsma, a guided tour of St. Louis from native Joe Vitale, a behind-the-scenes look at Eddie Olczyk’s induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, and a special visit with Mark Recchi and Bob Errey’s kids as they begin to follow in their fathers’ famous footsteps.

Viewers can see a new Inside Penguins Hockey every weekend this season following Penguins Postgame on
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Click Here for complete Inside Penguins Hockey 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.