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For Immediate Release                                                              Thurs., February 28, 2013


Time Warner Cable Subscribers Will Receive Exclusive ROOT SPORTS Programming
Including Pittsburgh Pirates and Penguins Games Beginning This March

ROOT SPORTS™,  the exclusive rights holder of Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins regional game telecasts, announced today its expansion into the Youngstown, Warren and Salem areas of Ohio on Time Warner Cable. The regional sports network will be available to subscribers in those areas beginning on March 1, 2013.

“Our team partners have one of the strongest, most widespread fan bases in all of sports and this is a great opportunity for us to extend to those fans in the Youngstown area,” said Shawn McClintock, ROOT SPORTS Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We are very excited for the opportunity to reach out to even more of these fans through Times Warner Cable and provide thousands of new homes with exclusive coverage of their favorite Pittsburgh sports teams.”

Time Warner Cable subscribers will now have access to ROOT SPORTS’ extensive line-up of local sports programming including LIVE Pirates and Penguins telecasts, regional high school and collegiate games, magazine shows such as Inside Penguins Hockey and Inside Pirates Baseball, special Pittsburgh Steelers coverage and much more.

“We are pleased to continue to expand the reach of Pirates Baseball on ROOT SPORTS and to give our great fans in the Youngstown area even more options to follow the Pirates,” said Frank Coonelly, Pirates President. “The timing could not be better, as Spring Training is well underway in preparation for Opening Day of the 2013 season on April 1.”

“We are excited that our many fans in the Youngstown area will now be able to access Penguins broadcasts on ROOT SPORTS via Time Warner Cable,” said David Morehouse, Pittsburgh Penguins’ CEO and President.

Time Warner Cable subscribers in the three regions can find ROOT SPORTS on channels 1307(HD), 307(SD), and 85(Analog).

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ROOT SPORTS™ is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. The network reaches 3.0 million households across five states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are 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 8.9 million households 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.