Media Information

For Immediate Release                                                              Friday, April 19, 2013


ROOT SPORTS ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING CHANGES
FOR UPCOMING PENGUINS & PIRATES GAME

ROOT SPORTS™, the exclusive rights holder to Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins regional game telecasts, announced the following programming changes effective immediately for the upcoming broadcast schedules as it relates to ROOT SPORTS production of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pirates games.

As a result of the National Hockey League’s announcement that tonight’s Penguins and Bruins game was postponed until tomorrow afternoon (April, 20 2013), ROOT SPORTS will air the Penguins vs. Bruins game starting with Penguins Pregame at 12:00PM.  

ROOT SPORTS also announces that the Atlanta Braves vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game will air tomorrow night with coverage of Pirates Pregame starting at 6:30PM on ROOT SPORTS.

 

Upcoming Broadcast Game Schedule:

Day/ Date

Game

Time

Channel

Game

Time

Channel

Sat., April 20

Penguins @ Bruins

12:30PM

ROOT SPORTS

Braves vs. Pirates

7:05PM

ROOT SPORTS

Sun., April 21

Braves vs. Pirates

1:35PM

ROOT SPORTS

   

 

Mon., April 22

Penguins @ Senators

7:30PM

ROOT SPORTS

Pirates  vs. Phillies

7:05PM

Special ROOT SPORTS Production on MLB Network*

Tues., April 23

Sabres vs. Penguins

7:30PM

ROOT SPORTS

     

 














 


 

Click here for the Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 season TV broadcast schedule
and here for the Pittsburgh Penguins 2012-2013 season TV broadcast schedule

ROOT SPORTS™ is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. The network reaches almost 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 nearly 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, the world’s most popular television service.