SUN SPORTS TO OFFER 25 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING GAMES IN HIGH DEFINITION BEGINNING WITH SEASON OPENER THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 - UP FROM 10 LAST SEASON
The first Sun Sports-produced HD telecast is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, as the Lightning host the New Jersey Devils in the team’s home opener from the St. Pete Times Forum. HD coverage begins that night at 7pm with the LIGHTNING ICE TIME pre-game show, hosted by Paul Kennedy. Live post-game coverage will also be available in HD.
Fans in Northern and Central Florida with HD service from participating cable and satellite providers will have access to these 25 HD NHL Tampa Bay Lightning games this season. Viewers should check with their cable/satellite provider for HD channel number and availability in their area or check the “Check HD Listings” link on Sun Sports’ website (www.sunsportstv.com).
Over the course of the 2007-08 seasons, the 19 Fox-owned and operated regional sports networks are planning to produce more than 1,400 live events, featuring more than 3,500 hours, in high definition, making them one of the nation’s most significant producers of local HD sports programming.
These cable and satellite providers offer this enhanced package of high-def games to their HD customers at no additional charge, subject to availability. Sun Sports and these providers also continue to offer standard definition telecasts of each of these games as part of the core Sun Sports regional service distributed throughout the region.
SUN SPORTS 2007-08 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING HD GAMES SCHEDULE
Pre- and post-game coverage will also be offered in HD
|Thu||Oct 4||7:30pm||NEW JERSEY|
|Sat||Oct 13||7:00pm||@ Florida|
|Mon||Nov 5||7:30pm||@ Florida|
|Wed||Nov 21||7:30pm||NY RANGERS|
|Thu||Nov 29||7:30pm||@ Detroit|
|Sat||Jan 12||7:00pm||@ Florida|
|Fri||Jan 18||7:30pm||@ Pittsburgh|
||@ St. Louis
|Tue|| Mar 11
Schedule subject to change
Providing the very best in regional/local sports programming targeted to sports fans across Florida, Sun Sports and FSN Florida are both owned and managed by Fox Sports Networks. Sun Sports is available in more than 6 million cable and satellite homes across the state and carries games and events featuring the NBA's Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida State University, the University of Florida, programming from the SEC conference and award-winning studio-based regional programming such as Chevy Tailgate Weekend, the Chevy Florida Fishing Report, Under the Lights, In My Own Words and more.
FSN’s regional networks are the nation’s leading provider of local sports, serving as the cable and satellite TV home to nearly two-thirds of all NBA, MLB, and NHL franchises in the U.S., producing close to 5,000 live, mostly local, events each year, including more than 1400 in high definition.