Sportsnet announces 2013-14 Flames broadcast schedule

Thursday, 22.08.2013 / 12:13 PM xx

CALGARY, AB -- Sportsnet has announced its 2013-14 Calgary Flames regional broadcast schedule, featuring 60 regular season games on television and all 82 games on radio. Radio coverage kicks off with the season opener versus the Washington Capitals on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 5 PM MT on Sportsnet 960 The FAN, while the first telecast airs Friday, Oct. 4 at 5 PM MT on Sportsnet West when the Flames visit the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Forty-five of Sportsnet’s regular season Flames games will air on Sportsnet West, while 15 will air on the Sportsnet ONE companion channel, Sportsnet Flames. All TV broadcasts will feature play-by-play announcer Rob Kerr, former NHLer and analyst Charlie Simmer and host Roger Millions. HOCKEY CENTRAL will preview every game with a half-hour pre-game show, and will also provide intermission and post-game analysis.

Highlights from Sportsnet’s Calgary Flames television broadcast schedule include:

- Eleven all-Canadian matchups, including games versus Vancouver, Winnipeg, Montreal, Edmonton and Toronto

- The Flames take on the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks in the Windy City on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 PM MT

- The Flames visit former captain Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5 PM MT

- Eight games versus five Original Six teams, including Boston, Montreal, Toronto, New York Rangers and Detroit

Already the home for Flames listeners, Sportsnet 960 The FAN will also broadcast all 82 regular season and pre-season Calgary Flames games in the 2013-14 season as part of their new exclusive, seven-year agreement running through 2020.

All season long, Sportsnet will keep fans connected to their home team first with more Flames and Canadian NHL team games on TV than any other broadcaster, in addition to unparalleled coverage on sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet Mobile.

In addition to being the official regional television broadcast rights holders for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Sportsnet is the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Vancouver Canucks , Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).

ABOUT SPORTSNET

Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Sportsnet is Fuelled By Fans, and delivers storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level. The multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and the Hockey Central app on iPad and Playbook. Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360. Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in NHL and MLB television broadcasts and is home to 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. Sportsnet is an official licensed broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTM and also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, the Memorial Cup, CIS Vanier Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Grand Slam of Curling, IZOD IndyCar Series, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, MLS Vancouver Whitecaps FC, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Connected is the network’s nightly news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.

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