Friday, August 19, 2011
Stars release local TV schedule
By Mark Stepneski
The Dallas Stars released their local TV schedule today. All 82 games will be carried in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and all 82 will be offered in HD.
The Stars 2011-12 television schedule is here (PDF).
Here's the release from the team.
The Dallas Stars announced the National Hockey League club’s local television schedule for the 2011-12 regular season today. All 82 games will be televised in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market and will be offered in high-definition.
“We are thrilled to once again partner up with FOX Sports Southwest and TXA 21 to televise all 82 regular season contests for our fans,” Stars President Tony Tavares said. “The Dallas Stars, along with our media partners, have a long history of working together to bring unrivaled coverage and insight of our club – we’re excited to continue that.”
FOX Sports Southwest returns for its 19th season of carrying Stars telecasts, with 60 regular season games scheduled to be shown on the network. Specific channel information for individual carriers will be announced at a later date.
FOX Sports Southwest provides quality local sports programming to over 10 million cable and satellite TV subscribers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and parts of New Mexico. The Stars’ regular season opener on Friday, Oct. 7 vs. Chicago is featured on the FOX Sports Southwest’s schedule.
FOX Sports Southwest's comprehensive coverage includes "Stars Live" pre- and postgame shows before and after every game, a weekly "Stars Insider" magazine show, and interview and documentary specials airing throughout the season.
TXA 21 begins its second season televising Stars games. Stars broadcasts on TXA 21 will primarily air on Saturday nights beginning on Oct. 8 when Dallas visits the Chicago Blackhawks. A total of 15 Stars games are scheduled to air on TXA 21, each including 30-minute pre- and postgame coverage.
The Stars are part of an extensive sports lineup on TXA 21, including Texas Rangers Friday Night Baseball, FC Dallas, Big 12 sports, SEC football and the High School Football Game of the Week. If it’s local sports in Dallas/Fort Worth, it’s on TXA 21. TXA 21 is online at cbsdfw.com.
Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket enters its third season as the flagship home of Dallas Stars hockey and will broadcast all 82 regular season contests and all playoff games, with extensive pre- and postgame shows planned for most games with studio hosts Matt McClearin and Bruce Levine. Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell return for Stars’ home postgame shows. The Ticket will also broadcast one Stars pre-season contest – Sept. 20, 2011 vs. Montreal. The all-sports station broadcasts on both 1310 AM and 104.1 FM.
VERSUS (NBC Sports Network) will exclusively televise seven Stars contests: Monday, Dec. 19 vs. Anaheim; Wednesday, Dec. 21 vs. Philadelphia; Monday, Dec. 26 at St. Louis; Tuesday, Jan. 3 vs. Detroit; Monday, Jan. 16 at St. Louis; Wednesday, Feb. 29 vs. Pittsburgh; and Tuesday, March 20 vs. Phoenix. VERSUS, the exclusive national cable home for the National Hockey League, will change its name to NBC Sports Network, effective Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
Forming the broadcast team for the Stars for the 16th consecutive season will be Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh. Strangis begins his 22nd season as a Stars broadcaster while Reaugh will serve in his 16th season as the Stars’ color analyst.