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Fox 33, WFQX-TV Channel 33 Cadillac. will offer Detroit’s top rated morning TV news show to Northern Michigan viewers beginning Monday, January 8th. Fox2 News Morning On Fox 33 will be broadcast live each weekday morning from 6 – 8am.

“We’re thrilled with the opportunity to offer our viewers this terrific regional news and entertainment show,” says Fox 33 General Manager Bruce Pfeiffer. “Fox2 News Morning On Fox 33” gives Northern Michigan viewers full access to Detroit’s #1 morning TV news program. It’s a unique, tremendously successful Michigan based show that up-north morning viewers will be anxious to see”.

The show is produced by Detroit FOX affiliate WJBK and is shared with Fox 33 through a cooperative arrangement offering local advertising opportunities to Northern Michigan businesses. As FOX affiliates in Michigan WFQX Fox 33 and WJBK Fox2 News are actively pursuing other ventures that would benefit area viewers.

“This show has a regional appeal that simply isn’t offered by any other Northern Michigan TV station” says Pfeiffer. “Morning viewers in our part of the state now have another choice. We think they’ll be very pleased”.

 

FSNFox Sports Net Detroit has acquired the rights to produce and distribute all local telecasts of the Detroit Tigers during the 2007 Major League Baseball regular season, totaling 151 games, the most in club history. FSN is slated to carry 134 games, with the remainder delivered on WJBK-TV (FOX 2 in Detroit) and a regional network of over-the-air affiliates to be determined. FSN also is scheduled to televise four Tigers spring training games this March.

The regular season telecast schedule begins with both FSN and FOX 2 carrying the April 2 Opening Day festivities as the Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays. The game is being simulcast so that all television viewers in metro Detroit can watch as the Tigers make their debut as defending American League champion. Both outlets plan extensive pre- and postgame Opening Day coverage.

FSN Detroit, entering its 10th season of Tigers coverage, will produce all games airing on FSN and FOX 2 with the Emmy-winning announcing team of play-by-play man Mario Impemba (sixth season) and analyst Rod Allen (fifth).

On three April dates when FSN Detroit already has a Red Wings or Pistons game scheduled, the Tigers will be televised on FSN PLUS, a new alternate channel to be made available to customers of most cable and satellite providers in the region... Entire story from Foxsports.com, Tigers 2007 Telecast Schedule

 

FSNThe much-anticipated return of the defending American League champion Detroit Tigers will be celebrated April 1-2 on FSN Detroit with a day and a half of continuous team-related programming titled the "Tigers 36-Inning Marathon."

The marathon includes encore presentations of six games from the 2006 postseason, previously-aired and an original installment of Tigers subjects profiled on the documentary series Spotlight and a live one-hour show from Comerica Park on the eve of the season opener. The 36-Inning Marathon culminates with live and encore coverage of the Tigers opening day game against the Toronto Blue Jays and the premiere of the network's Tigers Live pre- and postgame shows.

 

FSN to double number of games available in HD for 2007

FSNFSN Detroit is more than doubling its high-definition output from a year ago, producing 60 of its 134 Detroit Tigers telecasts in HD, starting with Monday’s season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The games will be shown on FSN HD, a channel available on high-definition cable service provided by Comcast, Bright House Networks and Wide Open West (WOW!), as well as via satellite on DIRECTV:
• Comcast – Ch. 201 (metro Detroit, Flint/Saginaw and West Michigan)
• Bright House Networks – Ch. 232 (western Detroit suburbs)
• WOW! – Ch. 220 (Detroit suburbs)
• DIRECTV – Ch. 96 or 97 (Detroit spot beam)

Viewers whose cable/satellite system is not listed above are encouraged to contact their video provider to add FSN HD to its high-definition channel lineup.

FSN Detroit began its HD telecasts last summer when the regional network delivered 27 Tigers games. Less than a year later, FSN Detroit is annually producing approximately 120 high-def games among the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons.

“As the number of high-definition television homes continues to grow, we’re delighted to be at the forefront by providing the most local HD sports content,” said Greg Hammaren, Vice President/General Manager, FSN Detroit. “FSN is the nation’s industry leader in delivering sports in HD and we’re proud to offer 60 such games this season featuring the defending American League champion Tigers.”

Tigers 2007 HD broadcast schedule (.pdf)



"Tigers Live" set to launch on Opening Day

Team-titled shows for Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons to replace Detroit Sports Report starting April 2

FSN Detroit is taking another step toward its mission of delivering the best and most comprehensive access of the regional sports scene when it launches “Tigers Live” pre- and postgame shows on Monday, April 2, surrounding the regional network’s Opening Day telecast featuring the Detroit Tigers hosting the Toronto Blue Jays.

 

FSN Detroit has added the Tigers-Toronto Blue Jays game on Thursday, April 12 to its schedule
of telecasts on FSN PLUS. The Red Wings-Calgary NHL playoff opener that night will air on FSN Detroit. FSN Detroit is offering FSN PLUS this spring on nights when the network has dual events scheduled for the same particular time period. On dates with simultaneous games, FSN Detroit will carry either the Red Wings or Pistons game, while the Tigers will be on FSN PLUS. Most cable and satellite providers will open up an alternate channel to accommodate the FSN PLUS telecast.

 

Michigan Television, the public television service from the University of Michigan, has been added to the channel line-up for Charter Cable in the Midland and Bay City markets, effective Saturday, April 21. The station will air on channel 16.

This addition brings Michigan Television to an additional 25,000 households that subscribe to Charter Cable, the primary cable provider in the Midland and Bay City areas. Michigan Television is also carried on Comcast Cable, Bright House Networks, and WOW Cable systems throughout Southeast Michigan.

“Michigan Television is committed to providing programs that educate and enlighten as they entertain,” said Station Manager Jennifer White. “We’re happy we have the opportunity to bring our station to a whole new audience in the Midland and Bay City areas.”

Michigan Television is a member of PBS, and acquires programs from other sources as well. The station also produces award-winning local programs and documentaries, which have recently received five Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. For a complete Michigan Television program schedule, visit michigantelevision.org.

 

The upcoming Detroit Red Wings / San Jose Sharks second round National Hockey League playoff series will be carried by national networks Versus and NBC, with FSN Detroit limited to coverage of games 3, and if necessary 6 and 7. Games 2 and 5 will be featured on NBC with Versus claiming exclusive coverage of games 1 and 4, shutting FSN Detroit out of the picture. With Canadian broadcaster CBC not scheduled to carry any of the Western Conference series between the Wings and Sharks, fans without Versus on their cable or satellite system will likely be searching for an alternative place to catch games one and four.

FSN Detroit has announced that the Tigers-Orioles baseball game on Monday, April 30th will move to FSN Plus to clear FSN for that night's Wings/Sharks game three in San Jose.

Game 1: Thu 4/26 @ Detroit, 7:30 PM Versus
Game 2: Sat 4/28 @ Detroit, 3:00 PM NBC
Game 3: Mon 4/30 @ San Jose, 10:00 PM FSN Detroit, Versus (out of market)
Game 4: Wed 5/2 @ San Jose, 10:00 Versus
Game 5*: Sat 5/5 @ Detroit, 2:00 PM NBC
Game 6*: Mon 5/7 @ San Jose, (Time TBD) FSN Detroit, Versus (out of market)
Game 7*: Wed 5/9 @ Detroit, (Time TBD) FSN Detroit, Versus (out of market)
* if necessary

 

FSNFSN Detroit and FSN HD will televise Thursday’s Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Pistons and Bulls, live from the United Center in Chicago starting at 9:00 PM. Pregame coverage begins at 8:00 PM with Pistons Insider, followed at 8:30 with Pistons Live. Announcers are George Blaha, Greg Kelser, Ryan Field and Matt Shepard. Pistons Live follows the game with player reaction, coaches’ press conferences, expert analysis and extended highlights.

The game is part of a full evening of Pistons programming on FSN Detroit:
7:00 PM – Spotlight: Tayshaun Prince
7:30 PM – Spotlight: Chauncey Billups
8:00 PM – Pistons Insider
8:30 PM – Pistons Live, Pregame (Live)
9:00 PM – Game 3, Pistons at Bulls (Live)
11:30 PM – Pistons Live, Postgame (Live)

 

Baseball broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell returns to the booth Thursday, May 24 as guest commentator on FSN Detroit’s telecast of the Detroit Tigers-Los Angeles Angels game at Comerica Park. Coverage begins at 12:30 PM with Tigers Live, followed by the 1:00 PM game.

FSN has an encore presentation of the game that evening at 7:00. Harwell is subbing for FSN analyst Rod Allen who will be in Arizona to attend the high school graduation of his son, Andrew.

Harwell, who retired following the 2002 season after 42 years of broadcasting Tigers games, will work alongside FSN play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba. This marks the second time Harwell has pinch-hit for Allen – the first was June 1, 2003 when the Tigers hosted the New York Yankees. That day began with Roger Clemens’ attempt at career victory No. 300, but turned into what remains the longest game in Comerica Park history (10-9 Yankees victory in 17 innings).

Harwell has long been a member of the FSN Detroit family, continuing to provide historical vignettes on each episode of Tigers Weekly (Saturdays at 11:30 AM). He did play-by-play on several FSN Tigers telecasts in 1998 and has contributed to other Tigers-related programming.

The 89-year-old Harwell, who entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981 as the recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, made guest appearances on radio and television broadcasts last fall during the Tigers trip to the American League playoffs and World Series, as well as the 2005 All-Star Game at Comerica Park.

 

As a result of recent time changes and the announcement of makeup games, the Detroit Tigers 2007 television schedule has undergone the following revisions:

Tomorrow, May 17th, at 12:30pm, FSN Detroit will air the game originally scheduled to be played this evening against Boston. That game was wiped out due to rain. The fourth game of the series will be played at 7:00pm tomorrow on FSN, as originally scheduled.

The Saturday May 26th game against Cleveland and the Saturday June 23rd game against Atlanta have been moved from 7:00pm to 3:55pm to accommodate coverage by FOX which has added the games to its FOX Saturday Baseball Game of the Week schedule. The games had been scheduled to air on FSN Detroit.

The Saturday June 16th game at Philadelphia has been moved from 3:55pm to 7:00pm and will air on FSN Plus instead of FOX.

Also, coverage for two makeup games have been announced:

On Tuesday, July 24th the Tigers will play the Chicago White Sox in a day/night doubleheader. The added day game will air at 2:00pm on FSN Detroit in addition to the regularly scheduled night game at 8:00pm.

Toronto will visit Detroit on Monday Sept. 10 at 7:00pm on FSN Detroit, making good on the postponement from the opening week of the season.

 

Baseball broadcast legend Ernie Harwell will be in the Tigers television broadcast booth for two consecutive games this week while substituting for color analyst Rod Allen. In addition to the previously announced Thursday, May 24th game (1:00pm, replay at 7:00pm) against the Los Angeles Angels, Harwell will also fill in on the Friday, May 25th broadcast at 7:00pm against the Cleveland Indians. Regular analyst Rod Allen is missing the games to be in Arizona for his son Andrew's high school graduation. Mario Impemba will continue to handle the play-by-play.

 

The 29th Annual Michigan Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in television, were presented on June 16 in Detroit. Both Fox Sports Net Detroit and Michigan Television (WFUM-TV 28 Flint) were awarded five Emmy's each from the Michigan Chapter of National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences. The Emmy is a distinct honor awarded to TV professionals. Judges, representing Emmy selection committees in other parts of the country, scored the Michigan nominations based on content, creativity and execution of work.

 

Once again WDIV TV Channel 4 is scheduled (weather permitting) to bring home live coverage of one of metro Detroit’s biggest events as the exclusive home of The Target Fireworks.

Live coverage of the annual spectacular event presented by The Parade Company begins at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. In addition, the Local 4 telecast of The Target Fireworks will once again be offered as live streaming video to viewers all around the world on the station’s website, ClickOnDetroit.com.

Local 4’s Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian and Chuck Gaidica host the two-hour The Target Fireworks live special from the site of the exclusive rooftop celebration overlooking the Detroit River.

The night kicks off at 9 p.m. with Local 4’s Super Singer competition, showing off five of the area’s best singing talents in the local tradition that started long before American Idol became a hit. This year’s Super Singer judges include Ty Treadway, soap star and host of the new game show, “Merv Griffins’s Crosswords,” coming to Local 4’s daytime lineup this fall; Yvan Pedneault, star of the Toronto production of “We Will Rock You”; and Ama Daetz, Local 4 News morning co-anchor.

This year’s Super Singer contestants are Corey Roberts, 18, of Troy; Maurice Jacobs, 35, of Detroit; Bianca Tyson, 27, of Ypsilanti; Mariah Wallace, 15, of Metamora and Laura Rodriguez, 22, of Ypsilanti. For the first time this year, home viewers can cast their vote for their favorite contestant by premium SMS text message voting during the live fireworks show.

The grand prize for the Super Singer winner is a trip for two to Las Vegas to attend a Justin Timberlake concert. One lucky viewer at home will also have the chance to win the Las Vegas / Justin Timberlake concert trip by voting for their favorite Super Singer during the Local 4 broadcast.

Plus, in another big finale after the fireworks, the Michigan Lottery will be giving away two-million dollars live on the air during The Target Fireworks broadcast on Local 4. In this Grand Prize Drawing, two-million dollars will be awarded to one of five finalists who were pre-selected from instant ticket players.

 

On Wednesday, July 4, the Detroit Tigers host the Cleveland Indians in a game televised by FSN Detroit. The Independence Day telecast is billed as the second annual FSN / Tigers Fourth of July Celebration, filled with many special features and presented with limited commercials thanks to the sponsorship of Marathon Oil.

Live coverage begins at 6:30 PM with Tigesr Live Pregame, followed by the Tigers-Indians at 7:00 PM. Tigers Live following the game will include the patriotic fireworks display at Comerica Park.

During select between-inning breaks, FSN is providing a series of vignettes featuring players and young fans talking about what Independence Day means to them and the freedoms Americans enjoy. Also to be included in the telecast are mini-documentaries about the significance of July 4th in America’s history and culture, narrated by Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell.

“Baseball and the Fourth of July are emblematic of summertime in our country,” said Greg Hammaren, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FSN Detroit. “We are proud to partner with the Tigers and Marathon to provide fans this celebration of our national pastime.”

The game is also being shown on Armed Forces Television, available to U.S. military
personnel serving outside the continental United States.

 

Upper Midwest Broadcasting reports that the simulcast of WBUP TV 10 Marquette and WBKP TV 5 Calumet has ended with WBKP now carrying programming from CW+, a 24-hour service that carries shows from the CW network along with syndicated programs. WBKP first signed on in 1996 to become Marquette's ABC affiliate and was paired with WBUP in 2003. The move to CW+ will likely result in the addition of WBKP to cable systems across the area where the station can be viewed over the air at a minimum.

 

Fred Trost, longtime host of the popular hunting and fishing show, “Michigan Outdoors,” died Wednesday. Trost, 61, of Lansing, died of a rare lung condition after spending several weeks in Sparrow Hospital and the University of Michigan Medical Center, said his son, Zachary Trost of East Lansing. “I’ve had people come up to me over the past few weeks and say, ‘I learned fishing from your father,’ ‘I learned how to skin a fish from your father,’ ‘Your father made me passionate about the outdoors,’” Zachary Trost said. He said his dad could be controversial at times. “He always said what was on his mind and he didn’t care who he upset if he was passionate about something,” he said. Fred Trost was the longtime host and producer of “Michigan Outdoors,” a show focused on hunting and fishing and broadcast on public television across the state, until legal troubles led to his departure from the program in 1992... Read entire article, (Lansing State Journal)

 

The Detroit Pistons announced their 2007-08 local television schedule with 75 of the team’s regular-season games being televised by FSN Detroit, My TV20 and WDIV-TV. FSN and TV20 will also combine to air five of the Pistons’ eight preseason games. Including the three exclusive ABC telecasts and four Turner Sports exclusive telecasts as part of the NBA’s national television schedule, all of Detroit’s 82 regular-season games will be available on television.

“Once again every regular season game will be available to our fans,” said Pete Skorich, Executive Vice President of Broadcasting and Multimedia for the Pistons. “The Pistons are committed to broadcasting a large portion of our games in High Definition. With our pre-game, expanded post-game coverage and additional Pistons programming, our 50th season in Detroit will be well documented and exciting to watch.”

Beginning their 11th season of broadcasting Pistons games, FSN Detroit will televise the most Pistons games for the second consecutive season - 37 regular season and three preseason contests, two of which will be aired on FSN PLUS... Pistons Press Release (Wed, 8/29)

 

Statewide: Newsmakers Sept 14, 2007

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Grand Rapids Press:

John Keating has come a long way from his days as Steve Knight. Keating, an original member of the FSN Detroit lineup, started his broadcasting career with the Grand Valley State University student radio station, working his way up from broadcaster to station manager. That eventually led to a weekend gig with WZZR-FM in Grand Rapids, which today is WLHT. But the station already had an on-air talent named John, so Keating was rechristened with the stage name Steve Knight. It wasn't exactly the start Knight, er, Keating expected. "(The station manager) just gave me this name and said, 'Welcome to radio,' " Keating said. The moniker followed him to WZZM-TV, where he worked as a weekend sports anchor. It wasn't until Keating moved to a Denver TV station in the mid-1980s that he regained his birth name. Keating returned to Michigan about a decade later when "the planets aligned" and a position opened at PASS, which later was absorbed by FSN Detroit. Keating has hosted Tigers and Red Wings pregame shows ever since for FSN Detroit, celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month... FSN'S Keating got his start at Grand Valley (Fri, 9/14)

 

More than half of the 2007-08 FSN Detroit telecast schedule for the Red Wings and Pistons will also be presented in high-definition on FSN HD.

FSN’s 70-game Red Wings schedule includes 36 in high-def (32 home, 4 away). The network’s 37-game Pistons lineup includes 21 televised in HD (20 home, 1 away). The combined 57 HD telecasts are available on FSN HD, made available by the following cable and satellite providers:

• Comcast – Ch. 201 (metro Detroit, Flint/Saginaw and West Michigan)
• Bright House Networks – Ch. 232 (western Detroit suburbs)
• WOW! – Ch. 220 (Detroit suburbs)
• Charter – Ch. 791 (in areas throughout Michigan where HD service is available)
• Buckeye – Ch. 643 (Toledo)
• DIRECTV – Ch. 95 or 96 (Detroit spot beam)
• Dish Network – Ch. 380 (entire FSN Detroit footprint)

FSN Detroit is the largest provider of local events in high-def, currently delivering approximately 120 HD games annually among the Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers. Viewers receiving FSN HD also will see selected college football and basketball games televised nationally by FSN during the fall and winter months.

The complete Red Wings and Pistons telecast schedules are available at www.foxsports.com/detroit.

 

TV: Newsmakers Oct 26, 2007

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Grand Rapids Press:

Ken Daniels always has loved hockey. Fortunately, he also loves talking about hockey. Growing up in Toronto, Daniels started playing at the age of 7, first as a goaltender with friends in street hockey, and then as a winger on his pee-wee team. He was a big Bobby Orr fan, but knew he probably didn't have the size to reach the NHL. If Daniels then only suspected that his future might not be as a hockey player, Mike Keenan dealt him a harsh dose of reality. Keenan was Daniels' coach while the current Calgary Flames coach who won a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994 was working as a history and physical education teacher early in his career. "One game he pulled me, and when I skated to the bench, he said, 'You should stick with broadcasting,' " Daniels said. " 'Because you have no chance of a playing career.' " Fortunately, Daniels also grew up listening to late-night games on a radio he would hide beneath his pillow. If he couldn't find a Maple Leafs game, he would tune in to games featuring the Boston Bruins or St. Louis Blues... Red Wings announcer at home in booth (Fri, 10/26)

 

TV: Newsmakers Oct 29, 2007

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Detroit News:

Now here's a Christmas gift idea: a cute-as-a-bug 5-inch TV. As the Circuit City ad says, the TV "makes it easy to take entertainment on the road." But it will be cute only until Feb. 17, 2009, when its little screen will go blank. To make the set work after that, the owner will need a digital converter box and a place to plug it in, making entertainment on the road not so easy. Circuit City does warn consumers that the set's analog tuner will stop working after that date, after which federal law requires broadcasters to send only digital signals in order to free up electromagnetic spectrum for use by emergency responders and other interests. For Americans who have TVs without built-in digital tuners -- including all sets sold before 1998 -- the coming conversion to digital television, or DTV, may be confusing. To continue watching TV after Feb. 17, 2009, viewers will have to have a set with a digital tuner, pay for cable or satellite service, or get a converter box to switch analog signals to digital... Pitfalls seen in TV's digital transition

 

Half-hour special to commerate Fox Sport Net Detroit's 10th Anniversary with “A Decade of Memories”- a count down of the regional sports networks top 10 games/programs.

FSN Detroit caps its first decade on the regional sports scene by counting down the network’s 10 most memorable games and programs in a half-hour presentation that is set to premiere on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10:00 PM (or immediately following that night’s coverage of Red Wings hockey). Other prominent air times are Sun. Dec. 16, 3:00 & 10:30 PM; Tue. Dec. 18, 7:30 PM; Sun. Dec. 23, 9:00 PM; Tue.Dec. 25, 2:00 PM; Thu. Dec. 27, 7:30 PM; Sat. Dec. 29, 6:30 PM; and Mon. Dec. 31, 10:00 PM.

FSN’s top 10 games/programs were selected in part by viewer voting conducted from September-November at BelleTire.com. The featured topics are recounted by FSN announcers and reporters involved in the original coverage, including Ryan Field, Trevor Thompson, Shireen Saski, John Keating, Matt Shepard, Mario Impemba, Greg Kelser, Ken Daniels, Mickey
Redmond, Rod Allen and special memories from Ernie Harwell. The special is hosted by Mickey York.

Here is the countdown for FSN Detroit's 10th Anniversary A Decade of Memories:

#10 – Sports World Comes to Detroit (2004-06): The FSN team worked in overdrive as some of the world’s biggest sporting events came to Detroit, resulting in live, expanded coverage from the site of the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills, the 2005 MLB All-Star Game at Comerica Park and Super Bowl XL in February 2006 at Ford Field.

#9 – The Cold War (October 6, 2001): FSN provided exclusive coverage of the historic outdoor hockey game – dubbed “The Cold War” -- at Spartan Stadium. Michigan State and Michigan played to a 3-3 tie in front of 74,454 fans, setting an all-time hockey record.

#8 - NBA Champs (June 15 & 17, 2004): FSN was on hand for the post-game celebration and subsequent parade and rally after the Pistons knocked off the Los Angeles Lakers to capture their third NBA title.

#7 - Last Game for a Legend (September 29, 2002): As part of its Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays telecast, FSN simulcast the final half-inning of radio play-by-play by retiring Hall of Fame announcer Ernie Harwell. After the game, Harwell joins announcers Mario Impemba and Kirk Gibson for an emotional interview.

#6 - Wings Celebrate Cup on DSR (June 13 & 17, 2002): The Detroit Sports Report provided 90 minutes of coverage following the Red Wings Stanley Cup-clinching victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. On June 17, FSN and WJBK (FOX 2) combine resources to provide live coverage of the Red Wings victory parade and rally in downtown Detroit.

#5 - Red Wings Raise Stanley Cup Banner (October 16, 1998): FSN televised its first Red Wings home opener as the team raised its 1997-98 Stanley Cup championship banner prior to a game vs. the St. Louis Blues.

#4 - Justin’s Gem (June 12, 2007): Mario Impemba and Rod Allen provided the call on Justin Verlander’s 4-0 no-hitter over the Milwaukee Brewers, the first no-hitter at Comerica Park and the first for the Tigers since 1984.

#3 - Goodbye Old Gal (September 27, 1999): FSN presented a live one-hour special, Tiger Stadium: We’ll Remember, shortly after the final out is recorded on the closing day of the old ballpark.

#2 – Tigers Snap Playoff Drought (Spring/Summer/Fall 2006): The magical 2006 season of the Detroit Tigers saw them make the playoffs for the first time since 1987. FSN Detroit’s wall-to-wall coverage was highlighted by 112 game telecasts, including Sept. 24 when the Tigers clinched a playoff spot at Kansas City. The network’s signature postgame coverage continued into the postseason, including the rousing celebrations following series-clinching victories in the ALDS and ALCS.

#1 - Yzerman Jersey Retirement Ceremony (January 2, 2007): FSN provided uninterrupted coverage of the stirring ceremony at Joe Louis Arena to retire the No. 19 jersey of former Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman.


FSN Detroit, which launched in September 1997, is delivered to 3.2 million cable and satellite households throughout Michigan and portions of Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana. The regional network is home to approximately 300 live local events per year among the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons, Shock, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and Michigan High School Athletic Association championship events.

 

Television: Newsmakers Dec 23, 2007

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Broadcasting & Cable:

House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell has asked top cable operator Comcast to rethink moving public, educational and government (PEG) channels to the digital tier in some Michigan communities. Dingell (D-Mich.) called "very troubling" news that some of his constituents and other Michiganders aregoing to have to install a set-top box and eventually pay a monthly fee if they want to receive the PEG channels. In a letter to Comcast Chairman Brian Roberts Friday, Dingell said he was concerned about what he said was Comcast's decision to move the PEG channels... Dingell asks Comcast to rethink PEG policy (Fri, 12/21)

 

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