Television: Newsmakers Mar 19, 2008




Detroit Free Press:

Regional sports network FSN Detroit has signed agreements with the Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings to televise nearly all their games -- exhibition, regular season and playoff -- for at least the next decade. The restructured rights agreements give FSN an unprecedented stranglehold on Detroit's sports scene. FSN will control the rights to all telecasts not picked up by a national network. The deals begin this year, FSN officials told the Free Press. FSN will televise up to 152 Tigers games -- an increase from 134 last year -- including 103 in high-definition. ESPN or Fox are scheduled to televise the season's other 10 games... FSN hat trick: Network has deals in place with Tigers, Pistons, Wings for the next decade (Wed, 3/19)

Detroit News:

Television commercials explaining the big switch are hitting the airways, the converter boxes are on display at Best Buy and Target, and worries of glitches are mounting as America gets ready for the biggest change to television since the advent of color. Beginning Feb. 17 next year, the trusty analog signals that have brought free TV -- from familiar channels like ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS -- into tens of millions of U.S. homes for more than half a century will die. In their place will be new-and-improved digital signals that promise higher quality picture and sound and more program choices. The impact on the vast majority of U.S. households will be minimal... Signals get switched: Push is on to prevent glitches in move to digital TV (Wed, 3/19)

FSN’s networks share Saturday Wings/CCHA coverage

Following is the lineup of Red Wings and CCHA hockey coverage for Saturday, March 22
across FSN’s collection of networks:

- Red Wings at Columbus: 7:00 pm on FSN Plus, coverage begins at 6:30 with Red Wings Live
(game replay at 11:00 PM on FSN Detroit)

- CCHA Championship Game: 7:30 pm on FSN Detroit & FSN HD







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