– Sportsnet to deliver 54 regular season Ottawa Senators games in 2013-14, more than any Canadian broadcaster –
– Schedule features six all-Canadian matchups and 17 games versus rivals in newly realigned Atlantic Division –
– Sportsnet has more hockey television coverage featuring Canadian NHL teams than any other broadcaster in Canada with more than 250 games –
TORONTO (August 22, 2013) Sportsnet today announced its 2013-14 Ottawa Senators regional broadcast schedule, featuring 54 regular season games, more than any other Canadian broadcaster. Coverage starts with the Senators season opener on Friday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. ET on Sportsnet East when they visit the Buffalo Sabres in an Atlantic Division showdown. (Click here for Sportsnet’s complete 2013-14 Senators TV broadcast schedule).
Forty-seven of Sportsnet’s regular season Senators games will air on Sportsnet East, while seven will air on the Sportsnet ONE companion channel, Sportsnet Sens.
All broadcasts will feature play-by-play announcer Dean Brown, analyst and former Stanley Cup Champion Denis Potvin and host Ian Mendes. 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 Ottawa Senators broadcast schedule include:
All season long, Sportsnet will keep fans connected to their home team first with more Senators and Canadian NHL team games on TV than any other broadcaster, in addition to unparalleled coverage on sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN and Sportsnet Mobile.
In addition to being the official regional television broadcast rights holders for the Ottawa Senators, Sportsnet is the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN).
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