Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

August 21, 2007 16:40 ET

Senators Television Schedule Features 73 Games

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2007) - The Ottawa Senators Hockey Club announced today its 73-game television broadcast schedule for the 2007-08 season. The Senators open this year's campaign in Toronto against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday, Oct. 3, which will be broadcast nationally on TSN. The following night, CBC's national Hockey Night In Canada broadcast will carry Ottawa's home-opener against Toronto. CBC's regional coverage will then showcase the Senators-New York Rangers match at Scotiabank Place on Saturday, Oct. 6.

"The 2007-08 season represents a very strong broadcast schedule for the Senators," said Senators vice-president of broadcast, Jim Steel. "With the exception of eight Saturday and Wednesday games that are exclusive for national broadcast, only one game was left unselected for regional or pay-per-view broadcast (10:30pm start in Los Angeles on March 6th). This is a great benefit to our fans as our club looks to make this upcoming season our best one yet."

Sens TV, the club's pay-per-view channel, will highlight the broadcast schedule for a second consecutive season with seven games scheduled from November to April. Details on Sens TV packages and direct-to-home satellite and cable providers will be announced at a later date.

The balance of the 66-game broadcast schedule will see 20 games on Sportsnet Ontario in the Ottawa area (channel 27 on Rogers) and on Sportsnet East (Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces), 20 games on A-Channel, with Sportsnet East simulcasting 15 games; 10 games on CBC's national Hockey Night In Canada and another 10 on its regional coverage; and six on TSN, with four as its featured Wednesday Night Game of the Week. The Senators broadcast schedule with RDS will be announced at a later date.

"The partnership between Sportsnet and the Ottawa Senators organization allows us to deliver hockey that matters to viewers in the Sportsnet East and Ottawa markets," said Doug Beeforth, President, Rogers Sportsnet. "After the thrilling playoff run by Ottawa last season we are excited to be broadcasting more Senators games than any other network."

The Senators return for a seventh consecutive season on A-Channel. The 20-game package opens on Thursday, Oct. 1, when the Carolina Hurricanes visit Scotiabank Place. Sportsnet's 20-game package begins with a Thanksgiving afternoon game on Monday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. against the New Jersey Devils.

2007-08 Ottawa Senators regular-season schedule (all times Eastern) is available at the following address: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/ottawa_eng.pdf

Note, games available exclusively on Sportsnet East are also available in Ottawa and the surrounding area on Sportsnet Ontario.

Contact Information

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    Steve Keogh, 613-599-0326
    Brian Morris, 613-599-0289