Liberty Sports Group today announced that the company has transitioned its three regional sports networks to broadcast full-time in high definition. FSN Northwest, FSN Pittsburgh, FSN Rocky Mountain (and sub-region FSN Utah) combined deliver more than 900 events per year featuring the Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Penguins, Utah Jazz, Pac 10, Big 12, Big East and more.
A leading provider of sports programming and production in all three regions of the country, the move by Liberty Sports Group reinforces its commitment to viewers by offering expanded high definition coverage and an improved viewing experience.
“We have moved in to an era where applying new technologies to our daily routines is no longer unique, it is essential; so local sports television can’t afford to be behind the curve in meeting the demands of our viewers,” said Mark Shuken, President and CEO of Liberty Sports Group. “Sports fans and television experts alike agree that game action is the absolute best application of the high-definition technology and so we’ve married what our regional sports networks do best with the best format in which to present them.”
Liberty Sports Group is offering the HD channels to all cable and satellite distribution partners in every region to ensure that as many fans as possible receive the three RSN’s complete HD offering. The networks have already worked with many local cable operators to secure technology that would enable what was a part-time, event-based HD channel to transition to an around-the-clock high definition programming viewing experience.
Liberty Sports Group is comprised of three regional sports networks, including FSN Northwest, FSN Pittsburgh and FSN Rocky Mountain . The three networks combined reach more than 8.5 million viewers across 17 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 23 professional and collegiate teams.
Liberty Sports Group is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Entertainment Group (Nasdaq: LMDIA).
Source: Liberty Sports Group
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