Friday, March 12, 2010

No Television for the Stars VS. Avalanche

News Release from the Dallas Stars Website:

Sunday's Dallas Stars home game vs. Colorado was not picked up by NBC and unfortunately will not be televised in the local D/FW Area. The Stars tried to get it picked up by a local carrier, but the team was unsuccessful in finding a broadcast home. The Dallas Stars Philosophy is to attempt in getting every game televised and that philosophy continues moving forward.

Here are some notes around the unfortunate end to a fairly impressive television streak.

To give fans an idea, roughly half of the league's 30 teams in the league televise every game this season; it was about 10 teams back in 2000-2001 (DAL, NYR, DET, COL, BUF, PHI, BOS, MTL, OTT and maybe one or two others). Notables that do not televise every game this season: MIN, LA, ANA, CGY, VAN.

The Stars will snap a streak of of 1,101 games (including playoffs) televised in DFW this Sunday VS. Colorado (2PM). Among them, 974 came in the regular season, while 127 were in the playoffs. This streak began with the final five games of the 1996-1997 season and will end in the Stars 67th game of the season VS. L.A. this Friday. The Stars televised every game for 11 straight seasons (1997-1998 through 2008-2009). Most of these contests were televised on either FSN Southwest or My27, while others coming on VS., NBC, KDFW-TV, ESPN, EPSN2, ABC and Fox.

The Last Stars game not to be televised in D/FW was on April 4, 1997 against Anaheim.

NHL Center Ice Customers in the D/FW Area will be able to access Sunday's game via the Colorado Feed. The NHL has lifted its blackout for this contest since there is no local feed.

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