PHOENIX COYOTES TEAM WITH AZ-TV ON A MULTI-YEAR DEAL
TO BROADCAST COYOTES GAMES STARTING THIS FALL
The NHL Phoenix Coyotes and AZ-TV announced that they have reached agreement on a multi-year partnership making AZ-TV (KAZT, Channel 27/Cable 13/Direct TV 7) the over the air broadcast home for the Coyotes.
"This new partnership with AZ-TV allows us to present the best schedule of Coyotes games in conjunction with FSN Arizona," said Coyotes Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Bucek. "AZ-TV's distribution throughout Arizona allows us to televise our games to hockey fans across much of the state."
KAZT station General Manager Ron Bergamo added, "As a station with a strong commitment to sports, we're thrilled to have the Coyotes on AZ-TV. New ownership, some big player signings...it all shapes up to be a great season for the team, and we're happy to welcome them to their new broadcast home."
The Coyotes' deal with AZ-TV is a multi-season pact, and will bring more than 20 games per season live to the more than 1.6 million homes statewide that receive AZ-TV over the air, on cable and on satellite. Play-by-play announcer Curt Keilback and color analyst Darren Pang will be back to call all of the action.
"There's terrific momentum at AZ-TV," said Michael Hagerty, the station's Director of Programming and Promotion. "Our ratings are growing constantly with the addition of programming that appeals to young adults and the Coyotes not only fit where we're going demographically, they add a new dimension and excitement." For the 2006-2007 season, AZ-TV has already announced the addition of According To Jim, Married...With Children, and Cheers to its daily lineup.
The schedule of games airing on AZ-TV will be determined and announced in the next few weeks.