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Stars Announce 2010-11 Television Schedule

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

FRISCO, Tex. -- The Dallas Stars announced today the National Hockey League club’s local television schedule for the 2010-11 regular season. All 82 games will be televised in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market and, for the first time ever, all will be offered in high-definition.

“We are very excited about providing our fans all 82 Dallas Stars games for local television with every one of them offered in HD,” said Stars Executive Vice President Geoff Moore. “I’d like to thank our great partners - Jon Heidtke of FOX Sports Southwest and Gary Schneider of CBS 11 and TXA 21 - in working together with us to make that happen. Along with Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, we have an ‘all star line up’ for our viewing and listening public. With Ralph and Razor again calling the action, we look forward to a great broadcast season for the Dallas Stars.”

FOX Sports Southwest returns for its 18th season of carrying Stars telecasts, with 62 regular season games scheduled to be shown on the network. Twelve of these games will be shown on FOX Sports Southwest Plus, the network's alternate channel which is carried by participating cable and satellite providers. Specific channel information for individual carriers will be announced at a later date.

FOX Sports Southwest provides quality local sports programming to over 10 million cable and satellite TV subscribers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and parts of New Mexico. The Stars’ regular season opener on Friday, Oct. 8 at New Jersey is featured on the FOX Sports Southwest schedule, as well as the club’s home opener on Oct. 14 vs. Detroit.

FOX Sports Southwest's comprehensive coverage includes "Stars Live" pre and postgame shows before and after every game, a weekly "Stars Insider" magazine show, and interview and documentary specials airing throughout the season.

Seventeen games will be broadcast locally over the air on TXA 21, which enters its first season of a four-year agreement to televise Stars games. Stars broadcasts on TXA 21 will air primarily on Saturday nights, beginning on Oct. 9 when Dallas visits the NY Islanders. Stars games on TXA 21 will include 30-minute pre and post-game coverage.

The Stars join an extensive sports lineup on TXA 21, including Texas Rangers Friday Night Baseball, Dallas Mavericks basketball, as well as Big 12 sports, SEC football and the High School Football Game of the Week. If it’s local sports in Dallas/Fort Worth, it must be 21 (  

VERSUS will exclusively televise three Stars contests: Monday, Nov. 29 at Carolina; Monday, Jan. 17 vs. Los Angeles; and Tuesday, Feb. 22 vs. New Jersey. VERSUS is the exclusive national cable home for the National Hockey League.

NBC Sports (KXAS-TV, Channel 5 in Dallas-Ft. Worth) has the option to choose from two games on the Dallas Stars local TV schedule during the spring. First introduced in 2007, the NHL on NBC will feature flexible scheduling for regular season dates on the network. NBC will have nearly two weeks in advance of a particular weekend to select which games will air. No matter what NBC decides on possibly picking up Dallas contests, all 82 Stars games will be televised locally in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket enters its second season as the flagship home of Dallas Stars hockey and will broadcast all 82 regular season contests and all playoff games, with extensive pre and post-game shows planned for most games with studio host Matt McClearin, and home post-game shows with Bob Sturm and Dan McDowell. The Ticket will also broadcast one Stars pre-season game – Sept. 30, 2010 vs. Colorado. The all-sports station broadcasts on both 1310 AM and 104.1 FM.

Forming the broadcast team for the Stars for the 15th consecutive season will be Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh. Strangis begins his 21st season as a Stars broadcaster while Reaugh will serve in his 15th season as the Stars’ color analyst.

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