The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that KSTC.TV, Channel 45 and 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will telecast five Minnesota Wild hockey games in high definition presented by Polaroid during the 2006-07 NHL season. Friday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings at 7:00 PM will mark the first-ever high definition telecast on KSTC.TV, Channel 45.
2006-07 MINNESOTA WILD OVER-THE-AIR HIGH DEFINITION SCHEDULE
|DATE ||OPPONENT ||TIME || HIGH DEFINITION CHANNEL |
| Fri. Dec. 1 ||Detroit ||7:00 PM ||45.2, Comcast 206 - St. Paul, 1610 - Minneapolis |
|Sat. Jan. 6 ||Colorado ||7:00 PM ||45.2, Comcast 206 - St. Paul, 1610 - Minneapolis |
|Sun. Feb. 25 ||Edmonton ||1:00 PM ||5.1, 45.2, Comcast 231 - St. Paul, 1050 - Minneapolis, DIRECTV 886, DISH Network 6347 |
| Sun. Mar. 11 ||Colorado || 2:00 PM ||5.1, 45.2, Comcast 231 - St. Paul, 1050 - Minneapolis, DIRECTV 886, DISH Network 6347 |
|Sat. Apr. 7 ||St. Louis || 7:00 PM ||45.2, Comcast 206 - St. Paul, 1610 - Minneapolis |
To watch the game in high definition on 5.1 or 45.2, fans will need an antenna and a high definition receiver. Comcast subscribers can watch Channel 45 in high definition on channel 206 in St. Paul and channel 1610 in Minneapolis provided you have Digital cable and have high definition television. In addition, Comcast subscribers can watch 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in high definition on channel 231 in St. Paul and 1050 in Minneapolis. On DIRECTV, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS can be viewed in high definition on channel 5 or 886 provided you have a high definition receiver, dish and television. DISH Network offers 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in high definition on channel 5 or 6347 provided you have a high definition receiver, dish and television.
KSTC.TV, Channel 45, the Twin Cities only independent television station, is in its second season as the exclusive over-the-air broadcast partner of the Minnesota Wild. Channel 45 delivers the best in local sports action to area viewers. Key franchise games include Big Ten basketball and football, Minnesota State High School League Championship Tournaments, the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, Saint Paul Saints baseball and the fast-paced action of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. Reaching more than 1.6 million television homes, KSTC.TV, Channel 45 is also available on cable channel 12 and is carried on DIRECTV and DISH Network satellite systems.
All Minnesota Wild telecasts feature play-by-play announcer Dan Terhaar and color analyst Mike Greenlay.
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