-First Stampede Game Ever Broadcast In High Definition-

BOISE, ID, January 26, 2010 — Your Idaho Stampede will be featured on VERSUS this Saturday night when the Stampede take on the Bakersfield Jam in Boise at Qwest Arena.

VERSUS has aired two games earlier this season and will air an additional seven regular season games and six playoff games throughout 2010. All regular season and postseason games will be presented in HD. The Stampede game will be tape-delayed and will air at 9:00 pm MST.

“We are very excited to announce this new partnership with the NBA D-League and to have the opportunity to showcase the league’s future stars to a national audience,” said Marc Fein, Executive Vice President of Programming, Production and Business Operations for VERSUS. “As we do with all of our partners, we also look forward to super-serving basketball fans by surrounding the high-paced NBA D-League game action with many hours of complementary NBA programming.”

“Teaming up with VERSUS provides us with another great outlet to showcase the incredible talent of the NBA D-League throughout the season,” said Dan Reed, President of the NBA D-League. “Last season, 20 percent of NBA players had NBA D-League experience and, through this agreement with VERSUS, more fans than ever will have the opportunity to see many future NBA players in action.”

VERSUS’ NBA D-League coverage will provide fans with even more access to the game and the players including micing players and coaches during the games, in game interviews, airing locker room and pre-game, halftime and post-game speeches, and increased camera angles.

In addition to VERSUS’ 16 NBA D-League games in 2010, the network will air 25 hours of exciting NBA programming. Some of the programming will include profiles of the league’s top players as well as former iconic players and coaches. Other additional specials will highlight historic moments from recent regular seasons and playoffs. The complete schedule for the additional programming will be made available on