Sun Sports To Offer High-Definition Miami HEAT Game Telecasts

SUNRISE, October 27 – Continuing to expand viewing enhancements for Florida sports fans, Sun Sports, a Fox owned and managed regional sports network, is bringing high-definition telecasts of 20 Miami HEAT home games to area HD cable and satellite subscribers starting next month.

The first locally produced HD telecast is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7, when the NBA Champion Miami HEAT host the Seattle SuperSonics at 7:30pm (ET). Pre- and post-game coverage will also be available in HD. Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino and Jason Jackson provide the commentary.

The HD HEAT telecasts will be made available to Sun Sports’ cable and satellite affiliates in South Florida (HEAT TV territory). Viewers should check with their cable/satellite provider for the HD channel number and availability in their area.

Over the course of the 2006-07 seasons, the 18 Fox-owned and operated regional sports networks are planning to produce nearly 900 live HD events, featuring more than 2,500 hours of programming, making them one of the nation’s most significant producers of local HD sports programming.

Participating cable and satellite providers offer this enhanced package of high-def Miami HEAT games to their HD customers at no additional charge. Sun Sports and these providers also continue to offer standard-definition telecasts of each of these games to customers as part of the core Sun Sports regional service distributed throughout the South Florida region.

“With the addition of the Miami HEAT in HD this season, we are now providing high-definition coverage of all six of our professional teams on Sun Sports and FSN Florida – 173 games in total,” said Cathy Weeden, vice president and general manager of FSN Florida & Sun Sports. “Sports telecasts benefit tremendously from HD production and thanks to our team partners and our cable and satellite affiliates, we continue to expand our regional HD offerings. “

SUN SPORTS MIAMI HEAT 2006-07 HD GAMES SCHEDULE

Tue 11/7 7:30pm SEATTLE
Sun 11/12 8:00pm HOUSTON
Fri 11/17 7:30pm NEW YORK
Mon 11/27 7:30pm PHILADELPHIA
Wed 12/13 7:00pm PHOENIX
Mon 12/18 7:30pm NOK HORNETS
Wed 1/3 7:30pm LA CLIPPERS
Mon 1/22 7:30pm NEW YORK
Tue 1/30 7:30pm MILWAUKEE
Mon 2/5 7:30pm CHARLOTTE
Tue 2/13 7:30pm PORTLAND
Fri 3/2 8:00pm DETROIT
Mon 3/5 7:30pm ATLANTA
Wed 3/7 7:30pm CHICAGO
Fri 3/9 7:30pm MINNESOTA
Sun 3/11 6:00pm WASHINGTON
Fri 3/16 7:30pm SACRAMENTO
Sun 3/18 6:00pm ORLANDO
Mon 3/26 7:30pm ATLANTA
Mon 4/16 7:30pm BOSTON

Schedule Subject to Change.

Sun Sports Miami HEAT 2006-07 HD Schedule

Providing the very best in regional/local sports programming targeted to sports fans across Florida, Sun Sports and FSN Florida are both owned and managed by Fox Sports Networks. Sun Sports is available in more than 6 million cable and satellite homes across the state and carries games and events featuring the NBA's Orlando Magic and Miami HEAT, the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida State University, the University of Florida, programming from the SEC conference and award-winning studio-based regional programming such as Chevy Tailgate Saturday, the Chevy Florida Fishing Report, Under the Lights and more.

FSN is the nation’s leading provider of local sports. Through its affiliates and other FNG-owned networks, FSN reaches more than 82 million homes through 25 regional networks. Based in Los Angeles, FSN owned – or affiliated regional sports networks serve as the TV home to 68 of the 82 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States. FSN produces close to 5,000 live, mostly local, events each year, including close to 900 in High Definition. For the latest up-to-the-minute sports news and opinions, visit the FOX Sports/FSN website at FOXSports.com. For Sun Sports and FSN Florida programming information, visit sunsportstv.com or fsnflorida.com.