VERSUS Hypes Final Week Bonus Coverage

NEW YORK, N.Y. (April 5, 2010)-VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, has added eight additional NHL games to its schedule this week giving viewers 10 games in five nights for the final week of the 2009/10 NHL regular season.  The first of the eight bonus games will air on Tuesday, April 6, with the Colorado Avalanche at Vancouver Canucks game at 10:00 p.m. ET and the addition of the eight games brings VERSUS’ 2009/10 NHL regular season bonus game total to sixteen.

At 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 7, VERSUS will televise the Toronto Maple Leafs at New York Rangers telecast.  VERSUS’ bonus coverage continues on Thursday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. ET when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Boston Bruins.  Local blackouts apply so the home team markets will instead see the 7:30 p.m. ET Montreal Canadiens at Carolina Hurricanes telecast.  Then, at 10:30 p.m. ET, VERSUS will air coverage of the Vancouver Canucks at San Jose Sharks match-up.

VERSUS will also air an NHL telecast at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 9, but the match-up is still to-be-determined.  Due to local blackout restrictions, the teams playing in the aforementioned telecast will see a different game in its place.  Details about which games will air on VERSUS on Friday will be announced when they become available.  Following the conclusion of the 7:00 p.m. ET telecast, VERSUS will join the in-progress Chicago Blackhawks at Colorado Avalanche game.

VERSUS’ COMPLETE NHL SCHEDULE FOLLOWS:

Exclusive regularly scheduled games:

April 5                           Boston at Washington               7:00 p.m.

April 6                          Washington at Pittsburgh           7:30 p.m.

Bonus games:

April 6                           Colorado at Vancouver               10:00 p.m.

April 7                           Toronto at NY Rangers               7:00 p.m.

April 8                           Buffalo at Boston                        7:00 p.m.

April 8                           Montreal at Carolina                   7:30 p.m. (airs only in Buffalo and Boston)

April 8                           Vancouver at San Jose               10:30 p.m.

April 9                           TBD                                          7:00 p.m.

April 9                           TBD                                          7:00 p.m. (game to air in TBD markets of above game)

April 9                           Chicago at Colorado                   Joined in progress following conclusion of TBD 7:00 p.m. game

(All times are ET and due to local blackout restrictions all bonus games will not air in the team markets.)

VERSUS, the fastest growing sports cable network in the country, prides itself on super-serving passionate sports fans across all platforms (VERSUS.com, VERSUS on Demand and VERSUS HD).  Now in more than 75 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the National Hockey League (NHL), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR).  VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football and college basketball programming.  The network is home to the best outdoor programming on television and airs original programs not available anywhere else, including The Daily Line, Sports Soup and Sports Jobs with Junior Seau.  VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

2 Responses to VERSUS Hypes Final Week Bonus Coverage

  1. leafsfan1967 says:

    Is Versus using their own crew for Rangers – Leafs on Wednesday or picking up the TSN or MSG feed?

  2. kevin says:

    I hope Friday nite is Rangers/Flyers. I mean you have to show that game!!!!

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