Stars Announce 2011-12 Television Schedule
2011-12 television schedule:
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"We are thrilled to once again partner up with FOX Sports Southwest and TXA 21 to televise all 82 regular season contests for our fans,” Stars President Tony Tavares said. “The Dallas Stars, along with our media partners, have a long history of working together to bring unrivaled coverage and insight of our club – we’re excited to continue that."
FOX Sports Southwest returns for its 19th season of carrying Stars telecasts, with 60 regular season games scheduled to be shown on the network. 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. 7 vs. Chicago is featured on the FOX Sports Southwest’s schedule.
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.
TXA 21 begins its second season televising Stars games. Stars broadcasts on TXA 21 will primarily air on Saturday nights beginning on Oct. 8 when Dallas visits the Chicago Blackhawks. A total of 15 Stars games are scheduled to air on TXA 21, each including 30-minute pre- and postgame coverage.
The Stars are part of an extensive sports lineup on TXA 21, including Texas Rangers Friday Night Baseball, FC Dallas, Big 12 sports, SEC football and the High School Football Game of the Week. If it’s local sports in Dallas/Fort Worth, it’s on TXA 21. TXA 21 is online at cbsdfw.com.
VERSUS (NBC Sports Network) will exclusively televise seven Stars contests: Monday, Dec. 19 vs. Anaheim; Wednesday, Dec. 21 vs. Philadelphia; Monday, Dec. 26 at St. Louis; Tuesday, Jan. 3 vs. Detroit; Monday, Jan. 16 at St. Louis; Wednesday, Feb. 29 vs. Pittsburgh; and Tuesday, March 20 vs. Phoenix. VERSUS, the exclusive national cable home for the National Hockey League, will change its name to NBC Sports Network, effective Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.
Forming the broadcast team for the Stars for the 16th consecutive season will be Ralph Strangis and Daryl Reaugh. Strangis begins his 22nd season as a Stars broadcaster while Reaugh will serve in his 16th season as the Stars’ color analyst.