FSN to Broadcast Storm Games This Season

June 5, 2009

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm and FSN today announced that the network will telecast five games this season, beginning with the team’s home opener vs. the Sacramento Monarchs on Sunday, June 7 at 6 p.m.

“We’re proud to announce our continued partnership with FSN this season and we look forward to working together to bring Storm basketball to fans throughout the Northwest,” said Storm CEO Karen Bryant. “The FSN partnership gives us a chance to showcase our talented roster during our 10th Anniversary season.”

Calling the action for the Storm on both FSN Northwest and Alternative Talk KKNW-AM 1150 are Dick Fain and Adia Barnes. Fain was the sideline reporter as well as fill-in play-by-play and color analyst for the Storm from 2002-2006 and was part of the broadcast team during the WNBA championship run in 2004. Former Storm player Barnes is in her third season as the team’s color analyst. The seven-year WNBA veteran spent the 2002-2004 seasons in Seattle.

Seattle Storm on FSN (all times PDT)

  • Sunday, June 7 Sacramento at Seattle, 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 21 Seattle at Phoenix, 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 28 Seattle at Los Angeles, *9 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 12 Chicago at Seattle, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 15 Detroit at Seattle, 7 p.m.
(*denotes delayed telecast)

“FSN’s long-time partnership with the Storm is an important part of the network’s commitment to provide Northwest sports fans the most comprehensive event schedule in the region,” said Mark Shuken, President & CEO of Liberty Sports Group, parent company of FSN Northwest. “The passionate fan base that the franchise has built in just 10 years is a testament not only to the quality of the product they’ve produced, but the commitment they’ve shown to this community. We are proud to be a part of this anniversary season and look forward to delivering another great year of Storm basketball on FSN.”

In addition to the five games telecast locally by FSN Northwest, two of the Storm’s games will be nationally telecast on ESPN2, including Tuesday, June 9 at Indiana and Thursday, July 9 against the Sacramento Monarchs.

On Wednesday, May 13, the WNBA announced the launch of WNBA LiveAccess, a new feature on WNBA.com that will provide Storm fans and WNBA fans alike with free access to live webcasts of games.

With the launch of WNBA LiveAccess, fans will gain free access to live webcasts of Storm games and other WNBA games. Fans around the world will be able to access live game webcasts on individual team Web sites. Some blackouts of live games will apply and all of the WNBA LiveAccess games will be archived for on-demand viewing. Storm fans are encouraged to click here for a schedule of the team’s games available via WNBA LiveAccess.

The Storm will tip off its 2009 10th Anniversary home campaign at KeyArena on Sunday, June 7 vs. the Sacramento Monarchs. Single-game tickets start as low as $14, and can be purchased by clicking here, by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX, or in person at any Ticketmaster retail location.

About FSN Northwest
FSN Northwest is the cable home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Storm, Portland Beavers, Portland Timbers, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon State Beavers and Gonzaga Bulldogs. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are also available in high definition on FSN HD - to more than 3.4 million cable and satellite homes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. FSN Northwest is a member of the Liberty Sports Group, which also includes the regional sports networks FSN Pittsburgh and FSN Rocky Mountain (and sub-region FSN Utah). The three networks combined reach more than 8.5 million viewers across 17 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 23 professional and collegiate teams. Liberty Sports Group is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Entertainment Group (Nasdaq: LMDIA). For more information, please visit www.fsninsider.com.