CPTV Sports To Broadcast Sun Games

HARTFORD, Conn. (May 14, 2014) – CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, is pleased to announce that it will air live coverage of a number of the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun games from the Sun’s 2014 season.

Beginning Sunday, May 18, when the Connecticut Sun take on the Minnesota Lynx, CPTV Sports will broadcast Connecticut Sun games taking place across the nation. The complete schedule of games that will air live on CPTV Sports is as follows:

• Sunday, May 18 at 5 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx
• Wednesday, May 21 at 12:30 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky
• Friday, May 30 at 8:30 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Chicago Sky
• Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at New York Liberty
• Saturday, July 5 at 8 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Tulsa Shock
• Thursday, July 10 at 12 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Indiana Fever
• Tuesday, July 15 at 3 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Seattle Storm
• Thursday, July 17 at 10 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Phoenix Mercury
• Tuesday, July 29 at 12 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Atlanta Dream
• Friday, August 1 at 8 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at San Antonio Stars
• Sunday, August 3 at 3:30 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at Los Angeles Sparks
• Friday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m. – Connecticut Sun at New York Liberty

“CPTV Sports is thrilled to continue its relationship with the Connecticut Sun,” said Bob Yalen, director of CPTV Sports. “We have been airing Connecticut Sun games since 2012, and we believe the Sun is one of the premier professional sports teams in Connecticut. We look forward to bringing all basketball fans the best in WNBA action as the Sun pursue their first league title.”

“We are really happy to be working with CPTV Sports again,” Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said. “It’s exciting to be able to give our fans the opportunity to watch 12 road games.”

The first independently owned WNBA franchise, the Connecticut Sun have been one of the most successful teams in the league, having qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in eight of its 11 years in Connecticut, with two trips to the WNBA Finals.

CPTV Sports is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor Columbia Dental and exclusive radio partners 97-9 ESPN and Fox Sports Radio 1410.

CPTV Sports is available on Comcast cable channel 966 (with Comcast Danbury, Bethel and Ridgefield on channel 256); Cox Communications cable channel 805; Cablevision channel 139; Charter channel 223; Thames Valley channel 87 and MetroCast Channel 418. The channel is also available digitally over the air at channels 24.3 (Hartford), 49.3 (Bridgeport), 53.3 (Norwich) and 65.3 (New Haven). CPTV Sports will be available on AT&T U-Verse fall 2014.

About CPTV Sports
A not-for-profit channel owned and managed by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), CPTV Sports is Connecticut's only 24-hour local sports network broadcasting Connecticut high school, college and professional sports. CPTV Sports brings viewers games from the state's high schools, including live coverage of CIAC state championships, and coverage from Yale, Sacred Heart, CCSU and other state universities. Professional and semi-professional teams such as the Connecticut Sun (WNBA basketball), New Britain Rock Cats (MiLB baseball), CFC Azul (PDL soccer), and the Connecticut Wildcats (AMNRL rugby) give viewers a chance to see the best professional competition in the state, while coverage of unique events such as horse show jumping, Little League baseball, auto racing, roller derby, bowling, women's fast-pitch softball, dog shows, robotics, spelling bees, CSL soccer, and the Nutmeg State Games provides a broad range of competitions throughout the state. For additional information, visit www.CPTVSports.org.

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. For more information, visit CPTV.org.