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Fox Sports Pittsburgh
FSN Pittsburgh
Launched 1986 (as KBL)
Network Fox Sports Net
Owned by DirecTV Sports Networks
Slogan Bring the game to you
Country United States
Broadcast area Pittsburgh and all of Western, Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, all of West Virginia except the eastern panhandle counties (metro D.C.), eastern and southeastern Ohio, western Maryland and the extreme eastern counties of Kentucky (see Armstrong Group Cable)
Nationally via Satellite
Formerly called KBL (1986–1994)
Prime Network (1994–1996)
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh (1996–2004)
Website http://pittsburgh.fsninsider.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV 659
Dish Network 428 (SD+HD for selected programming)
Cable
Available on select cable systems Check local listings for channels

FSN Pittsburgh is a regional sports network owned and operated by DirecTV Sports Networks. FSN Pittsburgh started out as KBL, which was owned by Prime Network. It was a network of Prime SportsChannel America when Prime and SportsChannel America merged. In 1996, Fox Sports Net bought out Prime SportsChannel and changed KBL to FSN Pittsburgh.

In 2006, News Corporation gave FSN Pittsburgh to Liberty Media, in a stock swap between the two companies of the DirecTV stock.

On May 4, 2009, DirecTV Group Inc. said it would become a part of Liberty's entertainment unit, part of which would then be spun off as a separate company called DirecTV which would own FSN Pittsburgh.[1]

Contents

Sports

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Professional

College

High School

  • WPIAL High School Football

Regions Served

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FSN Pittsburgh serves western and central Pennsylvania as well as Northeastern Pennsylvania with the popularity of the Pittsburgh Penguins farmteam in Scranton, all of West Virginia, Chautauqua County, New York, western Maryland, eastern and southeastern Ohio. (see Armstrong Group Cable)

Programming

National programming

From Fox Sports Net:

Exclusive programming

  • Pittsburgh Pirates live broadcasts
    • Pregame and postgame shows
    • Pirates Instant Replay - replayed broadcasts
    • Inside Pirates Baseball
  • Pittsburgh Penguins live broadcasts
    • Pregame and postgame shows
    • Penguins Rewind - replayed broadcasts
    • Inside Penguins Hockey

Former programming

  • Savran on SportsBeat, hosted by Stan Savran was the longest-running sports show in Pittsburgh. It first aired on March 11, 1991, with the final airing on July 13, 2009 after being cancelled the week before.
  • Pittsburgh Sports Tonight
  • Pirates/Steelers On The Line, A call in show hosted by Rob King.
  • The Edzo Show, featuring former Penguins head coach Eddie Olczyk. The show changed it's name back to "Inside Penguins Hockey" after Olczyk was fired by the Penguins on December 15, 2005

Weekday Afternoon Cartoon Block (1994–1996)

Personalities

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Pirates

Anchors/Reporters

Former Anchors/Reporters

References

External links


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