“WHALE TV” CHANGES COURSE

Connecticut WhaleWHALE ANNOUNCES “WHALE TVSCHEDULE CHANGES

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Three Live Telecasts to Air on CPTV Sports

Whalers Sports & Entertainment (WSE) announced today a revised “Whale TV” telecast schedule for the Connecticut Whale.

The dates of the three remaining live games on the five-game Whale television schedule, which is presented by Webster Bank, have been changed, and the telecasts have been moved to CPTV Sports.

“This is a natural expansion of our growing relationship with CPTV,” said Mark Willand, WSE senior vice-president of business operations.  “With this arrangement, we have the ability to broadcast replays of the games, create pre-game and post-game shows and produce a high-quality live broadcast.  In addition, CPTV’s significant reach will ensure that most of our fans can enjoy these live games.

“With Hartford AHL hockey having been off the television airwaves for over five years, this major growth of our TV efforts has been exciting and rewarding.  However, we’ve also had to make a few adjustments as we continue to learn what works best for this marketplace.  We are excited to be able to bring five live games to the Hartford market and we hope to expand this TV schedule in 2012-13 and beyond.”

Two Whale telecasts have already aired on WCCT-TV, and the three planned WCCT games that remained have been switched to CPTV Sports.  The new CPTV Sports telecast dates are:

All three of these XL Center games face off at 7:00 PM.

CPTV Sports already carries a “Whale TV Replay” game of the week each Tuesday night at 7:00, and the Whale TV package also includes eight re-broadcasts on Comcast’s Xfinity on Demand.  CPTV Sports is available on Comcast cable channels 185, 187 and 744 and on the Cox Communications cable system channel 144.

Tickets to all 2011-12 Whale home games are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, as well as on-line at CTWhale.com and through TicketMaster Charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Save on your tickets, and get the best seats, with a ticket plan for the Whale’s 2011-12 AHL campaign, which are on sale now. For information on season seats and mini plans, visit CTWhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 728-3366 to talk with an account executive today.

The AHL’s Connecticut Whale is operated by Whalers Sports and Entertainment, a Hartford-based sports marketing and event firm founded by Howard Baldwin and Howard Baldwin, Jr..  The team is the top player-development affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers.

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