Time Warner Cable has announced live carriage of Rensselaer men’s hockey games for the 2007-2008 season. Working in coordination with Rensselaer, Time Warner Cable will produce and carry five games live from the Houston Field House, beginning with the Engineers’ Dec. 16 game against Miami of Ohio.
Games will appear live exclusively on Time Warner Cable’s local sports channel, Time Warner Sports, Channel 3 in most areas. Replay times will be scheduled for each game and all games will be archived on Time Warner Sports On Demand (Channel 1003), accessible to all Time Warner Cable Digital Cable customers.
The five-game schedule is:
Dec. 15, 2007 RPI vs. Miami (7 p.m.)
Jan. 11, 2008 RPI vs. Cornell (7 p.m.)
Jan. 19, 2008 RPI vs. Union (7 p.m.)
Feb. 1, 2008 RPI vs. Quinnipiac (7 p.m.)
Feb. 2, 2008 RPI vs. Princeton (Big Red Freakout! at 7 p.m.)
The games will be available to more than 400,000 Time Warner Cable customers in and around New York’s Capital Region and western Massachusetts, with potential statewide carriage of some games in other Time Warner areas across the state.
“We’re extremely grateful to the RPI community for the opportunity to provide this popular local sports content to our customers,” said Mark Loreno, president of Time Warner Cable’s Albany Division. “Together, we’re able to deliver a quality product that we know is well-received by fans, players, parents, and alumni.”
“We thank Time Warner Cable for its extended interest in our program,” said Seth Appert, head coach of the Engineers. “We’re excited to be part of a cooperative endeavor that showcases our school, our players, and our game.”
With the announcement of the on-air season schedule also came news of a new broadcast team for Rensselaer hockey. Former New Jersey Devils and Albany River Rats play-by-play announcer John Hennessey will team up with color man and Class of 2007 winger Kevin Broad to call all the action on Time Warner Sports.
“John’s experience and Kevin’s inside perspective will be the perfect complement to an already professional production package from Time Warner,” said Kevin Beattie, acting athletic director and sports information director for Rensselaer.
More information can be found on Time Warner Sports new local sports Web site, www.twcablesports.com.