CPTV Sports Announces Game and Program Highlights for April 8-14

Release Date: 04/05/2013

 HARTFORD, Conn. (April 5, 2013) – CPTV Sports is Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school sports, college match-ups, professional sports competitions and more.

For April 8-14, CPTV Sports’ program highlights include:

Monday, April 8

7 p.m.               Girls High School Softball: Jonathan Law at Mercy

9 p.m.               CT FIRST Robotics Competition

Tuesday, April 9

6:30 p.m.           Beyond the Beat: Special Final Four Edition from New Orleans

This week’s special one-hour edition of Beyond the Beat is taped at the Final Four in New Orleans. Host Joe Zone and a roundtable of the state’s sportwriters discuss the NCAA Final Four for both the women and the men.

7:30 p.m.           AHL Hockey: TBA at Connecticut Whale

Wednesday, April 10

7 p.m.               CIAC Boys High School Hockey Division 11 Finals: East Catholic vs. Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe

9:30 p.m.           CIAC Boys Basketball Class S Finals: Weaver vs. Granby

Thursday, April 11

7 p.m.               Women’s College Lacrosse: Princeton at Yale

9 p.m.               Women’s College Softball: Fairfield at Yale (Game 1)

10:30 p.m.         Women’s College Softball: Fairfield at Yale (Game 2)

Friday, April 12

7 p.m.               Boys High School Lacrosse: Avon at Conard

8:30 p.m.           Boys High School Lacrosse: East Lyme at Guilford

Saturday, April 13

7 p.m.               TBA

Sunday, April 14

7 p.m.               TBA

CPTV Sports is available on Comcast cable channel 966; 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).

High school sports, CIAC championship games, Beyond the Beat and GameTime are sponsored by Connecticut Lighting Centers and Restoration Lighting Gallery. High school basketball games are made possible in part by the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at UConn Health Center, while the CT National Guard is our partner in presenting live college and high school competitions. Xavier High School football games are sponsored by Connecticut Rental Center.

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 competitions from more than 40 schools and organizations, including the Connecticut Sun, New Britain Rock Cats, University of Hartford, Central Connecticut State University and the state university system. CPTV Sports also brings viewers coverage of unique sporting events like Connecticut and PDL Soccer Leagues, Connecticut Whale hockey, auto racing, roller derby, bowling, women’s fast pitch softball, ultimate frisbee, dog shows and spelling bees. 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 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. For more information, visit cptv.org

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