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The Island Storm and Eastlink TV have partnered to bring fans across Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia up to 14 Storm home games in brilliant High Definition on Eastlink Channel 610.
The first televised game tips off on Boxing Day when the Storm welcomes the Saint John Mill Rats to Charlottetown’s Eastlink Centre for a matinee matchup. Other notable televised games include a New Year’s Eve battle against the Halifax Hurricanes, and an Islander Day tilt against the Orangeville A’s.
“We’re thrilled to work with Eastlink to broadcast 14 Storm games on Eastlink TV,” said Storm owner Duncan Shaw. “As the National Basketball League matures in Canada, increased exposure on television is critical to the growth of our league and professional basketball in Canada. Eastlink has broadcasted our games in the past so we know the outstanding job that they do so we are excited to expand our relationship.”
Michael Smith, Vice President of Eastlink TV, shares similar thoughts.
“We are pleased to continue to bring the excitement of Island Storm basketball into the living rooms of the team’s many fans. Storm basketball is a natural fit with Eastlink TV’s extensive line-up of local sports; we hope that fans enjoy the convenience of watching their hometown team when they can’t make it to the game."
A total of 10 games will air live exclusively on P.E.I., with an additional four games airing in both Nova Scotia and PEI. Games will also be available on Eastlink TV OnDemand.
This season, the Storm will also produce 13 games in-house, through Universum Media. Entering his fourth season behind the microphone, Brett Poirier will host the show and lead the play-by-play broadcast.
Set to make its TV debut, Island Idol - presented by Cavendish Beach Music Festival – will entertain during the Storm’s halftime talent competition, which will air during selected games.
Eastlink TV’s game broadcast schedule:
Saturday Dec. 26 at 2PM vs the Saint John Mill Rats
Thursday Dec. 31 at 7PM vs the Halifax Hurricanes
Sunday Jan. 10 at 2PM vs the Saint John Mill Rats
Friday Jan. 15 at 7PM vs the Windsor Express
Saturday Jan. 23 at 7PM vs the Halifax Hurricanes
Thursday Feb. 4 at 7PM vs the Moncton Miracles
Thursday Feb. 11 at 7PM vs the Saint John Mill Rats
Monday Feb. 15 at 2PM vs the Orangeville A’s
Thursday Mar. 17 at 7PM vs the Saint John Mill Rats
Sunday Mar. 20 at 2PM vs the Moncton Miracles
Monday Mar. 28 at 2PM vs the Halifax Hurricanes
Saturday Apr. 9 at 7PM vs the London Lightning
Saturday Apr. 23 at 7PM vs the Halifax Hurricanes
Saturday Apr. 30 at 7PM vs the Moncton Miracles
Storm single game tickets are now on sale! Purchase yours by clicking HERE.