Fox Sports Net Northwest reached a multiyear agreement Friday with the Seattle SuperSonics to air up to 70 of the National Basketball Association club’s games beginning next season.
With the deal, terms of which were not disclosed, FSN supplants local stations KING-TV and KONG-TV as the team’s carriers. Combined, the stations are airing 56 Sonics games in the 2003-04 season.
A FSN spokeswoman said the regional sports network has the right to produce and air a minimum of 70 games each season over the course of the deal, while retaining the right to offer some on broadcast. "Our intention is to present them all," she added.
FSN Northwest also airs Portland Trail Blazers games -- 35 this season.
Following NBA territorial rules, the network will offer Blazers games to its customers in Oregon, while Washington subscribers will receive the Sonics action.
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