DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM to Carry
Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Kraken Games on ROOT SPORTS
Seattle, WA (October 13, 2021) – ROOT SPORTS, the TV home of the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Kraken as well as the Seattle Mariners regional game telecasts, announced today that they have come to an agreement with DIRECTV to make Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Kraken games available to customers on DIRECTV’s satellite and streaming platforms. With the addition of DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM, nearly every Trail Blazers and Kraken fan throughout the region can watch the teams in action.
“We couldn’t be more pleased about adding DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM to the list of providers for the Kraken and the Trail Blazers,” said Nina Kinch, Vice President of Affiliate Relations and Business Affairs for AT&T Sports Networks, which manages ROOT SPORTS. “DIRECTV continues to be a champion of local sports coverage for fans everywhere. Having the games available on DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM is great news for Kraken and Trail Blazers fans who choose to watch from home or on the go.”
High-definition telecasts of Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle Kraken live regular season games, pre- and post-game shows and other ancillary programming will be available to DIRECTV customers who subscribe to the Choice package and above.
The Seattle Kraken’s first regular season game on ROOT SPORTS is set for 5 p.m. PT Thursday, Oct. 14 against the Nashville Predators. The Portland Trail Blazers’ regular season debut on the network will be on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. PT when they host the Sacramento Kings.
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Leslie Cox, LCox@rootsportsnw.com
About ROOT SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS™ is the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Kraken, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks, Portland Timbers, Seattle Seawolves, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and Big Sky Conference. The network delivers more than 500 live events each year across a five-state footprint. ROOT SPORTS is operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.