AT&T Sports Networks and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced today a multi-year extension of their television rights deal.  AT&T SportsNet will continue to be the regional television home of the Pittsburgh Pirates throughout the territory, including at least 150 live Pirates games, pre- and post-game coverage, as well as other team-related shows and coverage.

“We are very excited to further extend our long-standing partnership with the Pittsburgh Pirates, which dates back to 1986,” said Patrick Crumb, President of AT&T Sports Networks, the parent company of AT&T SportsNet.  “AT&T SportsNet will continue to bring Pirates fans high quality productions and exclusive coverage of their favorite team for years to come.”

“In this rapidly evolving media landscape, the Pirates are extremely pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with AT&T SportsNet,” said Frank Coonelly, President of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  “It was critically important for us to continue to increase the reach and penetration of Pirates Baseball throughout our region.  It was equally essential that we enhance the coverage of Pirates Baseball by now ensuring that all 162 games will be telecast either by AT&T SportsNet or one of our national television partners and that nearly all of our home Spring Training games will now be broadcast on AT&T SportsNet. Working closely with the outstanding team at AT&T SportsNet and utilizing state-of-art technologies, we are excited to ensure that our games are produced and distributed in the manner that our fans demand.”

Terms of the extension were not disclosed.

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