Officially established and launched on April 1, 2011, ROOT SPORTS is the nation’s premier regional sports network providing a unique and special experience for local sports fans, sponsors, teams and media partners. 

Through its three networks, ROOT SPORTS reaches more than 8.7 million viewers across 18 states and has exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences.


ROOT SPORTS | Northwest Region
Based in Bellevue, WA

TV home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon State Beavers, Gonzaga Bulldogs and Seattle University Redhawks, GNAC and the Big Sky Conference.  Serves cable and satellite homes in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.

ROOT SPORTS | Rocky Mountain Region
Based in Denver, CO

TV home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, University of Denver, as well as Big 12, Big Sky and Pac-12 events.  Serves cable and satellite homes in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, parts of Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and South Dakota.

ROOT SPORTS | Pittsburgh Region
Based in Pittsburgh, PA

TV home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, the WPIAL as well as select Big East Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball.  Serves cable and satellite homes in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York and Maryland.


ROOT SPORTS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DIRECTV Sports Networks, which is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.

Formerly FSN, we realized we had the opportunity to create something special, not just by changing our name, but by developing a brand that brings powerful meaning to the local fan’s viewing experience and creates our own identity that aligns more closely with our team partners, the fans and our regions.

Our name has a double meaning - supporting and rooting for our home team, and being grounded, connected and an insider with our team partners and their fans.   As fans, we are rooting for the home team to win and be successful – this is what keeps us grounded in the community and gives us something to collectively celebrate, know and embrace.

Guided by our positioning, we deliver coverage that is decidedly local and specifically from a fans point of view.  Here’s how:

We are on the inside.   We have relationships with the teams and invest in them to the greatest degree in order to deliver unparalleled access to games and exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage.

We heighten.  We make sure your games look great by capitalizing on every available resource and adding greater context, innovation and shine to the experience.

We connect.  We never miss an opportunity to give our viewers and sponsors a feeling of participation and make them feel closer to the game and team.

Our name reflects that we too are passionate fans, rooted in the community and committed to providing a quality experience that connects us to our teams and their fans. By simply watching, fans are connected to something bigger and are united with a tribe of fellow fans that share in the same excitement of special moments and the months-long journeys called seasons.

Together, this tribe roots, lives and dies with its team.  It’s what fans do.  And it’s what we do too.