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The DirecTV-owned Fox Sports stations will soon be re-branded as Root Sports. Here is the commercial showing the new logo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9jJXTujtQ

http://penguins.nhl....s.htm?id=546739

DIRECTV Sports Networks announced today that the company’s three regional sports networks – FSN Pittsburgh, FSN Northwest and FSN Rocky Mountain (with sub-region FSN Utah) – will introduce a new brand identity to become ROOT Sports™ in Spring 2011.

When the networks officially transition to ROOT Sports, all of the existing team partnerships and programming will remain intact as will the distribution agreements with cable and satellite operators.

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That's kind of a weird name for a TV network if you ask me. I guess it will take some getting used to. I just hope it doesn't become an annoying network. Judging by that video, I feel like they might try too hard, at least at first.

I don't know I kinda like the name Root as in rooting for your teams. I'm wondering if Root is going to replace FSN completly or is only for those channels.

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That's kind of a weird name for a TV network if you ask me. I guess it will take some getting used to. I just hope it doesn't become an annoying network. Judging by that video, I feel like they might try too hard, at least at first.

I don't know I kinda like the name Root as in rooting for your teams. I'm wondering if Root is going to replace FSN completly or is only for those channels.

These 3 FSN's are owned by DirecTV and are the only ones getting this rebrand..

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That's kind of a weird name for a TV network if you ask me. I guess it will take some getting used to. I just hope it doesn't become an annoying network. Judging by that video, I feel like they might try too hard, at least at first.

I don't know I kinda like the name Root as in rooting for your teams. I'm wondering if Root is going to replace FSN completly or is only for those channels.

I don't know. The first thing I hear when someone mentions Root, is Kunta Kinte.

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That's kind of a weird name for a TV network if you ask me. I guess it will take some getting used to. I just hope it doesn't become an annoying network. Judging by that video, I feel like they might try too hard, at least at first.

I don't know I kinda like the name Root as in rooting for your teams. I'm wondering if Root is going to replace FSN completly or is only for those channels.

These 3 FSN's are owned by DirecTV and are the only ones getting this rebrand..

Oh ok I was kinda hoping for a complete rebrand I don't think FSN has any shows beside Final Score.

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That's kind of a weird name for a TV network if you ask me. I guess it will take some getting used to. I just hope it doesn't become an annoying network. Judging by that video, I feel like they might try too hard, at least at first.

I don't know I kinda like the name Root as in rooting for your teams. I'm wondering if Root is going to replace FSN completly or is only for those channels.

As long as no Australians are watching this because they'll think it's a porn channel. Over there, Root has a different meaning: Australian Informal - an act of sexual intercourse. I dated this Aussie once, and she thought "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" was a hilarious song because of the "Root, root, root for the home team" line. She thought it made everyone singing sound like a bunch of jersey chasers.

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That's kind of a weird name for a TV network if you ask me. I guess it will take some getting used to. I just hope it doesn't become an annoying network. Judging by that video, I feel like they might try too hard, at least at first.

I don't know I kinda like the name Root as in rooting for your teams. I'm wondering if Root is going to replace FSN completly or is only for those channels.

I don't know. The first thing I hear when someone mentions Root, is Kunta Kinte.

Hahahah, I was thinking the same exact thing! "Yer name's Toby, boy!"

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The name sucks, but on the off chance it were to come with a new production team to do Pens games I could get on board. As an aside I had noticed FSN was using an 'FS(team name)' logo in the top corner of live major league games, but those three stations I assume, werent allowed that same access because they never used it.

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