Bucks Announce Television and Cable Broadcast Schedules

August 24, 2006 - The Milwaukee Bucks today announced a comprehensive 75?game regular season television and cable schedule on the club's flagship station, My 24 (formerly UPN-24), and the club’s cable partner, Fox Sports Net North (FSN North). The Bucks 2006-07 season-opener at Detroit on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m. (CST) tips-off the slate of games televised by My 24. The Bucks cable schedule on FSN North begins Saturday, November 4, with opening night at the Bradley Center when the Bucks host the Sacramento Kings at 7:30 p.m. (CST).

Jim Paschke returns for his 21st year as the play?by?play announcer while Jon McGlocklin will be back for his 31st season as analyst for the broadcasts.

The Bucks television schedule on My 24 features telecasts of 31 of the team’s 41 road games. My 24 will show Milwaukee’s lone road game against the 2006 NBA Champion Miami Heat (Jan. 30), as well as both road contests at Toronto (Nov. 3, Mar. 2), at New York (Dec. 9, Feb. 23), at Cleveland (Dec. 29, Apr. 18), at Orlando (Jan. 31, Mar. 5), and at Boston (Feb. 14, Apr. 13). Both of the Bucks four-game West Coast road trips, November 28 – December 4 (at L.A. Lakers, Phoenix, Golden State, Utah) and January 19 – 24 (at Seattle, Portland, L.A. Clippers and Sacramento) will be televised on My 24, as well.

Four home games are also included in the Bucks television package. Milwaukee will host Utah (Nov. 11), Indiana (Nov. 18), New Orleans/Oklahoma City (Jan. 13) and Charlotte (Mar. 17), all airing on the Bucks Television Network.

The 2006-07 FSN North 40-game cable schedule includes 32 contests originating from the Bradley Center and eight from the road. The FSN North slate contains 26 games against Eastern Conference opponents, including three against the New Jersey Nets (Nov. 15, Dec. 13 and 23) and two each versus the 2006 NBA Champion Miami Heat (Dec. 20, Feb. 3), Atlanta Hawks (Nov. 14, Apr. 16), Boston Celtics (Nov. 25, Apr. 4), Orlando Magic (Feb. 6, Apr. 9), Philadelphia 76ers (Nov. 22, Feb. 24), Toronto Raptors (Jan. 10, Mar. 12) and Washington Wizards (Dec. 3, Jan. 3).

Central Division rivals Chicago Bulls (Nov.6, Jan. 17), Cleveland Cavaliers (Jan. 5, Mar. 10) and Indiana Pacers (Nov. 21, Apr. 11) are slated for two games each on FSN North.

Other featured match-ups on FSN North include the following 2006 Western Conference Playoff participants: Denver Nuggets (Jan. 5, Feb. 10), Phoenix Suns (Jan. 26), Dallas Mavericks (Feb. 13), L.A. Lakers (Mar. 7), San Antonio Spurs (Mar. 15) and L.A. Clippers (Mar. 21). Each FSN North telecast will feature both a pre-game and post-game show called “Bucks Live”.

In all, the television schedule will feature 46 games against Eastern Conference opponents, including 13 Central Division contests, and 29 games against the Western Conference. All but six of the Bucks 82 regular season games will be televised, with the February 2nd game at Detroit airing on ESPN.

The complete 2006-2007 Bucks/My 24 schedule and the Bucks/FSN North schedule can be downloaded here.