CLIPPERS ANNOUNCE 2013-14 BROADCAST SCHEDULE
For Immediate Release
The Los Angeles Clippers today announced the team's broadcast schedule for the 2013-14 season, highlighted by 73 regional television broadcasts, 29 nationally televised contests and the debut of a new 30-minute weekly show, “Clippers Weekly”.
PRIME TICKET and its sister network, FOX Sports West, will regionally telecast a total of 73 Clippers regular season games and all eight preseason contests during the upcoming season. “The Voice of the Clippers,” Ralph Lawler, returns for his 35th year as the Clippers play-by-play announcer alongside 12-year color analyst and former Clipper player Michael Smith. Returning to the sidelines this season, Kristina Pink will alternate at the reporter position with Mark Rogondino and Kyle Montgomery.
Clippers telecasts on PRIME TICKET are extended by “Clippers Live” and will welcome both Rogondino and Montgomery who will rotate time at the host position. “Clippers Live” provides unmatched access to the team, coaches and more. Expert analysis from Don MacLean and exclusive features further connect viewers to the team both before and after all telecasts on PRIME TICKET.
Seven of the Clippers remaining contests not televised on PRIME TICKET will air nationally on TNT with the other two being nationally televised on ABC. The Clippers 29 nationally televised games is the second-highest number in franchise history, with the team scheduled to appear twice on ABC, 10 times on TNT, nine times on ESPN and eight times on NBA TV.
Additionally, PRIME TICKET will again deliver the “Clippers Live: Season Preview Special” debuting after the Clippers vs Jazz preseason game on Wednesday, Oct. 23. And as a new fixture this season, “Clippers Weekly” will take fans behind the scenes to showcase the players’ lives off the court, training regimens and more. The half-hour program will air every Wednesday throughout the regular season, beginning Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. PDT following Clippers vs. Magic on PRIME TICKET.
Also coming up this season, PRIME TICKET will debut the following original programs: “Clippers Insider: 2013-14 Clippers Spirit Dance Team,” “Before the Bigs: Jamal Crawford” and “Before the Bigs: Blake Griffin.”
In their 18th season overall as a telecast partner - and fifth season as the sole television home for the Clippers - PRIME TICKET and FOX Sports West will provide all game telecasts in High Definition (HD). This marks the fifth complete HD Clippers season for the regional sports network.
All 2013-14 Clippers preseason, regular season and Playoff games can once again be heard on the radio on KFWB NEWS TALK 980 for the fifth consecutive season. In his seventh season with the team, Brian Sieman calls all the action while Lawler and Smith team up with him to announce all nationally televised games not shown on PRIME TICKET. All regular season games can also be heard in Spanish on KWKW 1330 AM ESPN Deportes or KWKU 1220 AM.
PRIME TICKET and sister network, FOX Sports West, have been providing local sports coverage to Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii for more than 20 years. Together, the regional sports networks present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. FOX Sports West provides 24-hour sports programming to more than 6.8 million subscribers; PRIME TICKET reaches 6.2 million subscribers. The partner networks combine to produce more than 800 live sporting events and telecast 2,500 hours of live programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log on to www.foxsportswest.com.