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Grizzlies announce 2011-12 television schedule

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SportSouth to offer 64 regional telecasts of team’s 66-game regular season schedule, all in HD

MEMPHIS, December 13, 2011 – The Grizzlies announced today that 64 of the Grizzlies’ 66 games during the 2011-12 regular season will be televised on SportSouth, the highest percentage of Grizzlies games in team history. For the second consecutive season, the complete schedule will be available in high definition (HD) and exclusively on SportSouth.

Grizz Nation can start reliving last season’s playoff run when SportSouth televises Memphis’ regular season opener, a postseason rematch against the San Antonio Spurs, at 7:30 p.m. CT on Monday, Dec. 26 at the AT&T Center. Fans will have the opportunity to follow the Grizzlies across the NBA landscape, as SportSouth will broadcast 32 of the team’s 33 road contests this season, including a New Year’s Day tilt against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls and a matchup with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers one week later on Sunday, Jan. 8.

"With all 64 telecasts on SportSouth and in HD, we look forward to giving our fans the most complete coverage and highest quality viewing experience as they follow the Grizzlies throughout the 2011-12 season," said Grizzlies Senior Vice President of Broadcast Randy Stephens.

Play-by-play broadcaster Pete Pranica returns for his sixth season as the television voice of the Grizzlies, joined once again by analysts Sean Tuohy and former Grizzlies point guard Brevin Knight. Rob Fischer enters his fifth season as the sideline reporter for all Grizzlies telecasts.

SportSouth will continue to provide expanded pre-game coverage on Grizzlies LIVE, presented by Chuck Hutton Toyota. Hosted on location, Grizzlies LIVE gives viewers a complete pre-game breakdown, including interviews, analysis and special features for all 64 telecasts.

As previously announced, Memphis will be featured on national television a franchise-record 10 times this season, including two nationally-televised tilts on TNT on Thursday, Jan. 12 vs. New York on and Thursday, Jan. 26 at LA Clippers.

Grizzlies 2011-12 Season Tickets and 10-game Power Packs are on sale now. Grizzlies Season Tickets start at just $10 per game with 10-game Power Packs starting at just $12 per game. Call (901) 888-HOOP or visit Grizzlies.com. Single game tickets for home games through Feb. 21 against the Philadelphia 76ers will go on sale on Friday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Single game tickets for all remaining home games will go on sale at a later date.

The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and SportSouth – collectively reach more than 12.9 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Conference and Pac-12 Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsCarolinas.com and FOXSportsTennessee.com.