Grizzlies announce largest ever television schedule for 2010-11
MEMPHIS, October 8, 2010 – The Grizzlies announced today that 73 regular-season Grizzlies’ games will be televised on SportSouth during the 2010-11 NBA season. This marks the largest number of regional telecasts in team history, the first time that the complete schedule will be televised on SportSouth, and the first time that all games will be available in high definition (HD). As previously announced, there are also six Grizzlies games scheduled for national television, the most since the 2005-06 campaign.
When the team is away from FedExForum, fans will again be able to follow them every step of the way, as all 41 regular-season road contests will be televised. The Grizzlies hit the road early, with five of their first seven contests on the road, including a Tuesday, Nov. 2 date against Kobe Bryant and the NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Play-by-play broadcaster Pete Pranica will return for his fifth season as the television voice of the Grizzlies and will again be joined by analyst Sean Tuohy, who will split time this season with former Grizzlies point guard Brevin Knight as the team’s color commentator. Rob Fischer is entering his fourth season as sideline reporter for all Grizzlies’ broadcasts.
SportSouth will continue to provide expanded pre-game coverage on Grizzlies LIVE, presented by Chuck Hutton Toyota. Hosted on location, Grizzlies LIVE, will give viewers a complete pre-game breakdown including interviews, analysis and special features for all 73 game telecasts.
“The Grizzlies’ 10th season in Memphis not only marks a significant milestone for the organization, but also our broadcast efforts,” said Grizzlies Senior Vice President of Broadcast Randy Stephens. “With a consistent home on SportSouth and all 73 games in HD, we will give our fans the most convenient and highest quality viewing experience we’ve ever offered.”
In addition to the 73-game slate set to air on SportSouth, the Grizzlies will be found on ESPN’s national broadcast of the Jan. 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Game against the Chicago Bulls and the April 13 contest against the Los Angeles Clippers. They will be on ESPN2 against the Golden State Warriors on Nov. 26 and on NBA-TV three times, including a March 9 contest against the New York Knicks.
Grizzlies 2010-11 Season Tickets are on sale now and feature all regular season and remaining preseason home games. Season Tickets start at just $5 per game in the Terrace Level and $25 per game in the Plaza Level with 6,000 seats available at $10 or less per game. Individual tickets, Power Packs and Half-Season Tickets are also available. Call (901) 888-HOOP or visit the Partial Plan or Season Ticket pages.
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, Atlanta Thrashers, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference and Southern 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 FOXSportsTennessee.com.
|Tues.||2||at||L.A. Lakers||9:30||SPSO||Tues.||8||at||Oklahoma City||7:00||SPSO|
|Sat.||20||Miami||7:00||SPSO||Fri.||4||New Orleans||7:00||NO TV|
|Fri.||26||Golden State||8:30||ESPN2||Mon.||7||Oklahoma City||7:00||SPSO|
|Sat.||11||at||L.A. Clippers||2:30||SPSO||Sun.||27||San Antonio||5:00||SPSO|
|Tues.||21||New Jersey||7:00||NO TV||Tues.||5||L.A. Clippers||7:00||SPSO|
|Sat.||15||Dallas||7:00||SPSO||*** All Times Central ***|
|Mon.||17||Chicago||12:00||ESPN||***All SPSO Games in High Definition***|
|Wed.||19||at||New Orleans||7:00||SPSO||***Schedules and channels|
|Fri.||21||Houston||7:00||SPSO||subject to change***|