Magic and FOX Sports Florida's Local Broadcast Schedule
Orlando, FL -- The Orlando Magic and FOX Sports Florida announced the 2013-14 local television broadcast schedule today.
For the second straight season, all Magic games will be televised exclusively on one channel in high definition: FOX Sports Florida. The network will televise 81 regular season games and one preseason game.
FOX Sports Florida, the exclusive local TV home of the Orlando Magic, kicks off its regular season coverage with the team's opener on Tuesday, October 29 at Indiana. Pre-game coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. ET, with tip set for 7 p.m. ET.
In addition, FOX Sports Florida will air the Magic’s final preseason game on Friday, October 25 vs. New Orleans. Coverage begins live from Amway Center at 7 p.m. ET.
Calling the action for Orlando Magic basketball on FOX Sports Florida will be longtime Magic announcer David Steele (play-by-play), celebrating his 25th season with the team, and former Magic player, Jeff Turner (analyst).
Magic fans will continue to enjoy extensive live pregame and postgame content during “Magic LIVE,” including expert analysis, news conferences, player interviews and more. A half-hour edition of the show will air before each of the 81 regular season games, with an extended postgame edition to return immediately following each game broadcast. Paul Kennedy, who also returns for his 25th season covering the Magic, will serve as the host of “Magic LIVE.”
Joining him will be former Magic players Nick Anderson and Tony Battie, and former Magic Head Coach Brian Hill, who will take turns analyzing the matchups throughout Orlando’s Silver Season.
Dante Marchitelli will serve as sideline reporter for all Magic road games, while Jessica Blaylock will join the crew during all home games as a social media reporter via twitter on @FOXSportsMagic.
FOX Sports Florida will continue to bring Magic fans closer to their hometown team with its commitment to feature programming produced by the network. Six new episodes of the “Inside the Magic” series will focus on the team’s 25th Anniversary, as well as the team’s current roster and operations. In addition, FOX Sports Florida will take a look back in Magic history by airing six “Magic Classic Games.”
For a complete listing of channel locations for FOX Sports Florida in your area, click here or visit FOXSportsFlorida.com.