Local TV Schedule Announced
The Indiana Pacers announced their 2005-06 television schedule that will offer 71 regular season games on FSN Midwest and WB4, with the remaining 11 games on national television.
FSN Midwest kicks off the TV schedule Tuesday, Oct. 18, when the Pacers host San Antonio in a preseason game at 7:00 p.m. WB4 will carry the Pacers’ first road game of the regular season when they open the NBA schedule at Orlando, Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. The next night, the Pacers will make their first national TV appearance of the season when they visit Miami (8:00 p.m.) on TNT, the first of six games on that network. The Pacers will be on ABC five times, starting with the Sunday, Feb. 12, game in Conseco Fieldhouse against defending world champion San Antonio (1:00 p.m.).
FSN Midwest will carry the Pacers’ home opener, Saturday, Nov. 5, when Philadelphia visits (8:00 p.m.) and will also carry Miami’s lone visit to Conseco Fieldhouse, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00 p.m.). FSN Midwest will carry 40 regular season Pacers games this season with WB4 home to 31 telecasts.
“FSN Midwest is extremely excited about the 2005-06 Pacers’ season and this talented team that has a great chance to take home an NBA championship,” said FSN Midwest General Manager and Vice President Jack Donovan. “We’ll do our best to deliver top-notch game, pre-game and post-game coverage to the great basketball fans of Indiana.”
“Indiana’s WB4 is proud to be the local television broadcast partner with the Indiana Pacers,” said WB4 Vice President and General Manager Jerry Martin. “We are looking forward to another great season and are pleased to provide Indiana viewers great NBA play featuring our hometown Pacers.”
“We’ve been fortunate to have two excellent partners for our television coverage,” said Pacers Sports & Entertainment CEO and President Donnie Walsh. “Both WB4 and FSN Midwest were very cooperative in getting the games not scheduled for national television on their schedules so that all of our games can be seen by our fans. We think our team this year will be worth seeing on a nightly basis, both on television and in person.”
Al Albert, in his eighth season, will handle the play-by-play for the Pacers’ telecasts with Clark Kellogg the analyst (18th season) for the WB4 games and Quinn Buckner (ninth season) the analyst for the FSN Midwest games. Stacy Paetz will be the studio host for the WB4 games and will be the pregame and postgame hostess as well as sideline reporter for the FSN games.