Raptors Announce 2011-12 Broadcast Schedule
December 14, 2011
The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday their broadcast schedule for the 2011-12 NBA season. All 66 regular season contests will be broadcast in High Definition (HD) and televised nationally for a sixth consecutive season. This also marks the 10th straight campaign that the entire regular season schedule will be aired locally.
TSN and TSN2 will televise 37 Raptors contests across Canada during the 2011-12 season. TSN’s first broadcast will be from Dallas on Friday, December 30, when the Raptors face the defending NBA Champion Mavericks. TSN will also feature the Raptors’ lone contest of the season against Steve Nash and the Suns on Tuesday, January 24 from Phoenix. Other highlights on TSN include Sunday, February 5 at Miami and Sunday, February 12 versus the Los Angeles Lakers.
TSN2 will carry 11 games from Air Canada Centre and eight road contests. Marquee match-ups on TSN2 include Saturday, January 14 against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, January 22 from Los Angeles as the Raptors face Blake Griffin and the Clippers, and Friday, March 30 for the lone Air Canada Centre visit by the Miami Heat.
TSN will also carry the conference finals and select playoff games, NBA All-Star Weekend coverage, including the 61st annual All-Star Game on February 26 from Amway Center in Orlando and exclusive Canadian coverage of the NBA Finals.
The Sportsnet family will be the home for 29 Raptors regular season games, broadcasting 20 games on Sportsnet ONE and nine on Sportsnet's four regional channels. Sportsnet ONE will also broadcast up to 50 NBA US regular season contests and have the broadcast rights to 22 NBA playoff games, as well as feature programming on NBA Action.
Sportsnet will air the season opener from Cleveland on Boxing Day and the home opener two nights later from Air Canada Centre versus the new-look Indiana Pacers. They will also carry the lone Toronto visit from the Chicago Bulls on March 21.
Sportsnet ONE is the outlet for a season-high 20 Raptors telecasts in 2011-12. Its schedule begins Monday, January 2 with a broadcast from legendary Madison Square Garden when the Raptors face Atlantic Division foe New York. Sportnet ONE will be the exclusive network for the final eight broadcasts of the regular season, including Friday, April 13 versus Boston and a Wednesday, April 18 tilt from Miami.
Veteran play-by-play voice Matt Devlin will call all the action for a fourth season. He will be joined by former NBA first-round draft pick Leo Rautins for broadcasts on Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE and “The Coach” Jack Armstrong on TSN and TSN2 telecasts.
Sportsnet 590 The FAN will once again be the radio home for Raptors broadcasts. For a seventh season Paul Jones will handle the play-by-play duties with Eric Smith serving as the analyst.
The complete 2011-12 Raptors television broadcast schedule is attached.