Clippers and Prime Ticket Announce Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement

Further extending their successful longstanding partnership, the Los Angeles Clippers and PRIME TICKET today announced an exclusive multi-year telecast rights agreement, to begin with the upcoming 2009-10 National Basketball Association season.

In it’s 14th season overall as telecast partner - and the first season as the sole television home for the Clippers - PRIME TICKET will provide a minimum of 70 game telecasts all in High Definition (HD). This marks the first complete HD Clippers season for the regional sports network.

“PRIME TICKET is a terrific business partner for the Clippers and we are thrilled to expand our partnership with them,” said Clippers’ President Andy Roeser. “With a minimum of 70 games on PRIME TICKET, our fans will always know where to find the Clippers.”

“As we embark on our 14th season, PRIME TICKET is proud to continue our partnership with the Clippers organization,” said Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports West and PRIME TICKET. “We are excited to further extend our commitment to production excellence and showcasing a new era of Clippers basketball.”

Ralph Lawler, the “Voice of the Clippers,” is in his 31st year as the Clippers play-by-play announcer alongside former Clipper Michael Smith, who is in his eighth season providing color analysis. Sideline reporter Dain Blanton begins his first complete season of Clippers basketball and will deliver up-to-the-minute interviews and reports during every game telecast.

PRIME TICKET is the exclusive home of “Clippers Live”, the 30-minute original Clippers show that provides fans with unmatched access to the team. Hosted by PRIME TICKET reporter Michael Eaves, with analysis from former NBA player Don MacLean, “Clippers Live” keeps fans informed and entertained with player interviews, expert analysis and feature stories.

PRIME TICKET and sister network, FOX Sports West, have been providing local sports coverage to Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii for over 20 years. Together, the regional sports networks present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. FOX Sports West provides 24-hour sports programming to more than 6.7 million subscribers; PRIME TICKET reaches 5.8 million subscribers. The partner networks combine to produce over 700 live sporting events and telecast 2,000 hours of live programming every year. For complete national and regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.foxsports.com.