Memphis Grizzlies announce 2014-15 broadcast schedule
The Memphis Grizzlies announced today that SportSouth will televise a franchise-high 81 games during the 2014-15 regular season. Combined with one nationally televised game, the Grizzlies’ entire 82-game regular season schedule will be available on local television.
Memphis will tip-off the regular season on SportSouth against 2014 No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves at 7 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at FedExForum.
Grizz Nation will be able to follow the Grizzlies across the NBA landscape throughout the season, as SportSouth will broadcast 40 of the team’s road tilts this season, including a meeting with LeBron James and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, Dec. 21 at Quicken Loans Arena. As previously announced, Memphis will play one game on national television this season, a road meeting with reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, Nov. 7 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, meaning that the Grizzlies’ entire 41-game road slate will be locally televised.
Play-by-play broadcaster Pete Pranica returns for his 11th season as the television voice of the Grizzlies, joining analysts Brevin Knight and Sean Tuohy. Rob Fischer enters his eighth season as the sideline reporter and new Grizzlies LIVE! Pre and Postgame host for all Grizzlies telecasts.
New this season, the Grizzlies and SportSouth will introduce Grizzlies LIVE! Postgame in addition to a newly-formatted Grizzlies LIVE! Pregame. Debuting this programming will be a familiar team of talent, featuring Fischer and Knight, alongside Chris Vernon, who will join the guys for each home game. They will give viewers complete breakdowns and in-depth analysis, including interviews and special features for all 81 telecasts on SportSouth.
All 82 Grizzlies regular season games will also be carried live on 92.9 FM ESPN Radio and will feature play-by-play announcer Eric Hasseltine and analyst Hank McDowell. Coverage begins with the pregame show 30 minutes prior to tip-off co-hosted by Gary Darby and Jon Roser. Both Darby and Roser will also provide in-depth analysis throughout the postgame show following each game broadcast.
“We look forward to providing the most comprehensive and engaging viewing experience for Grizzlies fan in the NBA, anchored with a franchise-high 81 HD telecasts on SportSouth and a talented broadcast team over the widest region Grizzlies games have ever reached,” said Grizzlies Vice President of Marketing Communications and Broadcast John Pugliese. “We are thrilled to introduce a refreshed Grizzlies LIVE!, complete with an updated pregame show and all-new postgame show, which we are confident will be a welcome addition to our programming for Grizz Nation to enjoy.”
This season, Fox Sports will continue to provide growing coverage in Little Rock, Ark. and throughout Missouri and southern Illinois – including the St. Louis area. The games in the Little Rock, Ark. market will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus, while the games in the Missouri and southern Illinois region will be distributed on Fox Sports Midwest and FS Midwest Plus. Existing Grizzlies coverage on SportSouth reaches fans in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee including markets such as Birmingham, Mobile, Louisville, Jackson (MS), Chattanooga and Knoxville.
Fans who want to support the Memphis Grizzlies and purchase 2014-15 Season Tickets, or 22- and 12-Game Packs can do so by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to grizzlies.com. Season Tickets start at $7 per game. 22-Game Packs start at $12 per game, 12-Game Packs start as low as $15 per game. Preseason and Regular Season Single-Game tickets go on-sale Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. For more information on the Grizzlies, visit grizzlies.com, ‘like’ Memphis Grizzlies on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@memgrizz).
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth – collectively reach more 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 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 750 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.