Bally Sports Florida officially launched on March 31, 2021 as the new network home of the Orlando Magic. This season, Bally Sports Florida will serve as the exclusive television home for Magic basketball with 82 regular season games scheduled to air locally on the network. Bally Sports Florida is widely distributed throughout North and Central Florida and can be found on the same channel FOX Sports Florida was previously.
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Magic games airing on Bally Sports Florida will also stream live on the Bally Sports app and on ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-tv service. The Bally Sports app is available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as the following connected devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV and Xbox One. Fans can also download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows Store.
Bally Sports+ is an all-new standalone streaming service that gives fans access to their favorite hometown teams. Launched ahead of the 2022-23 season, it provides fans with a new option to watch Magic games and other programming within the market. Fans can purchase month-to-month or annual subscriptions. For more information and to purchase Bally Sports+, visit BallySportsPlus.com.
Every preseason, regular season and postseason Magic game is broadcast on the Magic Radio Network, with radio affiliates across the state of Florida. FM 96.9 The Game serves as the flagship station in Orlando, where you can also listen on AM 740 or stream on the iHeart Radio App.
Select games will air on FM 104.5 instead of FM 96.9 and AM 740.
Director of Communications
George Galante begins his 24th season with the organization and was promoted to director of communications for the Orlando Magic in July 2007. He spent more than eight seasons as assistant director of communications from 1999-2007.
Galante supports all areas of the communications department, including serving as managing editor of all media guides, compiling game notes, coordinating interview requests with players and front office personnel, writing press releases, maintaining statistical information and traveling on the road with the team.
He also serves as co-host of Magic Overtime with Dante and Galante, which airs on the Orlando Magic's official Facebook page. Galante was also co-host of Magic Overtime with Dante and Galante, the team's weekly television show that profiled Magic players and personalities, from 2008-12.
Following an internship with the Magic during their run to the 1995 NBA Finals, Galante joined the organization full-time in August of 1995, spending four seasons as public relations manager for the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League (1995-99). While with the Solar Bears, he also served as chairman of the IHL's Public Relations Advisory Board.
Galante earned a bachelor's degree in sports administration from Stetson University in 1996, where he was a student assistant in the sports information department. He assumed SID duties for women's soccer and cross country and also spent one summer as assistant director of public relations for Daytona Beach of the United States Basketball League.
A native of Staten Island, N.Y., Galante and his wife, Laura, reside in Apopka, Fla. with their sons, John (13) and Jim (11), and daughter, Kate (9).
David Steele returns for his 30th season of Orlando Magic basketball, and his 21st as the television play-by-play announcer, calling the action for FOX Sports Florida. He was named television play-by-play voice for the Magic in March 1998 after handling radio play-by-play duties for the team's first nine seasons.
Along with handling television play-by-play duties, Steele will be involved in ancillary television and radio programming.
The former voice of the University of Florida, Steele arrived in Orlando in 1989 after serving as network coordinator and football/basketball play-by-play announcer for the Gators for seven seasons.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Steele's professional broadcasting career began in 1975, as sports director at WJHG-TV in Panama City, Fla. He also served as sports director at WLOS-TV in Asheville, NC, and was the football/ basketball play-by-play announcer at Western Carolina University.
One of Florida's premier sportscasters, Steele has been named “Sportscaster of the Year” in both Florida and North Carolina. He is also a past president of the Florida Sportscasters Association. Recently, Steele became the eighth inductee into the Magic Hall of Fame when he was inducted on February 22, 2019.
Steele and his wife, Sally, reside in Orlando. They have three children, Luke, Emily and Betsy, and seven grandchildren.
Television Color Analyst
NBA veteran Jeff Turner returns for his sixth season as Orlando's television color analyst. He joins David Steele to call the action on FOX Sports Florida and spent parts of the previous two seasons (2011-13) as studio host.
Turner made his Magic broadcasting debut in April 1996 as radio color analyst on the Magic Radio Network and spent nine full seasons in that role from 1996-2005.
During the spring of 2005, Turner was named leadership development coordinator at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando. In addition, he served as the school's head varsity basketball coach for eight seasons (2005-13), compiling a record of 151-72 (.677). Turner led the program to a district title in 2010-11 and a runner-up finish for the Class 4A state crown in 2011-12, before guiding the Highlanders to the Florida Class 4A State Championship in 2012-13.
Originally selected in the first round (17th overall) by New Jersey in the 1984 NBA Draft, Turner appeared in 612 NBA regular season games during his career with New Jersey and Orlando, averaging 6.0 ppg. and 3.3 rpg. After spending three seasons with the Nets and two years in the Italian Basketball League (1987-89), Turner became a member of Orlando's inaugural squad in 1989. In 411 games (176 starts) with the Magic, he averaged 6.5 ppg. and 3.6 rpg., and helped them reach the 1995 NBA Finals. Turner, who retired in March of 1996, still ranks among Orlando's all-time leaders in games played (tied for eighth).
A graduate of Vanderbilt, Turner was an All-SEC First Team selection as a senior (1984) and a two-time All-SEC Academic selection (1983-84). He was a member of the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal basketball team.
Turner and his wife, Dee Dee, have two daughters, Allie (24) and Emma (21).
Television Sideline Reporter
Dante Marchitelli enters his 20th season with the Orlando Magic. He serves as pregame host/sideline reporter for FOX Sports Florida.
Marchitelli began his career with the Magic in 1998 as a radio intern. He was hired full-time in January 2000 as radio producer, working behind the scenes on every broadcast for the Magic Radio Network. Marchitelli was promoted in 2005 to radio manager and also served as radio sideline reporter. His role was expanded in 2008 to television as pre-game host and sideline reporter. Marchitelli was promoted to assistant director of broadcasting in July 2017.
In addition to his game-day duties, Marchitelli serves as host of Magic Drive Time, which airs Monday-Friday from 5:30-6 p.m. on 96.9 The Game throughout the NBA season. Each day, Marchitelli is joined by a rotation of special guests, including Magic/NBA players, broadcasters, front office personnel and more. He also serves as co-host of Magic Overtime with Dante and Galante, which airs on the Orlando Magic's official Facebook page. Marchitelli was also co-host of Magic Overtime with Dante and Galante, the team's weekly television show that profiled Magic players and personalities, from 2008-12.
Marchitelli earned a bachelor's degree in public relations/advertising from Liberty University in 1998. A native of Woburn, Mass., Marchitelli and his wife, Lana, reside in Windermere, Fla. with their daughters, Olivia (5) and Allison (4).
Television Studio Analyst
Brian Hill returns for his sixth season as studio analyst for Orlando Magic games on FOX Sports Florida.
Hill served as head coach of the Orlando Magic from 1993-97 and again from 2005-07, compiling a record of 267-192 (.582). His 267 wins are the most by any head coach in franchise history.
Hill's extensive coaching resume spans 45 years. His NBA career began in Atlanta in 1986, serving as an assistant coach under Mike Fratello. After four seasons with the Hawks, Hill joined the Magic in 1990 as an assistant coach to Matt Guokas. He was promoted to head coach on June 30, 1993 and the impact on the team was immediate.
During Hill's time as head coach of the Magic, Orlando reached the playoffs four times, including the first postseason berth in franchise history (1993-94), captured two division titles (1994-95, 1995-96), made two Eastern Conference Finals appearances (1995, 1996) and earned a trip to the 1995 NBA Finals. He also guided the team to a franchise-record 60 wins during the 1995-96 season, a record that still stands today. Hill was named NBA's Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in November 2006 and was head coach of the Eastern Conference at the 1995 NBA All-Star Game.
From 1997-99, Hill was head coach of the Vancouver Grizzlies for two-plus seasons. He has an overall NBA head coaching record of 298-315 (.486). Hill also served an assistant coach in the NBA with New Orleans, New Jersey and Detroit.
Hill's coaching career also includes high school and 14 years at the collegiate level. He began as an assistant at Montclair State (NJ) in 1972 and held assistant coaching positions at Lehigh University and Penn State. Hill served as head coach at Lehigh for eight seasons from 1975-83.
Hill and his wife, Kay, have two children, Kimberly and Christopher. The Hill family has been active in hosting fundraising events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In March 2006, the Hills were honored with the prestigious Jefferson Awards for Public Service, which were established in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Bears to create a Nobel prize for public and community service.
Television Studio Anchor
Entering his 30th year televising live sporting events to audiences throughout Florida and the nation, Paul Kennedy returns as studio host for Orlando Magic road games on FOX Sports Florida.
A part of the club's telecasts since the franchise's inception in 1989, Kennedy also spends each eventful winter as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning television team. Kennedy has anchored “Inside the Magic” and “Inside the Lightning” magazine shows for the network.
From 1988-2010, Kennedy called the action of Florida State football on “Prime Time Noles,” a chronicle of the success achieved by coach Bobby Bowden and the tradition-rich Seminoles. His football work includes national playby- play for the NFL on FOX, NFL Europe, and college action for Fox Sports Net, in addition to SEC and ACC Games of the Week.
Kennedy anchored both the “Miami Dolphins Monday Night Magazine” during Hall of Fame coach Don Shula's tenure and later “Bucs Diaries” for Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay under Tony Dungy. Kennedy served as the “Voice of the Crimson Tide” for five seasons at the University of Alabama.
His Major League Baseball credits include NBC and ABC networks' “Baseball Night in America” telecasts, as well as hosting and calling Florida Marlins action.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Kennedy lives in Orlando, Fla. He is engaged to Joan Carroll of Winter Park, Fla.
Television Studio Analyst
FOX Sports Florida, the exclusive television home of the Orlando Magic, announced Quentin Richardson has joined its roster of Magic on-air talent for the 2019-20 NBA season. In his new role, Richardson will appear on select broadcasts throughout the season as a pre-post-and-halftime studio analyst. Richardson comes to FOX Sports Florida with multimedia experience having spent the last year as co-host of the “Knuckleheads” podcast on The Players' Tribune.
“I couldn't be more excited to be joining the FOX Sports Florida broadcast team,” Richardson said. “Orlando holds a special place in my heart as I have lived here since playing for the Magic originally back in 2011. I've been a member of this community for the last eight years, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts all year long on what will be a great season of Magic basketball.”
Richardson played 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association with Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. He announced his retirement from the NBA following the 2012-13 season and spent the next three years as the Director of Player Development for the Detroit Pistons. Richardson appeared in 783 career NBA regular season games (486 starts), averaging 10.3 points per game, 4.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 26.5 minutes, while shooting .397 from the floor. In his two seasons in Orlando, he was an integral part of back-to-back Magic teams that made the NBA Playoffs.
A Chicago, Illinois. native, Richardson attended DePaul University, where became the only player in school history to have 1,000+ points, 500+ rebounds and 100+ three-point field goals. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Qrich.
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