The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the team’s television and radio broadcast schedule for the 2023-24 season.
Bally Sports will broadcast 78 of the 80 scheduled regular season games on Bally Sports New Orleans and via streaming on the Bally Sports app. The two regular season games not being televised by Bally Sports are scheduled to air exclusively on TNT: Dec. 19 vs. Memphis and Apr. 11 at Sacramento. Broadcast information for the two remaining regular season games, which are determined by the results of the NBA In-Season Tournament, will be announced at a later date.
Bally Sports will tip off the Pelicans regular season on Wednesday, Oct. 25 with the opener against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. The local television broadcast schedule for the 2023-24 season features 39 home and 39 away contests.
Play-by-play announcer Joel Meyers and color analyst Antonio Daniels return to the Pelicans television booth for their twelfth and fifth seasons, respectively. Meyers, a two-time Emmy award-winning play-by-play announcer, brings more than 30 years of broadcast experience to the organization. Daniels, who played 14 seasons in the NBA including 61 games with the New Orleans Hornets in 2008-09, joined the broadcast team in 2019 after serving as a studio analyst for FOX Sports Oklahoma and FOX Sports Southwest during the previous four seasons. Jennifer Hale begins her twelfth season as sideline reporter. Hale, an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist, is also in her 13th season as a sideline reporter for the NFL on FOX.
Bally Sports will provide extensive team coverage including Pelicans Live pregame and postgame shows, as well as Pelicans Insider, a bi-weekly program featuring player and coach profiles, game highlights and behind-the-scenes content.
In addition to producing 78 regular season games, Bally Sports will carry the Pelicans preseason opener at the Smoothie King Center against the Orlando Magic on October 10. The other three preseason contests (Oct. 12 vs. Houston, Oct. 14 at Atlanta, and Oct. 17 at Orlando) will be streamed live on Pelicans.com and via the Pelicans Mobile App.
All Pelicans games and programming on Bally Sports New Orleans will also stream on the Bally Sports app and at BallySports.com. To start streaming, fans can sign in to the app using their pay-TV provider, user ID and password. Or viewers can subscribe to Bally Sports+, a streaming service within the Bally Sports app that gives fans direct access to their favorite hometown teams. For more information and to subscribe to Bally Sports+, visit BallySportsPlus.com.
Bally Sports New Orleans is available through various providers in the region including AT&T U-Verse, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DirecTV Stream, Fubo, and Spectrum. Fans can visit www.getmyhometeams.com for more information about the availability of Bally Sports New Orleans in their area.
The Pelicans Radio Network will broadcast all regular season and preseason games on iHeartRadio’s News Talk 99.5 WRNO and on iHeartRadio, the all-in-one free digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. Additionally, fans can tune in to any of the Pelicans’ radio affiliate networks across the Gulf South or listen to the radio broadcast on the Pelicans Mobile App.
The Pelicans radio broadcast team features play-by-play announcer Todd Graffagnini, who begins his fifth season with the team; color analyst John DeShazier, who returns for his twelfth season; and sideline reporter Erin Summers returns for her third season. Fans can also tune in to 99.5 WRNO for the latest pre-game, halftime, and post-game updates provided by Pelicans studio host Gus Kattengell live from the Smoothie King Center radio studio.
The Pelicans Radio Network will also produce a weekly radio show featuring interviews with Pelicans coaches, executives, and players, as well as guests from around the NBA. The weekly radio show airs every Thursday night starting at 7:00 p.m. on 99.5 WRNO, except when there are schedule conflicts with Pelicans games.
Fans can download the Pelicans Mobile App to enhance their game experience and enjoy exclusive content 365 days a year, including stats, breaking news, highlights, analysis, podcasts and much more. The app will also direct fans to the streaming and audio broadcasts.
For more information about Pelicans broadcasting, please visit https://www.nba.com/pelicans/broadcasting