Los Angeles – The L.A. Clippers and FOX Sports Prime Ticket today announced an exclusive multi-year broadcast rights agreement between the team and the regional sports network, pending league approval. The terms of the agreement were not announced.
Prime Ticket will broadcast all regular season games not selected by a national broadcaster for exclusive telecast, first-round post-season Clippers games, plus selected pre-season games. All games televised by Prime Ticket will again be made available for streaming on FOX Sports GO to customers with a pay-TV subscription.
Further, the Clippers announced that the team will be conducting in-market tests for new, innovative digital offerings on a trial basis to a targeted number of fans.
“We are pleased to extend our partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers,” said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Prime Ticket/FOX Sports San Diego/FOX Sports West. “The Clippers are a world-class organization on and off the court, and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”
“It is exciting for us to continue our relationship with FOX Sports Prime Ticket,” Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker said. “Our new partnership provides us the ability to pursue Steve Ballmer’s vision of developing revolutionary digital products, while continuing to supply our fans with the comprehensive Clippers coverage and distribution FOX Sports Prime Ticket has provided for over 20 years.”
The 2016-17 season will mark Prime Ticket’s 21st season as regional telecast partner and eighth season as the sole television home for the Clippers. In addition to coverage throughout Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, all Clippers games will again be available to fans located in the San Diego market on FOX Sports San Diego.
About Prime Ticket
Prime Ticket is the local destination for the Los Angeles Clippers, Anaheim Ducks and Big West Conference athletics. Together, Prime Ticket and sister networks FOX Sports San Diego and FOX Sports West, present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California, San Diego, Nevada, Hawaii, the regional networks produce over 900 live sporting events and telecast over 3,500 hours of live and original programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.FOXSportsWest.com.
About the L.A. Clippers
The L.A. Clippers play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Clippers have won two division titles (2013, 2014) and are coached by Doc Rivers. Under the vision of owner Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have emerged as one of the most innovative franchises and business partners in basketball. Tickets for home games at STAPLES Center can be purchased at www.clippers.com/tickets. In addition to on-court success, the Clippers are committed to making a difference in Southern California through numerous community programs and the L.A. Clippers Foundation.
For more information on the Clippers players, organization, stats and tickets, please visit www.clippers.com.