The Los Angeles Clippers today announced the team’s 2012-13 pre and regular season broadcast schedule.
As the official home of the Clippers, PRIME TICKET and its sister network, FOX Sports West will regionally telecast a total of 72 regular season and a minimum of four preseason games (October 6th vs. Denver in Las Vegas, October 17th vs. Denver, October 22nd vs. Golden State and October 24th vs. the Lakers) during the upcoming season. Six of the remaining contests not televised on PRIME TICKET will air nationally on TNT with the other four being nationally televised on ABC.
The Clippers national television package includes a franchise-high 30 games scheduled to be televised nationally on ABC (four games), ESPN (ten games), TNT (nine games) and NBA TV (seven games).
In its 17th season overall as telecast partner – and the fourth season as the regional television home for Clippers Basketball – PRIME TICKET and FOX Sports West will provide all game telecasts in High Definition (HD). This marks the fourth complete HD Clippers season for the regional sports network.
Ralph Lawler, the “Voice of the Clippers,” is in his 34th year as the Clippers play-by-play announcer. He will call the action alongside former Clipper Michael Smith, who is in his 11th season providing color analysis. New to the broadcasts this season, Jaime Maggio and Kristina Pink will share sideline reporting duties for the regional sports network.
PRIME TICKET is the exclusive home of “Clippers Live,” the 30-minute pre-game and post-game shows that are dedicated to providing fans with unmatched access to the team. Hosted by PRIME TICKET reporter Michael Eaves, with analysis from former NBA players Don MacLean and Kiki Vandeweghe, “Clippers Live” keeps fans informed and entertained with player interviews, expert analysis and original feature stories.
Throughout the season PRIME TICKET will also feature original programming shows that deliver unique access to the team including, “Clippers Live: Pre-Season Special,” “Before the Bigs: Chris Paul” and “Clippers Insider: Trip to China.”
PRIME TICKET and sister network, FOX Sports West, have been providing local sports coverage to Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii for over 25 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 6.8 million subscribers; PRIME TICKET reaches 6.2 million subscribers. The partner networks combine to produce over 800 live sporting events and telecast 2,750 hours of live programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.foxsportswest.com.