FOX Sports Florida announces Orlando Magic TV schedule for 2018-19 season
ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2018) – FOX Sports Florida, the exclusive television home of the Orlando Magic, announced today the network will produce and televise all 82 regular season Magic games as part of the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season.
Opening night coverage begins live from Amway Center at 6 p.m. with a special one-hour edition of the Magic Live pregame show. Magic CEO Alex Martins is scheduled to join the pregame show. The hour-long broadcast leads right up to tip-off at 7 pm as the Magic host the Miami HEAT. All broadcasts throughout the season will feature half-hour Magic Live pregame shows along with extended postgame coverage from site. Magic Live will originate from Amway Center for home games, while away games will be anchored from the FOX Sports studio.
Play-by-play announcer David Steele returns alongside former Magic player Jeff Turner as color analyst to provide viewers with expert commentary throughout the season. This season marks six years calling games together for the Steele-Turner pairing. Paul Kennedy and Dante Marchitelli also return as hosts of Magic Live, while former Magic Head Coach Brian Hill, former Magic teammates Bo Anderson and Nick Anderson and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie round out the group of on-air analysts during pregame, postgame and halftime.
The popular “Inside the Magic” series returns and will feature player profiles and episodes offering behind-the-scenes access to other aspects of the team and its operations — all designed to bring the fans closer to their favorite team. There are six new episodes scheduled to air throughout the upcoming season.
All 82 Magic games televised on FOX Sports Florida will also be streamed live on the FOX Sports app. The FOX Sports app is available to customers of participating pay-TV providers on iOS, Android, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Roku, Windows devices and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
NEW THIS SEASON
FOX Sports Florida in Mexico
As part of the NBA’s Mexico City Games, the Magic will play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 13 and the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. FOX Sports Florida will televise each game with live coverage starting a half-hour before tip-off.
30th Anniversary Celebration
FOX Sports Florida will join the Magic in celebrating their 30th anniversary season by enhancing the broadcast during the team’s scheduled classic nights. Fans tuning in will enjoy watching Magic alumni, live guests and all-new historical content highlighting 30 years of Magic basketball on and off the court.
Classic Nights Schedule:
Wed. 17-Oct, 6 pm vs MIA
Fri. 29-Oct, 6:30 pm vs CHA
Wed. 7-Nov, 6:30 pm vs DET
Fri. 9-Nov, 6:30 pm at WAS
Sat. 17-Nov, 6:30 pm vs LAL
Fri. 7-Dec, 6:30 pm vs IND
Sun. 23-Dec, 5:30 pm vs MIA
Sun. 13-Jan, 5:30 pm vs HOU
Thu. 7-Feb, 6:30 pm vs MIN
Thu. 14-Feb, 6:30 pm vs CHA
Fri. 22-Feb, 6:30 pm vs CHI
Thu. 14-Mar, 6:30 pm vs CLE
Wed. 3-Apr, 6:30 pm vs NYK
ABOUT FOX SPORTS FLORIDA / FOX SPORTS SUN
FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Sun are the regional television homes of the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. The regional sports networks have been fixtures in the homes of sports fans throughout the Sunshine State for the past 30 years. Today, the networks combine to produce more than 700 live sporting events and over 300 studio based and original programs year round. FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by engaging our audiences and providing award winning TV and web coverage of Florida’s hometown sports teams. For more information, channel listings and how you can get involved with FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun, visit www.foxsportsflorida.com.