FOX Sports Sun announces plans to televise Toronto Raptors games
TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2020)– FOX Sports Sun announced today the network will make 36 regular season Toronto Raptors games available to viewers as part of the first half of the 2020-21 NBA season. Raptors games will air on television or stream locally between FOX Sports Sun, FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports GO.
On nights where the Raptors do not conflict with the Orlando Magic, Toronto games will stream on FOX Sports GO and air on either FOX Sports Sun or FOX Sports Florida across north-central Florida. On nights where the Raptors do conflict with the Magic, Toronto games will stream only on FOX Sports GO in the Tampa Bay TV market.
“This was an exciting opportunity that came our way and we couldn’t be more excited to add Toronto Raptors games to our programming lineup,” said FOX Sports Florida – FOX Sports Sun SVP / General Manager Steve Tello. “I want to thank the NBA, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors and Vinik Sports Group for coming together to bring Raptors basketball to fans through the first half of the season.”
Opening night coverage will begin Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. only on FOX Sports GO when the Raptors open the season vs. the New Orleans Pelicans at AMALIE Arena. The first game airing on television will be joined in progress on FOX Sports Florida when the Raptors play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The first fully televised game will air on FOX Sports Sun when the Raptors face the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, Jan. 10. Additional channel information will be clarified and announced pending the release of the NHL regular season broadcast schedule.
There will be no pre-or-postgame show coverage throughout the season as Toronto will manage all production, on-air talent and broadcast integrations.
FOX Sports GO is the live streaming platform that showcases all of the Sinclair Regional Sports Networks’ events and studio programming through pay-TV providers. It is currently available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android as well as foxsportsgo.com. FOX Sports GO is also available on connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV, and Xbox One. Fans can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.
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