Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast announce 2021 Braves 155-game telecast schedule
ATLANTA – Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast (rebranding from FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast), today announced its 2021 Atlanta Braves regular season schedule featuring 155 games. All games not airing exclusively on a national platform will air on the all-new Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast regional networks beginning with Opening Day coverage, Thursday, April 1 at 2 PM ET at the Philadelphia Phillies.
The networks’ coverage of Atlanta Braves baseball has received multiple Emmy® Awards and national recognition as the Best Full Season Regional Coverage of Live Sporting Events by the Cynopsis Sports Media Awards. Under the new Bally Sports brand, the networks will continue to deliver expert analysis and access across linear and digital platforms in the 2021 season.
Chip Caray returns for his 17th season as a Braves play-by-play announcer and will be joined in the booth by 12-year MLB veteran and former Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who returns for his fourth season as in-game analyst. Returning to the booth for a 10th season as in-game anaylst is 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee and two-time National League Cy Young Award winner, Tom Glavine.
Reporting from the dugout, sidelines and studio throughout the game will be Kelly Crull (second season) and 14-year MLB veteran and All-Star Paul Byrd (ninth season).
Bally Sports telecasts will be anchored by the network’s flagship pre- and postgame show, “Braves LIVE,” hosted by Jerome Jurenovich for a 15th season. He will be joined on the Braves LIVE set throughout the season by analysts Brian Jordan (15th season), Nick Green (seventh season) and Peter Moylan (third season). Jordan is a 15-year MLB veteran and former Braves outfielder and All-Star. Green is a former Braves infielder and eight-year MLB veteran. Moylan played 12 years in the MLB, including nine seasons with the Braves.
Complementing Opening Day coverage on April 1 – and marking a new era of regional sports – “Bally Sports Big Opening Day” will leverage the Bally Sports regional networks to offer fans across the country for the first-time ever with a live, whip-around style MLB Opening Day program. In coordination with Sinclair-owned sister sports platforms, including Tennis Channel and Stadium, the three-hour special will offer fans MLB previews as well as NHL, NBA, and pro-tennis updates and highlights. Leading off at 11 AM ET, “Bally Sports Big Opening Day” will originate from Stadium’s studio in Chicago and air across all 19 Bally Sports RSNs, including Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast, and feature expert analysts, exclusive interviews, social media updates and more.
Thursday, April 1 – Atlanta Braves Opening Day Coverage on Bally Sports South
· 11 a.m. ET – Bally Sports Big Opening Day
· 2 p.m. ET – Braves Live Pregame
· 3 p.m. ET – Braves vs. Phillies
· 6:30 p.m. ET – Braves Live Postgame
“Braves Season Preview 2021” will debut Friday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South prior to the Braves vs. Twins Spring Training game at 6 p.m. ET. The show will re-air through March 30 on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast (check local listings).
Atlanta Braves games on Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast will be widely available throughout Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Central and Western North Carolina on cable, satellite and over-the-top providers, including AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DirecTV, Spectrum and Xfinity. The network’s schedule is attached to the email (subject to change) with local channel listings listed here.
All Braves programming will stream live on the all-new Bally Sports app and on ballysports.com when a consumer authenticates through their pay-tv service. Both the app and website will launch in coordination with the network rebrand on March 31, 2021. The Bally Sports app will be available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku Players and Roku TV, Samsung and LG platforms and Xbox One. The FOX Sports GO app will update to the all-new Bally Sports app upon the rebrand. Fans can also 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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About Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast
Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast (formerly FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast) are Sinclair-owned Regional Sports Networks. They form the largest RSN in the United States, delivering coverage to more states than any other RSN, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. As rightsholders for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta United, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, and Atlantic Coast Conference, the networks produce 750+ live events while televising 2600+ live events and studio shows annually. The content can also be streamed on the Bally Sports app, currently available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android, as well as www.ballysports.com.
About Atlanta Braves
Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 18 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 The Fan (AM), Rock 100.5 (FM) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.