Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast set to launch Wednesday, March 31
ATLANTA – Marking the beginning of a new era in regional sports coverage and content, Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast (rebranding from FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and FOX Sports Southeast), will launch on Wednesday, March 31, followed by a full slate of live regional programming on Thursday, April 1. (Schedules are subject to change and territorial restrictions apply; check local listings.)
Major League Baseball Opening Day coverage on Thursday, April 1, will begin at 11 a.m. ET with “Bally Sports Big Opening Day.” The national show will leverage the Bally Sports regional networks to offer fans a live, whip-around-style MLB Opening Day broadcast that will also feature NHL, NBA, and pro-tennis updates and highlights. Hosted by Stadium’s Michael Kim, Bally Sports SoCal’s Kristina Pink and Bally Sports Southeast’s Eric Collins, “Bally Sports Big Opening Day” will originate from Stadium’s studio in Chicago and air across all 19 Bally Sports regional networks.
Opening Day festivities will continue at 2 p.m. ET on Bally Sports South with a special one-hour “Braves LIVE” pregame show leading into the live coverage of the Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies at 3:00pm ET.
Additional MLB Opening Day coverage featuring the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds at 3:30 p.m. ET will be available throughout Tennessee and western/central North Carolina on Bally Sports Southeast (check local listings for availability).
Following expanded Opening Day baseball coverage, the networks will feature regional NBA and NHL matchups at 7:30 p.m. ET featuring the Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs on Bally Sports Southeast, and the Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars and New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic on Bally Sports South.
Looking ahead, the Charlotte Hornets will make their Bally Sports Southeast debut versus the Indiana Pacers on Friday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Carolina Hurricanes make their first appearance on Bally Sports South on Saturday, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET when they host the Dallas Stars.
|BALLY SPORTS LAUNCH LINE-UP||BALLY SPORTS SOUTH||BALLY SPORTS SOUTHEAST|
|WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31|
|7:30 p.m.||Jazz vs. Grizzlies (NBA)|
|THURSDAY, APRIL 1|
|11 a.m.||“Bally Sports Big Opening Day”||“Bally Sports Big Opening Day”|
|2 p.m.||Braves vs. Phillies (MLB)|
|3:30 p.m.||Cardinals vs. Reds (MLB)|
|7:30 p.m.||Stars vs. Predators (NHL)||Hawks vs. Spurs (NBA)|
|Magic vs. Pelicans (NBA)|
|FRIDAY, APRIL 2|
|7:30 p.m.||Hornets vs. Pacers (NBA)|
|SATURDAY, APRIL 3|
|6:30 p.m.||Stars vs. Hurricanes (NHL)|
All times in ET. Schedules are subject to change and territorial restrictions apply; check local listings.
Bally Sports South and Bally Sports Southeast will be widely available throughout Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee on cable, satellite and streaming providers, including AT&T U-verse, AT&T TV, DirecTV, Spectrum and Xfinity.
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. For more regional sports content, follow @BallySportsSO on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.