FOX Sports West, LA Kings announce long term TV Rights agreement
Los Angeles - The Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Kings and FOX Sports West Monday announced a new long-term television rights agreement that ensures Fox Sports will remain the Kings' exclusive local television partner well into the next decade.
Under the new agreement, FOX Sports West will televise approximately 75 regular-season Kings games per season, pending games selected for national distribution. The network will also televise select early round playoff match-ups and pre-season games. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
"The LA Kings are very excited and proud to continue what has been an extremely rewarding partnership with our friends at FOX Sports West," said Kings President, Business Operations, Luc Robitaille. "Los Angeles is truly experiencing a historic period for our franchise, and this new agreement will provide us with multiple opportunities and platforms to showcase our team and its talented group of players for many years to come."
"We're pleased that the Kings will be a part of the Fox Sports family for a long time to come," said Jeff Krolik, Executive Vice President, Fox Sports Networks. "Their amazing playoff run has energized this town and we couldn't be more proud to be partners with them."
"We're excited that FOX Sports West will remain the Kings' local TV home," said Steve Simpson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports West / Prime Ticket. "We want to thank Tim Leiweke, Luc Robitaille, and the entire Kings organization for their efforts in making this deal happen."
As the home of the Kings, FOX Sports West has been delivering exclusive coverage since 1985. Kings telecasts feature Hall-of-Fame Announcer Bob Miller, who has served as the television "Voice of the Kings" for 39 seasons, and Jim Fox, who has provided analysis for the Kings for 23 seasons.
FOX Sports West is also the destination for "Kings Live." Originating live from Chick Hearn Plaza outside STAPLES Center, "Kings Live" provides unmatched access to the Kings. As an extension of the game telecast, "Kings Live" is a 30-minute post-game show led by reporter Patrick O'Neal, with added game analysis from Fox. In addition to its regular-season coverage this season, "Kings Live" continues to deliver post-game analysis following every Stanley Cup Playoff game.
The Kings, who have a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals, host the New Jersey Devils for Game 3 tonight at STAPLES Center at 5 p.m. PT.
About FOX Sports West
FOX Sports West is the television home of the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Angels. Together, FOX Sports West and sister network PRIME TICKET present more live, local sports programming than any other network or broadcast system in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, the regional networks produce over 900 live sporting events and telecast over 2,500 hours of original programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.foxsportswest.com.
About LA Kings
The L.A. Kings started play in 1967. They first called the Forum in Inglewood home and the team has played at STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles since 1999. Five players – Luc Robitaille, Wayne Gretzky, Dave Taylor, Marcel Dionne and Rogie Vachon – have had their sweater number retired. To learn more about the Kings, visit LAKings.com.