SportSouth, Grizzlies announce 2013-14 TV schedule

BY foxsports • September 27, 2013

Memphis,
Tenn.
-- The Memphis Grizzlies and SportSouth today
announced that SportSouth will televise 73 games during the 2013-14
regular season, all in high definition, and will deliver Grizzlies
coverage to an expanded territory that includes Missouri and southern
Illinois.  
 


Memphis
will tip off the regular season when SportSouth televises a 2013
Western Conference Finals rematch between the Grizzlies and San Antonio
Spurs
at 7:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the AT&T Center. 
 


Grizz
Nation will be able to follow the Grizzlies across the NBA landscape
throughout the season, as SportSouth will broadcast 38 of the team’s
road
contests, including a meeting with LeBron James and the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat at 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday, March 21.
 


This
season, Fox Sports will increase its Grizzlies coverage in Little Rock,
Ark. and debut new coverage in Missouri and southern Illinois –
including
the St. Louis area – with 46 and 42 telecasts in each market,
respectively. The games in the Little Rock, Ark. market will be
broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus, while the games in the Missouri
and southern Illinois region will be distributed on Fox Sports
Midwest and FS Midwest Plus (all games and channels are subject to
change). Existing Grizzlies coverage on SportSouth reaches fans in
Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee including markets
such as Birmingham, Mobile, Louisville, Jackson (MS),
Chattanooga and Knoxville.
 


Play-by-play broadcaster Pete Pranica returns for his 10th season as the television voice of the Grizzlies,
joining analysts Sean Tuohy and former Grizzlies point guard Brevin Knight.  Rob Fischer enters his seventh season as the sideline reporter for all Grizzlies telecasts.
 


SportSouth and the Grizzlies will continue to provide expanded pre-game coverage on Grizzlies LIVE, presented by Chuck Hutton Toyota.  Hosted
on location at the Fed Ex Forum, Grizzlies LIVE gives viewers a complete pre-game breakdown, including interviews, analysis and special features for all 73 telecasts.
 


In
an effort to ensure that all members of Grizz Nation can catch every
game of the 2013-14 season, SportSouth and the Grizzlies have teamed up
to
make a special offer for the three non-telecast games on the schedule.
These “Home for the Holidays” games, Monday, Dec. 9 vs. Orlando, Sunday,
Dec. 15 vs. Minnesota and Monday, Dec. 23 vs. Utah, will have all
Terrace III level seats, regularly priced at $20
per game, available for only $10.
 


The
FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – FOX Sports South,
FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth – collectively
reach more 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states
across the Southeast.  They are the television home of the Atlanta
Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte
Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati
Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Hornets, and St. Louis Cardinals, as
well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern
Conference, and Big 12 Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the
University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina
and University of Tennessee.  Combined, the four networks produce more
than 800 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events
each year.
 


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