ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today the club's local television schedule for the 2006-2007 NHL season. A franchise-high 78 Ducks games will be broadcast locally this season, besting the previous club-high 73 games that aired last season.
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FSN PRIME TICKET will cover 40 games this season (FSN West will carry four additional broadcasts when the Ducks play at Los Angeles). Additionally, KDOC-TV will air 30 games, with four contests aired nationally on NBC (1) and OLN (3).
"We are pleased to announce a new record number of televised Ducks games this season," said Anaheim Ducks & Anaheim Arena Management Senior Vice President/CMO Bob Wagner. "We've worked hard to be able to have 78 games airing live on television, complementing our radio package on AM 830 that will cover all pre- and regular-season games live."
"We're glad to be back for another year as the Ducks' telecast partner. We're looking forward to giving viewers more access, analysis and information on their favorite team with Ducks Live' before and after each home game," said Steve Simpson, vice president and general manager, FSN PRIME TICKET.
Hosted by FSN PRIME TICKET reporter Bill Macdonald, "Ducks Live" provides unmatched access to the Anaheim Ducks and is a true extension of each game telecast. Originating live from the Arrowhead Pond before and after home Ducks events, "Ducks Live" delivers the stories of the game as told by the playmakers themselves. The 30-minute pre-game format and full post-game coverage blend seamlessly into event coverage. Expert analysis, informative interviews, and signature segments further connect viewers to the team. Original, fast-paced and fun, "Ducks Live" on FSN PRIME TICKET keeps Ducks fans entertained and informed.
In addition to broadcasting Anaheim Ducks games, FSN PRIME TICKET is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Clippers, AVP, Chivas USA, Los Angeles Sparks, Los Angeles Avengers, USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, local high school sports and Big West, WCC, ACC and Pac-10 conference competition.
FSN PRIME TICKET and its sister network, FSN WEST, have been providing local sports coverage to Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii for over 20 years. The regional sports networks were recognized for outstanding regional sports coverage and original local programming at the 58th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, receiving 14 nominations and four trophies. The partner networks combine to produce over 700 live sporting events and telecast 5,000 hours of original programming every year.
Last season, KDOC-TV and the Ducks partnered to televise four late regular season contests in April and two Stanley Cup Playoff games. KDOC-TV is an independent television station owned and operated by Ellis Communications. The station went on the air in 1982, and serves the Los Angeles television market that consists of over 5.6 million homes.
"We at KDOC-TV are very excited to be the Ducks broadcast partner this season in what we think will be an exciting run for the Stanley Cup," said Dan Casey, President and General Manager of KDOC-TV. "The addition of such high-quality sports programming as the Ducks further establishes KDOC-TV as a major broadcast option for advertisers in the Los Angeles television market and strengthens our local programming commitment to the Orange County community."
KDOC-TV, a classic independent broadcaster provides "classic" TV shows and local sports and information programming with a high standard of family entertainment value.
All Ducks broadcasts on FSN PRIME TICKET and KDOC-TV will feature the broadcast team of John Ahlers (play-by-play) and Brian Hayward (color commentator).National Hockey League broadcast partners OLN, which changes its name to Versus on Sept. 25, and NBC will carry four Anaheim Ducks games nationally this season. NBC will broadcast the Ducks' home contest vs. Dallas on Sunday, Jan. 28. OLN will broadcast Ducks games @ Colorado (Feb. 15), @ San Jose (Feb. 26) and @ Detroit (March 26).
Attached is the complete 2006-2007 Anaheim Ducks television schedule.