The LA Kings and FOX Sports West announced an addition to the club's 2019-20 broadcast schedule: The Kings-Chicago game this Saturday, November 2, will be broadcast on Prime Ticket in Spanish in addition to being broadcast in English on FOX Sports West. Both English and Spanish broadcasts will be aired on FOX Sports GO.
Francisco X. Rivera, who calls a number of Kings home games as the play by play announcer on the radio in Spanish on KWKW 1330 AM TU LIGA, will team with Henry Briones on the Prime Ticket broadcast. Briones is a former UFC Bantamweight and current MMA TV Analyst, and a former member of the Mexican Hockey National Team.
The special "side by side" broadcasts highlight the club's annual Dia de Los Muertos Night presented by Delta Air Lines at STAPLES Center.
Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday which includes the creation of altars or "ofrendas" to honor and celebrate loved ones who have passed. Fans over the age of 18 are welcome to submit remembrance photos of family and friends to the Dia de Los Muertos altar
Using all submissions at STAPLES Center the Kings will create a digital mosaic that will be revealed at the Dia de Los Muertos game presented by Delta Air Lines on November 2. Fans will be able to pan-and-zoom to find your loved ones' photos and the mosaic will also be shareable through Facebook and Twitter.
Additionally, that night's game is one of nine Hockey Night in LA editions for the Kings this season. Hockey Night in LA on November 2 will be re-branded "Noche de Hockey en L.A."
The broadcast will also feature several special guests in the booth and special video packages including a 'Hockey 101' on-ice segment with Briones and Kings alum Derek Armstrong, and an 'Intro to Dia de Los Muertos Night' featuring interviews with several Kings executives.
Also, as part of the evening, Mariachi Los Reyes will perform the National Anthem and during the first intermission, and Ballet Folklorico De Los Angeles, a traditional dance group, will be featured at a special pre-game party at City View Terrace.
LA Kings Ice Crew members will also have their faces painted in the Catrina/calavera style by a local Mexican makeup artist, and special Dia de Los Muertos Night pucks will be used during player warm-ups that evening and will also be available for sale at the Kings Care Booth at Section 103.
The game will also be broadcast on TU LIGA, as originally scheduled, with Nano Cortés calling the action. Cortés typically serves as Rivera's color analyst on the radio.