The LA Kings and FOX Sports West today revealed the club's television schedule for the 2020-21 NHL regular season, Kings Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Content Michael Altieri and FOX Sports West Senior Vice President and General Manager Lindsay Amstutz announced.
This marks the 35th Anniversary of Kings Hockey on FOX Sports West, with the relationship beginning in 1985.
All 56 Kings regular season games will be broadcast this season locally or on national television with regular season coverage of LA Kings Hockey on FOX Sports West kicking-off with the club's season/home opener, the Kings-Minnesota Wild game at STAPLES Center, on Thursday, January 14. Coverage on FOX Sports West on January 14 begins at 6:30 p.m., the first of 51 games on the home of the Kings.
Kings television play-by-play announcer Alex Faust returns for his fourth season and is joined by analyst Jim Fox in the Kings broadcast booth. Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 31st season as the club's television analyst. From the production truck, Steven "Hoover" Dorfman will begin his 12th season on Kings telecasts, serving as the producer, and Mike Hassan will again direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995.
Games will air this season on FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and KCOP-TV/Channel 13. As part of game coverage, the Emmy Award Winning "LA Kings Live" returns prior to and immediately following all home and road telecasts on FOX Sports West. Patrick O'Neal returns as host to cover the team for his 16th season, alongside former LA Kings players Daryl Evans, Jarret Stoll and Derek Armstrong.
Fox also joins pre- and post-game shows to offer viewers further analysis. In addition, Carrlyn Bathe is back for her third season to deliver interviews, reports and social media updates surrounding home and road telecasts.
Also returning to the TV programming lineup in 2021 is "LA Kings Weekly." The show takes Kings fans behind the scenes with exclusive interviews, unique features and more. The half-hour show debuts January 21 on FOX Sports West immediately following the Kings-Avalanche contest.
Fox and Faust return behind the mic for all LA Kings telecasts on FOX Sports West with top priority being placed on COVID-19 safety protocols this season. The duo will call all home games from their usual television booth inside STAPLES Center and they will call all road telecasts next to the FOX Sports West production truck in a separate trailer, outside the arena.
LA Kings coverage on FOX Sports West is also available on FOX Sports GO. FOX Sports GO is an extension of a fan's pay-TV service that allows the viewer to watch their favorite teams on the go, live from anywhere via the app or FOX SportsGo.com. FOX Sports GO is currently available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android as well as FOXSportsGO.com.
FOX Sports GO is also available on connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV, and Xbox One. Fans can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, Xbox One App Store and Windows App Store.
This season 51 Kings games are scheduled to be broadcast on FOX Sports West. Two games are slated to be carried by KCOP-TV (Channel 13) - February 5 at Vegas and February 26 at Minnesota.
As previously announced by the NHL and NBC, the following five Kings games will be broadcast on NBCSN: Kings at St. Louis, February 24; Kings at Colorado, March 14; Vegas at Kings, March 21; Kings at San Jose, March 24; and Vegas at Kings, April 14. Three more Kings games -- on March 10, March 21 and April 18 -- are non-exclusive NBCSN Broadcasts (FSW will broadcast these games).
The 2021 LA Kings Television Broadcast Schedule is subject to change. The club radio schedules will be announced later.