LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings and FOX Sports West today released their 72-game television schedule on FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket for the 2014-15 season, it was announced by Kings Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting Michael Altieri and FOX Sports West/Prime Ticket Senior Vice President and General Manager, Steve Simpson. All 82 Kings games are again slated to be broadcast this season locally or on national television, along with two Kings 2014 exhibition games on FOX Sports West on September 25 versus Anaheim at STAPLES Center and October 4 versus Colorado in Las Vegas.
Regular season coverage of Kings hockey on FOX Sports West kicks-off with the club’s second game of the season, the Kings-Arizona Coyotes game in Glendale on October 11 following the Kings-San Jose Sharks regular season contest (season opener / championship banner raising event at STAPLES Center) on October 8 that will be broadcast on NBCSN (as previously announced).
Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller and color commentator Jim Fox return to broadcast Kings games this season. Miller returns for his 42nd season as the television “Voice of the Kings” and Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 25th season as the club’s television color commentator.
“Kings Live” returns prior to and immediately following all home (from outside STAPLES Center) and road telecasts on FOX Sports West. Patrick O’Neal again serves as host, sitting alongside Daryl Evans for all road games, while former Kings defenseman Sean O’Donnell is back for his second season on “Kings Live" for all home telecasts. Fox also joins the pre- and post-game to offer viewers further analysis. In addition, Jon Rosen (LAKingsInsider.com beat writer) offers updates and reports before and after each game on the road, while Alex Curry delivers interviews, reports and social media updates surrounding home telecasts. Connected, original, fast-paced and fun, the half-hour program brings fans closer to the team with player and coach interviews, game analysis and much more.
O’Neal is set to begin his 10th season, while Curry returns for her third season. O’Donnell, Evans and Rosen are also set to return and contribute during the season and postseason. From the production truck, Steven Dorfman will begin his sixth season on Kings telecasts, serving as the producer, and Mike Hassan will again direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995.
Additionally, FOX Sports West will debut the following original programs this season: “Kings Live: Season Preview Special” debuts Saturday, October 4; “Kings Insider: Day with the Cup” (profiling six players) debuts Saturday, October 11; “Kings Weekly,” which is back for its second season and will again feature segments including “Coffee with Bob,” debuts Thursday, October 16 and the “Making of the Kings Ice Crew Calendar” will debut November 4.
Games indicated on the TV scheduled marked KCOP-TV/13 will be produced by FOX Sports West.
About FOX Sports West
FOX Sports West is the local destination for the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Kings and CIF Southern Section high school athletics. 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 700 live sporting events and telecast over 2,500 hours of live and original programming every year. For complete regional sports news, provocative opinions, telecast schedules and updated statistics, log-on to www.FOXSportsWest.com.