LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings and FOX Sports West today released their 75-game television schedule for the 2016-17 season as the Kings celebrate their 50th Anniversary, it was announced by Kings Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting Michael Altieri and FOX Sports West Senior Vice President/GM Henry Ford. All 82 Kings regular season games are again slated to be broadcast this season locally or on national television, along with two Kings 2016 exhibition games on FOX Sports West on October 7 and October 8 in Las Vegas in the new T-Mobile Arena.
Regular season coverage of Kings hockey on FOX Sports West kicks-off with the club's second game of the season, the Kings-Philadelphia Flyers contest in Los Angeles on October 14, the club's home opener. That kicks-off 21 straight Kings games on FOX Sports West. As previously announced the Kings season opener on October 12 in San Jose will be broadcast on NBCSN.
Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller and analyst Jim Fox return to broadcast Kings games this season. Miller returns for his 44th season as the television "Voice of the Kings" and Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 27th season as the club's television analyst.
"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 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. Also for all Saturday night home games O'Donnell will be "in-between the benches" at STAPLES Center contributing analysis from ice-level. Connected, original, fast-paced and fun, the half-hour program brings fans closer to the team with player and coach interviews, game analysis and more. From the production truck, Steven Dorfman will begin his eighth season on Kings telecasts, serving as the producer, and Mike Hassan will again direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995.
In addition to telecast coverage on FOX Sports West, all LA Kings games on the regional sports network will also be available on FOX Sports GO. The FOX Sports GO app is currently available for iOS, Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and Fire phones, Roku players and Roku TV, select Windows devices, and online at FOXSportsGO.com. Fans can download the mobile app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
Games indicated on the TV scheduled marked KCOP-TV/13 will be produced by FOX Sports West.
On the radio the Kings will return to flagship KABC 790.