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 2015-16 season, it was announced by Kings Senior 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 2015 exhibition games on Prime Ticket on September 29 versus Anaheim at STAPLES Center and October 3 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 at STAPLES Center on October 9, following the Kings-San Jose Sharks regular season (home opener) on October 7 that will be broadcast on NBCSN (as previously announced).
Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller and Jim Fox return to broadcast Kings games this season. Miller returns for his 43rd season as the television “Voice of the Kings” and Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 26th season as the club’s TV 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 for his third 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 11th season, while Curry returns for her fourth season. O’Donnell, Evans and Rosen are also set to return and contribute during the season and postseason. From the production truck, Kings game producer, Steven Dorfman will begin his seventh season, and Mike Hassan will again direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995.
Games indicated on the TV scheduled marked KCOP-TV/13 will be produced by FOX Sports West.