Nashville, Tenn. (September 14, 2016) - For the second consecutive season in Nashville Predators franchise history, all 82 regular-season games will have a television home, with 80 contests being broadcast locally on FOX Sports Tennessee and two nationally on NBCSN. The new schedule is the centerpiece to the 2016-17 TV broadcast which commences at home against the Chicago Blackhawks, Oct. 14 on NBC Sports Network.
The 2016-17 broadcast lineup has the most expansive coverage to date thanks to FOX Sports Tennessee's commitment to the Predators. Half-hour Predators LIVE! pregame shows will air before all FOX Sports televised contests, both home and away and a new in-game series titled Mic'd Up will feature a player from practice skate giving fans an inside look at conversations on the ice.
"Each year the Nashville Predators relationship with FOX Sports Tennessee strengthens and we see that this year in our broadcast schedule; with our growing partnership, this season we are able to offer the most content we ever have," Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "In addition to televising 80 regular-season games this season, FOX Sports Tennessee will once again be the first place for fans to go before and after Preds games with another year of Predators LIVE! pregame and postgame shows for all FOX broadcasts. It's going to be an exciting season in Smashville, and FOX Sports Tennessee is the premier place for fans to follow along with the Nashville Predators."
Predators games televised on FOX Sports Tennessee will be available for the first time on FOX Sports GO (FOXSportsGo.com), a free app that provides live streaming video through select programming distributors all season long, as well as other FOX Sports programming.
FOX Sports GO 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. Please check with your local cable provider for full streaming accessibility.
Terry Crisp, who offers unique insight and analysis as one of 14 people who have won the Stanley Cup as both a player and a coach, and has 19 years of broadcasting experience on the Preds television broadcasts, and Mark Howard, who is entering his ninth year as part of the Preds broadcast team, return this season as hosts of Predators LIVE!
TV play-by-play announcer Willy Daunic, who has been a part of the Predators broadcast crew since the team began playing in Nashville 19 years ago, and color commentator Stu Grimson, who had a successful 16-year NHL career, return for their second season as the Preds on-air duo. Along with rinkside reporter Lyndsay Rowley, the three complete Nashville's in-game broadcasting crew. Rowley will work all 80 FOX Sports Tennessee games, giving the team a rink-side presence for every game for the second time in team history.
"Voice of the Predators" Pete Weber and Brent Peterson, who have each been with the team since Day One, return this season to host fans on the Predators Radio Network.
All members of the Predators broadcast crew will help contribute unique content to the web at NashvillePredators.com and on the team's social media channels (Twitter: @PredsNHL, Facebook:@NashvillePredators). Throughout the 2016-17 season, content provided by the broadcast crew, as well as by NashvillePredators.com staff writers, will continue to make NashvillePredators.com, along with the NHL app, the go-to, quick reference for all Preds news, stories and expert analysis.
Notable highlights from the 2016-17 telecast schedule include the second half of a home-and-home series against the Blackhawks on Oct. 15, five contests versus Central Division rival St. Louis Blues and two games against the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
Fans should also take note that Buffalo Wild Wings will enter its third year serving as the official away game viewing-party headquarters for the 2016-17 season. All Nashville Predators road games will be available for viewing at all Middle Tennessee Buffalo Wild Wings locations.
Individual game tickets for the 2016-17 Nashville Predators season are currently on sale and available online at NashvillePredators.com, by calling (615) 770-7800 or at the Bridgestone Arena box office. Fans can get the best deals by purchasing tickets through Season-Ticket Plans, Half Season-Ticket Plans, MTN Dew 15-Game Mini Plans & 12-Game Captain's Pack. These plans include benefits like 20 percent off at the Predators Team Store, 10 percent off at Bridgestone Arena concession stands, access to the season-ticket holder loyalty program, Smashville Rewards and more.
More information on the Nashville Predators Season-Ticket Plans, Half Season-Ticket plans, MTN Dew 15-Game Mini Plans, 12-Game Captain's Pack and individual game tickets and links to purchase are available atNashvillePredators.com or by calling (615) 770-7800.
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About the Nashville Predators:
The Nashville Predators became the National Hockey League's 27th team on May 4, 1998 and have evolved from a young expansion franchise into a staple of the Middle Tennessee community in the 19 years since. The team strives each season to reach its One Goal: becoming a Stanley Cup Champion hockey team while making Bridgestone Arena number one sports and entertainment venue in the United States. With One Goal in mind, the team saw its greatest success in team history during the 2015-16 season, advancing to Game Seven of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
About FOX Sports Tennessee:
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast - FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee and FOX Sports Southeast - collectively reach more than 13 million households across seven states. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, St. Louis Cardinals, UEFA Champions League and Bundesliga, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, and Big East Conference. Combined, the networks televise nearly 1,400 live events each year.