Nashville, Tenn. (September 20, 2017) - For the third consecutive season, and the third time in team history, the Nashville Predators will have all 82 regular-season games televised, with 75 contests being broadcast regionally on FOX Sports Tennessee and seven nationally on NBCSN. The new schedule is the centerpiece to the 2017-18 television broadcast which commences in Boston against the Bruins, Oct. 5 on FOX Sports Tennessee.
The 2017-18 broadcast lineup has the most expansive coverage to date as a result of FOX Sports Tennessee's commitment to the Predators. Predators LIVE presented by Nissan returns with a pre- and postgame show for every FOX Sports Tennessee telecast featuring highlights, analysis and interviews. The show will originate from the FOX Sports Tennessee Zone at Bridgestone Arena for all home games.
"Each year the Nashville Predators' relationship with FOX Sports Tennessee strengthens and we see that tangibly in our broadcast schedule; with our growing partnership, this season we are able to offer the most content we ever have between the 75 broadcast games, pre-and postgame coverage and social check-ins," Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry said. "It's going to be an exciting season in Smashville, and FOX Sports Tennessee is the premier place for fans to watch the Nashville Predators."
All Predators games televised on FOX Sports Tennessee will also be available on FOX Sports GO (FOXSportsGo.com), a free app that provides live streaming video of more than 3,100 live events. It 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 from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store and Windows Store.
Predators alumnus Chris Mason will join play-by-play voice Willy Daunic during Preds television broadcasts, serving as the color analyst on FOX Sports.
The addition of Mason is just one change to the team's broadcasting lineup following the most successful campaign in franchise history. Also new to the broadcast team this season is Kara Hammer, who will serve as the club's rinkside reporter during home games at Bridgestone Arena. Formerly a sports reporter with WKRN in Nashville, Hammer will join Daunic and Mason for the game broadcast, while Lyndsay Rowley and Terry Crisp will host Predators LIVE pre- and postgame shows from home ice on FOX Sports Tennessee; Rowley will also remain with the club on the road, serving as the rinkside reporter and pre- and postgame show host.
All members of the Predators broadcast crew will help contribute unique content to NashvillePredators.com and on the team's social media channels (Twitter: @PredsNHL, Facebook: Nashville Predators Hockey Team). Throughout the season, content provided by the broadcast crew, as well as by 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.
Fans should take note that Buffalo Wild Wings will enter its fourth year serving as the official away game viewing-party headquarters for the 2017-18 season. All Nashville Predators road games will be available for viewing at all Middle Tennessee Buffalo Wild Wings locations.
Individual game tickets for the 2017-18 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 full, half and mini season-ticket plans.
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 when they made it to Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.
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, Atlanta United, 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.