Nashville, Tenn. (September 24, 2019) - In the "Year of the Fan," and for the fifth consecutive season, the Nashville Predators will have all 82 regular-season games televised, with 71 contests televised regionally on FOX Sports Tennessee and 12 televised nationally - 11 on NBCSN and one, the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, on NBC.
Nashville's season opener on Thursday, Oct. 3 against Central Division foe Minnesota will be the first of NBCSN's 11 broadcasts in 2019-20. Two days later, FOX Sports Tennessee will hit the ice for its first Predators' regular-season telecast on Saturday, Oct. 5, against the Detroit Red Wings. Coverage will begin with the one-hour premiere of Saturday Night in Smashville at 6 p.m. CT.
Saturday Night in Smashville pre- and postgame shows will bring the excitement of live television to the heart of downtown Nashville and kickstart the Saturday night party on Broadway. For each Saturday home game, the show will originate from the Bridgestone Arena Plaza and feature fans along with special guest commentators and sports and entertainment personalities.
All games televised on FOX Sports Tennessee during the 2019-20 season will also be available on the FOX Sports GO app, and telecasts will be anchored by the network's flagship pre- and postgame show, Predators LIVE, delivering expert insight and analysis before and after each game.
FOX Sports Tennessee's fan-favorite team of broadcasters will all return for the 2019-20 season and continue to deliver in-depth Predators coverage, featuring play-by-play announcer Willy Daunic (@WillyD1025), returning for a fifth season. He will be joined by analyst and Preds alumnus Chris Mason (@CMace30), entering his third season, and Kara Hammer (@KaraHammer), in her third season as rinkside reporter for home games.
Both Predators LIVE and Saturday Night in Smashville will be hosted by Lyndsay Rowley (@LyndsayRowley), returning for her sixth season, and Terry Crisp (@ZenofTerryCrisp), entering his 22nd season of Predators telecasts. Predators LIVE will originate from the FOX Sports Tennessee Zone at Bridgestone Arena for all home games. In addition, Rowley will serve as rinkside reporter for away games.
To close out the preseason, FOX Sports Tennessee will also deliver special coverage of the contest between the Predators and Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. CT from Bridgestone Arena.
At the turn of the New Year, the Predators will travel to Dallas to face the Stars at the historic Cotton Bowl in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, which will be televised by NBC on Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. CT. Additionally, the Jan. 9 matchup between the Predators and the Blackhawks will be televised regionally on FOX Sports Tennessee and nationally on NBCSN.
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 20 years since. The team strives each season to reach its One Goal: becoming a Stanley Cup Champion hockey team while making Bridgestone Arena the number one sports and entertainment venue in the United States. With One Goal in mind, the team has seen historic success the past three seasons, advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016-17, winning the President's Trophy and Western Conference regular-season title in 2017-18, and claiming its second consecutive Central Division title in 2018-19.
About FOX Sports Tennessee
FOX Sports Tennessee is the exclusive regional broadcaster of the Nashville Predators, televising 71 games during the 2019-20 NHL regular season to seven million households across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Nashville Predators content from the network is available year round on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About FOX Sports GO
FOX Sports GO is currently available on mobile and tablet devices, including iOS and Android as well as foxsportsgo.com. FOX Sports GO is also available on connected devices including, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku Players and Roku TV, and Xbox One. Fans can download the app for free from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Amazon App Store, Roku App Store, XBOX One App Store and Windows App Store.