FOX Sports 1 to Televise Three Games and Offer Original Programming
and Team-Specific Previews
Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi to File Reports from Arizona and Florida
New York – FOX Sports will offer Major League Baseball fans more coverage of Spring Training than ever before, with an exciting mix of live games, original programming, season previews, and on-site reports from two of baseball’s best writers, Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi.
· FOX Sports 1 will televise its first-ever Major League Baseball games this week, including the Angels playing host to the D’backs on Tuesday, March 4 @ 3 p.m. ET, and the World Champion Boston Red Sox visiting the defending National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals in a Fall Classic rematch on Wednesday, March 5 @ 1 p.m. ET.
· FOX Sports’ coverage will be anchored by local telecasts of 130 LIVE Spring Training games produced by FOX Sports Regional Networks, with matchups that will feature all 30 Major League Baseball teams at least once. FOX Sports Regional Networks are home to 15 MLB teams, including the Angels, Braves, Brewers, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Indians, Marlins, Padres, Rangers, Rays, Reds, Royals, Tigers, Twins, and Yankees.
· FOX Sports 1’s national Spring Training coverage will include a variety of original programming, including hour-long season previews of the 15 hometown MLB teams televised by FOX Sports Regional Networks.
· On Saturday, March 15 @ 4 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1 will debut “FOX SPORTS SALUTES THE TROOPS,” a 30-minute special presentation of FOX Sports’ goodwill visit to Fort Bragg U.S. Army Base in North Carolina that featured current MLB baseball players, MLB Legends, FOX broadcasters, and the FOX Sports Girls.
· On Tuesday, March 18 @ 8 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1 will televise “THE OFFSEASON,” an exclusive joint effort from MLB Productions and FOX Sports Originals that profiles Red Sox outfielder and World Series champ Shane Victorino, Pirates outfielder and National League MVP Andrew McCutchen, Marlins pitcher and National League Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez, and All-Star slugger and new Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, as they prepare for the upcoming season.
· Senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal and national MLB writer Jon Paul Morosi will file reports from on-site in Spring Training and offer contributions to FOX Sports 1’s nightly “FOX Sports Live” and to FOXSports.com.
MLB on FOX
FOX Sports, MLB’s primary broadcast rights holder since 1996 and exclusive national broadcast partner since 2001, this year begins a new eight-year, multiplatform media rights agreement that adds national cable and digital coverage to its portfolio, doubling regular season exposures, mostly on Saturdays, from 26 to 52 combined on the FOX Broadcast Network and FOX Sports 1, with 20 Saturday doubleheaders, 10 exclusively on FOX Sports 1 and 10 split between FOX Sports 1 and the FOX Broadcast Network. For the first time ever, all regular season games, Division Series, League Championship Series, World Series games and the All-Star Game broadcast by FOX Sports are being streamed live via FOX Sports GO through participating video providers. Click here for the MLB on FOX schedule: http://foxs.pt/OHkT1X
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