National League Division and Championship Series for First Time
JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOX SPORTS 1 Multicast Complements
NLCS Game 1 Coverage
FOX Broadcasts WORLD SERIES for 15th Consecutive Year
New York – In April, the first-year benchmarks for FOX Sports 1 continued when America’s newest sports network televised its first regular season Major League Baseball game. Despite crossing into Year 2, the firsts continue and the stakes get higher as FOX Sports 1 gets set to televise postseason MLB for the first time ever.
“October is truly going to be an historic month for FOX Sports and FOX Sports 1 as we add high-profile, jewel events like postseason baseball to our growing portfolio, and at the same time introduce innovative viewing experiences like the JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1 multicast,” said FOX Sports President and COO Eric Shanks. “We’re also serving baseball fans better by providing extensive, comprehensive coverage before and after games, more than we’ve ever been able to offer before.”
This October, Division Series coverage returns to FOX Sports for the first time since 2006. FOX Sports 1 is scheduled to televise up to eight of 10 National League Division Series games, opening with an historic Game 1 doubleheader on Friday, Oct. 3. Between games is a special edition of FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s flagship, news, highlights and analysis program. Additional Division Series doubleheaders on FOX Sports 1 are also scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 9, if necessary.
FOX Sports’ coverage of the National League Championship Series gets underway on the FOX broadcast network, Saturday, Oct. 11. NLCS Games 2, 3 and 4 are scheduled for telecast on FOX Sports 1, as are NLCS Games 5 and 7, if necessary. NLCS Game 6, if necessary, is also set for broadcast on FOX, Saturday, Oct. 18.
In another first, FOX Sports offers fans watching NLCS Game 1 a unique opportunity to experience postseason baseball as never before. While FOX Sports provides a traditional broadcast on FOX, FOX Sports 1 offers fans a more analytics-driven game viewing experience under the banner of FOXSports.com’s exciting new baseball blog, Just a Bit Outside (JABO). JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1 is an unconventional game-viewing experience, with an emphasis on statistics, sabermetrics and graphics with open debate and conversation. Kevin Burkhardt hosts JABO PRESENTS: NLCS ON FOXSPORTS 1, alongside analysts Gabe Kapler, CJ Nitkowski and Rob Neyer with special guests joining via video remote or phone.
Coverage of the 110th World Series, the 15th straight broadcast by FOX and the network’s 17th overall, begins Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the home ballpark of the American League pennant winner by virtue of the junior circuit’s 5-3 win in July’s All-Star Game.
All postseason MLB games televised by FOX and FOX Sports 1 are also televised in Spanish exclusively on FOX Deportes, the leader in Spanish-language sports media, and for the first time via FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content at home or on-the-go. FOX Deportes is poised to deliver its most comprehensive MLB postseason coverage ever, with pregame shows, plus special reports, interviews and postgame analysis on its signature studio show CENTRAL FOX.
This October, FOX Sports is providing more hours of pre and postgame coverage devoted to MLB’s postseason than in any year prior. FOX, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes have over 60 hours of pre, between-game and postgame coverage planned, including expanded 90 minute editions of AMERICA’S PREGAME, hosted by Mike Hill and news anchor Molly McGrath; special editions of FOX SPORTS LIVE, FOX Sports 1’s signature news, highlights and analysis program between games; and regularly scheduled FOX SPORTS LIVE programs immediately following most games.
A complete schedule for FOX Sports’ postseason baseball coverage follows, however it is subject to change; game times and location TBD.
Friday, Oct. 3 NLDS A Game 1 FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
Saturday, Oct. 4 NLDS A Game 2 FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
Monday, Oct. 6 NLDS B Game 3 FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
Tuesday, Oct. 7 NLDS A Game 4* FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
Thursday, Oct. 9 NLDS A Game 5* FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
NLDS B Game 5* FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Saturday, Oct. 11 NLCS Game 1
Sunday, Oct. 12 NLCS Game 2
Tuesday, Oct. 14 NLCS Game 3
Wednesday, Oct. 15 NLCS Game 4
Thursday, Oct. 16 NLCS Game 5 * FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
Saturday, Oct. 18 NLCS Game 6 * FOX/FOX Deportes
Sunday, Oct. 19 NLCS Game 7 * FOX Sports 1/FOX Deportes
Tuesday, Oct. 21 Game 1 AL FOX/FOX Deportes
Wednesday, Oct. 22 Game 2 AL FOX/FOX Deportes
Friday, Oct. 24 Game 3 NL FOX/FOX Deportes
Saturday, Oct. 25 Game 4 NL FOX/FOX Deportes
Sunday, Oct. 26 Game 5* NL FOX/FOX Deportes
Tuesday, Oct. 28 Game 6* AL FOX/FOX Deportes
Wednesday, Oct. 29 Game 7* AL FOX/FOX Deportes
*denotes “if necessary”
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