Los Angeles Kings and FOX Sports West Announce New Long-Term TV Rights Agreement
via press release:
LOS ANGELES KINGS AND FOX SPORTS WEST ANNOUNCE NEW LONG-TERM TV RIGHTS AGREEMENT
Exclusive Partnership Extended Well Into the Next Decade
FOX Sports West to Televise Approximately 75 Regular-Season
Kings Games per Year
Los Angeles – The Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Kings and FOX Sports West today announced a new long-term television rights agreement that ensures Fox Sports will remain the Kings’ exclusive local television partner well into the next decade.
Under the new agreement, FOX Sports West will televise approximately 75 regular-season Kings games per season, pending games selected for national distribution. The network will also televise select early round playoff match-ups and pre-season games. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
“The LA Kings are very excited and proud to continue what has been an extremely rewarding partnership with our friends at FOX Sports West,” said Kings President, Business Operations, Luc Robitaille. “Los Angeles is truly experiencing a historic period for our franchise, and this new agreement will provide us with multiple opportunities and platforms to showcase our team and its talented group of players for many years to come.”
“We’re pleased that the Kings will be a part of the Fox Sports family for a long time to come,” said Jeff Krolik, Executive Vice President, Fox Sports Networks. “Their amazing playoff run has energized this town and we couldn’t be more proud to be partners with them.”
“We’re excited that FOX Sports West will remain the Kings’ local TV home,” said Steve Simpson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports West / Prime Ticket. “We want to thank Tim Leiweke, Luc Robitaille, and the entire Kings organization for their efforts in making this deal happen.”
As the home of the Kings, FOX Sports West has been delivering exclusive coverage since 1985. Kings telecasts feature Hall-of-Fame Announcer Bob Miller, who has served as the television “Voice of the Kings” for 39 seasons, and Jim Fox, who has provided analysis for the Kings for 23 seasons.
FOX Sports West is also the destination for “Kings Live.” Originating live from Chick Hearn Plaza outside STAPLES Center, “Kings Live” provides unmatched access to the Kings. As an extension of the game telecast, “Kings Live” is a 30-minute post-game show led by reporter Patrick O’Neal, with added game analysis from Fox. In addition to its regular-season coverage this season, “Kings Live” continues to deliver post-game analysis following every Stanley Cup Playoff game.
The Kings, who have a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals, host the New Jersey Devils for Game 3 tonight at STAPLES Center at 5 p.m. PT.