2/28/2013 8:33 A.M. ET
FOX Sports South and SportSouth acquire 45 additional Braves games
By / MLB.com
FOX Sports South and SportSouth are acquiring the 45 games previously aired on Peachtree TV and will become the Atlanta Braves exclusive local television outlets.
"We are extremely happy to consolidate these 45 additional games with our current partner, FOX Sports," said Derek Schiller, Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "This agreement makes it easier for fans to follow our team and aligns our interests of continuing to have the highest quality, award winning broadcasts with the championship caliber Braves baseball teams."
"Adding these 45 additional Atlanta Braves games to FOX Sports South and SportSouth is big win for Braves fans across the southeast" said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports South and SportSouth. "Beginning this season, Braves fans from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean can turn to FOX Sports South or SportSouth for the most expansive coverage of Braves baseball ever."
FOX Sports South will broadcast 72 games, while SportSouth will air 80 games during the 2013 season. FOX Sports South and SportSouth will also televise six Spring Training games from Champion Stadium in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, beginning on March 13. See attached for the complete Braves telecast schedule.
Play-by-play announcer Chip Caray and analyst Joe Simpson partner for their fourth season on FOX Sports South and SportSouth to bring viewers the games. Caray enters his tenth season calling Braves games, while Simpson returns for his twenty-first year in the booth. Braves' legends Tom Glavine and Dale Murphy will join Caray and Simpson as guest analysts throughout the season.
Braves LIVE, the 30-minute pre-game and expanded post-game show, will provide in depth coverage before and after every game on FOX Sports South and SportSouth. Host Jerome Jurenovich will be joined by analysts and former Braves Brian Jordan and new in 2013, Paul Byrd. Braves LIVE will broadcast on location at Turner Field for all home game telecasts, with exclusive reports from inside the clubhouse and around the ballpark from Tom Hart with Elizabeth Moreau. For road contests, Braves LIVE will originate from FOX Sport South's Atlanta-based studio.
The Atlanta Braves is Major League Baseball's winningest franchise since 1991. During that time, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 16 division championships, five National League pennants, and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are broadcast on FS South and SportSouth. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan, Rock 100 FM, 93.7 FM and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast - FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Tennessee, and SportSouth - collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, New Orleans Hornets, and Indiana Pacers, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.
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