LA Clippers and Bally Sports extend media rights agreement
Bally Sports SoCal continues as the LA Clippers’ premier local media home, distributing 63 live Clippers regular season games and returning top talent.
LOS ANGELES – The LA Clippers and Bally Sports SoCal have agreed to a multi-year media rights extension, continuing the networks’ 27-year relationship with the team. Bally Sports SoCal will produce, televise and broadcast 63 Clippers games during the 2022-23 regular season.
“We are proud to continue to build on our long-term partnership with the Clippers organization,” said Rebecca Schulte, senior vice president and general manager of Bally Sports West, SoCal and San Diego. “We look forward to furthering our commitment to innovation and are thrilled to bring Clippers basketball to as many fans as possible via cable, satellite, broadcast TV and, new this season, Bally Sports+, our direct streaming service. to the consumer”.
Brian Sieman, Jim Jackson and Mike Fratello will return to the call at Bally Sports SoCal, along with on-court reporters Kristina Pink and Jaime Maggio. The network will continue to air clippers live before and immediately after all broadcasts at home and on the road. Hosted by Jeanne Zelasko, Don MacLean, Corey Maggette and Noah Eagle, the half-hour show will offer in-depth analysis, exclusive interviews and more.
Return to programming line is weekly clippers. The show takes Clippers fans behind the scenes with unique content, features and more. The half-hour show debuts Oct. 27 on Bally Sports SoCal on the heels of the Clippers-Oklahoma City Thunder competition. A Clippers season preview special debuts on Bally Sports SoCal on October 13.
In addition to coverage throughout Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, all Clippers games on Bally Sports SoCal will be available to fans located in the San Diego market at Bally Sports San Diego. Clippers games have been broadcast live on Bally Sports SoCal, formerly Prime Ticket, since 1997.
Thirty-two Clippers games will air on national television this season and, as previously announced, all four preseason games and all 11 regular season games will air on free broadcast television in Los Angeles on KTLA-TV. Bally Sports SoCal will produce the over-the-air game package with Sieman, Jackson and Fratello behind the microphone, while David Pingalore will serve as on-court reporter for the games on KTLA.
Led by Chairman Steve Ballmer, the LA Clippers have competed in 52 NBA seasons and have appeared in the Playoffs in nine of the last 11 seasons. They have 11 consecutive winning seasons, the longest active streak in the NBA. The Clippers are committed to the city of Los Angeles and, through the LA Clippers Foundation, provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference in leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California. Visit the Clippers online at www.clippers.com or follow them on social media @LAClippers.
Bally Sports SoCal, a regional sports network owned by Diamond Sports Group, is the local destination for the LA Clippers and Anaheim Ducks. Together, Bally Sports SoCal and sister network Bally Sports West present more live local sports programming than any other network in the market. Serving sports fans in Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii, the regional networks produce more than 600 live sporting events and broadcast more than 2,500 hours of original programming each year. For more regional sports content, visit www.BallySports.com and follow @BallySportWest on Twitter, @BallySportWest on Instagram and BallySportsWest on Facebook.
HOURS AT BALLY SPORTS SOCAL:
October 30 vs. Pelicans 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 7 vs. Cavaliers 7:00 p.m.
November 15 @ Mavericks 5:00 p.m.
November 17 vs. Pistons 7:00 p.m.
November 27 vs. Pacers 12:30 p.m.
December 12 vs. Celtics 7:00 p.m.
December 14 vs. Timberwolves 18:30
December 21 vs. Hornets 7:00 p.m.
January 6 @ Timberwolves 5:30pm
January 10 vs. Mavericks 7:00 p.m.
January 13 vs. Nuggets 18:30
January 22 @ Mavericks 4:00 p.m.
January 29 @ Cavaliers 3:30 p.m.
February 8 vs. Mavericks 6:30 p.m.
February 28 vs. Timberwolves 18:30
March 5 vs. Grizzlies 6:30 p.m.
March 8 vs. Raptors 6:30 p.m.
March 11 vs. Knicks 12:30 p.m.
March 15 vs. Warriors 18:30
March 19 @ Trail Blazers 5:30pm
March 21 vs. Thunder 7:00 p.m.
March 23 vs. Thunder 7:00 p.m.
March 25 vs. Pelicans 7:00 p.m.
March 29 @ Grizzlies 4:30 p.m.
March 31 @ Grizzlies 4:30pm
April 8 vs. Trail Blazers 12:30 p.m.