An all-time high 68 Nashville Predators games will be televised — all of them in HD — during the 2011-12 season, the franchise announced Thursday.
All 41 road games, including the season-opener Oct. 7 at Columbus, are on the schedule. That is a first for the franchise. Additionally, 29 of the contests at Bridgestone Arena will be aired.
The vast majority of telecasts will be on Fox Sports South. SportSouth, a member of the Fox Sports network, will carry four games.
Pete Weber and Terry Crisp will serve as the broadcast team, as they have throughout the franchise’s history.
“With a franchise-record 68 games scheduled to be televised, eight games more than last season, and all road games televised for the first time in franchise history, the stage is set for another great season,” executive vice president Chris Parker said in a statement announcing the news. “This year represents our highest-ever number of televised games, combined with an expanded broadcast coverage area, meaning a greater number of fans now have even more opportunities to catch the exhilarating, high-speed, hard-hitting action of the Nashville Predators all season long.”