All road games included in Predators 2011-12 TV schedule

Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 12:19pm
Staff reports

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.”

2 Comments on this post:

By: boyer barner on 9/15/11 at 9:06

I grew up with the St. Louis Blues, back when we had four or five channels on the television. Pretty much every game was broadcast, even home games. St. Louis loves their St. Louis Blues.

Maybe Pred management has finally realized that broadcasting games is a key to developing a fan base.

It sure took them long enough.

Gee, for once Pred management is thinking long-term, instead of just making some cash in the short-term.

By: PKVol on 9/16/11 at 3:40

I also heard that 42 games will be broadcast in the Atlanta market this year since the Thrashers are gone, that should generate a small amount of extra viewers for the Predators and will give the Atlantians a chance to see a good team for a change.