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Fox Press Release Consolidates the Main Details on 2014 MLB Broadcasts

There have been a lot of scattershot stories and tweets from various sources reporting who will be making up the broadcast team, studio analysts and other talent for Fox’s various baseball products airing during the season.   Earlier today, Fox themselves released the key details for their MLB broadcasts to the press.

In a nutshell:

  • Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci will be the “Lead Game Broadcast Team”; Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews will continue on as on-field reporters all season.  Kenny Albert and Thom Brennaman will also take on play-by-play assignments during the season.
  • Kevin Burkhardt will host the new pregame show; Frank Thomas, Eric Karros, Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski will also join as analysts.
  • A new weeknightly show called “MLB WHIPAROUND” (all caps sic) will debut on FS1 starting on March 31, hosted by Chris Myers along with one or two of the analysts named above, and will feature “quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games, news and analysis”. 

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MLB on FOX Ushers in New Era

Dodger Fans May Get a Jolt from New TV Deal

SportsNet LA personality John Hartung. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / February 28, 2014)

The new TV deal the Dodgers signed with new pay-TV channel SportsNet LA may catch many fans unaware in that, starting this season, no longer will any of its games air on free TV.

KCAL-TV carried 49 games last year.  This year, there will be none. All 162 games will be on the new channel.  That’s good news for out of market fans who missed Vin Scully’s call on KCAL games that were not carried on MLB Extra Innings package in previous years, but it’s very bad news for the nearly 750,000 households in the nation’s #2 DMA who do not have any kind of pay-TV.

It’s not even all good news for all of the DMA’s pay-TV subscribers, either, as only Time Warner Cable and Bright House/Bakersfield even carry SportsNet LA.  All other cities with competing systems are out of luck as of the moment.

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For Dodger fans, new channel is a rude awakening