FOX Sports Detroit, beginning its 18th season of broadcasting Pistons games, is the exclusive local television provider for Detroit Basketball. The network will televise 80 regular-season games and one preseason contest against Washington (October 12). All Pistons games this season on FOX Sports Detroit and FOX Sports Plus will be televised in high-definition.
“We are excited to begin another season of continued partnership with FOX Sports Detroit and pleased that 81 games will be broadcasted locally this season,” said Dennis Mannion, CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment. “FOX Sports Detroit’s award winning broadcast production will once again deliver the most complete coverage of Detroit Basketball both on and off the court.”
Highlights of the regular-season broadcast schedule include four games against LeBron James, Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers (December 28, January 27, February 24 and April 13), four meetings with the new-look Miami HEAT featuring Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Luol Deng (February 3, March 29 and April 4) and three of four meetings with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls (November 10, February 20 and March 21). FSD will also air two games featuring Tim Duncan and the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs (January 6 and February 11), two meetings with Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder (November 14 and December 7) and two games against Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the L.A. Clippers (November 26 and December 15).
“With a record 80 regular-season telecasts for a second straight season and our comprehensive pre- and postgame coverage on PISTONS LIVE, our commitment and passion for the Pistons is greater than ever. Fans are going to have fun with this squad, this is a really engaging team,” said Greg Hammaren, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FOX Sports Detroit. “Led by a pair of Michigan Sports Hall of Famers in George Blaha and Greg Kelser, our announcers, reporters and production team are devoted to delivering Pistons fans some of the best coverage throughout the NBA – all in illustrious high-definition.”
Eleven Pistons games will air on FOX Sports Plus, occurring on nights when coinciding Detroit Red Wings games are slated for broadcast on FOX Sports Detroit. FOX Sports Detroit and FOX Sports Plus channel numbers by video provider can be found at www.foxsportsdetroit.com.
Accompanying the telecasts is PISTONS LIVE, providing exclusive and extensive pre- and post-game coverage originating from the arena and the network’s high-definition studio. The popular “Pistons360” weekly feature program will continue to air each week on FOX Sports Detroit.
FOX Sports Detroit’s coverage of the Pistons is available to 3.2 million cable and satellite households throughout Michigan and portions of Northwest Ohio.