Fox Sports Tennessee

Fox Sports Tennessee is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel broadcasts regional coverage of professional and collegiate sports events in the state of Tennessee, namely the Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators.

Fox Sports Tennessee is available on cable providers throughout Tennessee, northern Alabama, eastern Arkansas and northeastern Mississippi, with an estimated reach of 1.8 million subscribers, and nationwide on satellite via DirecTV and Dish Network.

Fox Sports Tennessee
Fox Sports Tennessee 2012 logo
LaunchedOctober 31, 2008
NetworkFox Sports Networks
Picture format720p (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaTennessee
northern Alabama
northern Mississippi
eastern Arkansas
HeadquartersNashville, Tennessee
Sister channel(s)Fox Sports South
Fox Sports Southeast
Fox Sports Carolinas
Websitefoxsports.com/tennessee
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV646-2 (HD)
646-3 (SD)
Dish NetworkChannels vary by date
Cable
Available on most cable systems in designated broadcast areaConsult your local cable provider or program listings source for channel availability
IPTV
Google Fiber204 (HD) (Nashville)
Streaming media
Fox Sports Gowww.foxsportsgo.com/
(U.S. cable internet subscribers only; requires login from participating providers to stream content; some events may not be available due to league rights restrictions)
Sling TVInternet Protocol television

History

Fox sports tennessee
Fox Sports Tennessee logo, used from 2008 to 2012.

Fox Sports Tennessee launched on October 31, 2008, and was created through the separation of Fox Sports South into three regional networks: alongside the main Fox Sports South channel (originating from Atlanta, Georgia) and Fox Sports Carolinas, the latter of which launch on the same date as Fox Sports Tennessee.[1] In July 2013, News Corporation spun off the Fox Sports Networks and most of its other U.S. entertainment properties into 21st Century Fox.

Programming

Fox Sports Tennessee holds the regional cable television rights to the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the Nashville Predators of the NHL. It also carries simulcasts of Major League Baseball games, carrying Cincinnati Reds games televised by Fox Sports Ohio,[2] St. Louis Cardinals games televised by Fox Sports Midwest[3] and (within Tennessee) Atlanta Braves games televised by Fox Sports South, as well as coverage of collegiate sports events from the Southeastern Conference.

Other services

Fox Sports Tennessee HD

Fox Sports Tennessee HD is a high definition simulcast feed of Fox Sports Tennessee, which broadcasts in the 720p format. The channel broadcasts most Predators and Grizzlies games (both live telecasts and late night replays) as well as several NCAA football and basketball games shown nationally on FSN and other programming distributed nationally by Fox Sports Networks in high definition. Fox Sports Tennessee HD originally transmitted only during game telecasts (with a test pattern being shown at other times) until July 2009, when it was converted into a 24-hour simulcast feed.

Announcers

Memphis Grizzlies

Nashville Predators

  • Willy Daunic – play-by-play
  • Chris Mason – color commentator
  • Lyndsay Rowley – Preds Live anchor, away game bench reporter
  • Kara Hammer - Home game bench reporter
  • Terry Crisp – intermission reporter

References

  1. ^ "Fox Sports Launches Regional Nets in Tennessee, Carolinas". Multichannel News. Reed Business Information. November 1, 2008. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "FOX Sports Tennessee, SportSouth to Televise 123 Reds Games during 2011 MLB Season". Fox Sports Tennessee. March 8, 2011.
  3. ^ "2011 Fox Sports Tennessee and SportSouth St. Louis Cardinals Telecast Schedule" (PDF). St. Louis Cardinals.

External links

2012–13 Memphis Grizzlies season

The 2012–13 Memphis Grizzlies season was the 18th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 12th for the franchise in Memphis.

The season saw the Grizzlies make the Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. Prior to making the Conference Finals, the Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in six games in the First Round, and defeated the top-seeded defending runner-up Oklahoma City Thunder in five games in the Semifinals. However, a four-game sweep to the experienced San Antonio Spurs ended the Grizzlies' season and playoff run. Head coach Lionel Hollins was fired at the conclusion of the season.

Led by Marc Gasol, the Defensive Player of the Year, the 2013 Grizzlies held opponents to 89.3 points per game. This is the last time a team allowed under 90 points per game in an NBA season. The team's season roster is featured in NBA 2K18.

As of 2018, this is the closest the Grizzlies were to the finals.

2013–14 Memphis Grizzlies season

The 2013–14 Memphis Grizzlies season was the 19th season of the franchise in the NBA and their 13th in Memphis. It was their first season under new head coach Dave Joerger.

In the playoffs, the Grizzlies faced the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team they defeated in last season's Semifinals in five games, in the First Round and lost in seven games.

2015–16 Memphis Grizzlies season

The 2015–16 Memphis Grizzlies season was the 21st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). While the team was able to make the postseason, they were affected by several injuries and were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.

Dave Joerger was fired immediately after the end of the series, hearing of his firing after a tearful press conference.

2019–20 Memphis Grizzlies season

The 2019-20 Memphis Grizzlies season will be the 25th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On April 11, 2019, the Grizzlies fired head coach J. B. Bickerstaff after missing the playoffs. On May 14, the Grizzlies not only kept their first round selection this year, but rose up to the #2 pick in the process.

Brevin Knight

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He is currently a color commentator for the Memphis Grizzlies on Fox Sports Tennessee.

Chris Mason (ice hockey)

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Fox College Sports

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Fox Sports

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The name originates from the Fox Broadcasting Company in the United States, which in turn was derived from the name of the Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox). The Fox Sports name has since been used in New Fox's and News Corp's other sports media assets around the world.

On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox (Fox Sports' parent) for $52.4 billion; this will include key assets such as 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, its regional sports networks, and its international networks. The Fox television network, Fox News Channel, and the non-regional Fox Sports assets (Fox Sports 1 and 2 (FS1 and FS2) cable channels, and the part of Fox Sports attached to the Fox television network) will be spun off into an independent company run by the Murdoch family.

Fox Sports Carolinas

Fox Sports Carolinas is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The channel is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The channel broadcasts professional, collegiate and high school sports events, with a primary focus on North Carolina-based teams, namely the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Hurricanes. It is available on most cable providers in North and South Carolina, with an estimated reach of four million cable television subscribers; Fox Sports Carolinas is also available nationwide on satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network.

Fox Sports Networks

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Depending on their individual team rights, some Fox Sports Networks maintain overflow feeds available via digital cable, telco and satellite providers in their home markets, which may provide alternate programming when not used to carry game broadcasts that the main feed cannot carry due to scheduling conflicts. Fox Sports Networks is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with master control facilities based in both Houston and Los Angeles; FSN also maintains production facilities at Stage 19 at Universal Studios Florida (which formerly served as home of Nickelodeon Studios until its closure in 2005).

Fox Sports South

Fox Sports South is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company, and operates as an affiliate of Fox Sports Networks. The network carries regional coverage of professional and collegiate sports events from across the Southern United States, along with other sporting events and programming from FSN.

Fox Sports South is available on cable providers throughout Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee; it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV and Dish Network.

Fox Sports Southeast

Fox Sports Southeast (originally named SportSouth from its inception until October 4, 2015) is an American regional sports network that is owned by The Walt Disney Company. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the channel broadcasts regional coverage of sports events throughout the southeastern United States, with a focus on professional sports teams based in Atlanta and Charlotte.

Fox Sports Southeast is available on cable providers throughout Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and parts of North Carolina (roughly from Asheville to Charlotte); it is also available nationwide on satellite via DirecTV and Dish Network. The channel's programming reaches an estimated 8.9 million cable and satellite subscribers.

List of current Major League Baseball broadcasters

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List of current National Hockey League broadcasters

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Memphis Grizzlies

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Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Predators' television broadcasting rights are held by Fox Sports Tennessee, whereas radio broadcasting rights are held by WPRT-FM. The Predators have played their home games at Bridgestone Arena since 1998.

The club was founded in 1998 when the NHL granted an expansion franchise to Craig Leipold. After five seasons, the Predators qualified for their first Stanley Cup playoffs during the 2003–04 season. In 2008, ownership of the club was transferred from Leipold to a locally based ownership group. The Predators advanced to their first Stanley Cup Finals in 2017, but were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. In the following season, the Predators won their first Presidents' Trophy and Central Division title.

The Predators are presently affiliated with one minor league team, the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Regional sports network

In the United States and Canada, a regional sports network (RSN) is a cable television channel (many of which are also distributed on direct broadcast satellite services) that presents sports programming to a local market or geographical region.

Historically, some RSNs originated as premium channels; since the 1990s, however, they have commonly been distributed through the expanded basic-programming tiers of cable and IPTV services, packaged alongside other national basic cable networks, and local broadcast stations and public, educational, and government access channels. Satellite providers often require subscribers to purchase a higher programming tier or a specialized sports tier to receive local and out-of-market regional sports networks.

Current properties
National specialty channels
Regional TV channels
Radio network
Online
Former programs
Defunct channels
See also
Franchise
Arenas
Personnel
G League affiliate
Culture and lore
Franchise
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Personnel
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Media
Culture and lore
Stations
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Outlying areas
ATSC-M/H Mobile DTV
Cable television stations
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