The LA Kings and FOX Sports West released their 79-game television schedule for the 2018-19 season, it was announced by Kings Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Content Michael Altieri and FOX Sports West Senior Vice President and General Manager Lindsay Amstutz.
All 82 Kings regular season games are again slated to be broadcast this season locally or on national television – 77 of them produced by FOX Sports West – plus two Kings 2018 exhibition games (September 24 in Utah on Prime Ticket and September 29 versus Anaheim on Prime Ticket). Games will air on FOX Sports West, Prime Ticket and KCOP-TV.
Regular season coverage of Kings Hockey on FOX Sports West kicks-off with the Kings season-opening matchup against the San Jose Sharks contest at STAPLES Center on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Kings television play-by-play announcer Alex Faust returns for his second season and is joined by analyst Jim Fox in the Kings broadcast booth. Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 29th season as the club’s television analyst.
LA Kings Live returns for the 2018-19 season and will air prior to and immediately following all home and road telecasts on FOX Sports West.
Patrick O’Neal again serves as host, sitting alongside Daryl Evans for road games, while former Kings forward Jarret Stoll is back on LA Kings Live for all home telecasts. Fox also joins pre- and post-game shows to offer viewers further analysis.
In addition, Jon Rosen offers updates and reports before and after games on the road, while Carrlyn Bathe joins the telecast team to deliver interviews, reports and social media updates surrounding home telecasts.
Connected, original, fast-paced and fun, the half-hour program brings fans closer to the team with player and coach interviews, game analysis and more.
Steven Dorfman will begin his 10th season on Kings telecasts, serving as the producer, and Mike Hassan will again direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995.
LA Kings Weekly, hosted by Alex Curry, returns for a new season of Kings hockey. The show takes fans behind the scenes with exclusive interviews, unique features and more. The half-hour show will air every Thursday beginning October 11 on FOX Sports West, immediately following the Kings matchup versus the Montreal Canadiens.
To kick-off the season, the LA Kings Season Preview Special will debut on September 24 at 9 p.m. on Prime Ticket following live coverage of the Kings preseason matchup against the Vancouver Canucks.
In addition to telecast coverage on FOX Sports West, all Kings games on the regional sports network will also be available on the FOX Sports App.
The FOX Sports App, available to iOS and Android devices, provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content along with highlights and instant alerts for scores and key plays. Fans can download the app for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Streaming on the FOX Sports App is also available on connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku and Xbox One.