FLORIDA SPORTS REPORT and NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT
To Provide One Hour of Primetime Sports News
(Sunrise, FL) -Fox Sports Net Florida will revamp its nightly programming schedule beginning Monday, April 2nd, with changes designed to take advantage of FSN’s unique regional and national structure. Fox Sports Net, Florida’s only 24-hour sports network, provides Florida sports fans the only half-hour sports news show dedicated to their home teams, seven nights a week. The major change occurs when FSN’s sports news shows, the critically-acclaimed Regional Sports Report and the National Sports Report, will air from 10:00-11:00 PM local time in a 60-minute news block (RSR-10-10:30pm, NSR-10:30-11pm).
Regional Sports Report, which currently airs nightly at 11pm, will change its name to FLORIDA SPORTS REPORT and be seen every night at 10pm, or immediately following any of the more than 200 live Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Florida Marlins professional games, along with hundreds of hours each year of college games that are exclusively telecast on FSN. FLORIDA SPORTS REPORT provides a half-hour of comprehensive sports news from a home-town perspective and beginning April 2nd, the new time gives the show the best possible lead-in directly from the local hometown game. Florida sports fans can count on the anchor-team of Ned Smith and Keith Lebowitz along with South Florida reporter Joe Zagacki, Central Florida reporter Sage Steele and North Florida reporter Mike Nabors to bring them the latest home town coverage every weeknight at 6:30pm and 10pm. Randy McIlvoy and Ric Renner will anchor the 10pm show on Saturday and Sunday along with reporters Zagacki, Steele and Nabors.
“This is a great opportunity for Florida sports fans across the state to watch a live local professional or college game and then immediately get the latest news on their favorite Florida team seven nights a week, no one else brings them a half-hour show every single night,” noted Andy Ritter, Florida Sports Report and Florida Sports Tonight Producer.
The early evening version of Fox Sports Net’s regional news, FLORIDA SPORTS TONIGHT also will undergo a time change on April 2nd, when the show moves to 6:30pm, from its original 7pm slot. With most professional teams now starting games at 7pm, the show will continue to set the stage for the upcoming games and the night in sports.
FOX Sports Net currently reaches over 3.8 million homes throughout Florida, including the home satellite dish market. FOX Sports Net’s programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays; the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers; the University of Miami, the University of South Florida and the University of North Florida. FOX Sports Net reaches more than 70 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and FOX Entertainment Group. FOX Sports Net Florida is a service of Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.
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