(SUNRISE, FL) – Fox Sports Net Florida and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays today announced that the regional sports network will provide live coverage of the Devil Rays vs. New York Yankees regular season game from Tokyo, Japan at 5:00 AM (EST) Wednesday, March 31 with a rebroadcast later that evening at 10:00 PM (EST). Fox Sports Net’s play-by-play announcer, Dewayne Staats and color analyst, Joe Magrane will call the action.
“Fox Sports Net is pleased to bring this historic baseball game to Rays’ fans throughout Florida,” said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fox Sports Net Florida. “It’s Rays baseball from the other side of the world with a new twist – coffee and donuts instead of hotdogs and soft drinks.”
“Major League Baseball has called these games the most significant events MLB has ever conducted outside the United States and we are delighted that our fans will be able to see every pitch,” noted Vincent J. Naimoli, Managing General Partner of the Devil Rays.
Fox Sports Net Florida reaches more than 4.9 million households in Florida. Fox Sports Net Florida’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, and the University of South Florida, The Best Damn Sports Show Period and NASCAR. Fox Sports Net Florida is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks.
Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Fox Sports Net reaches more than 80 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow’s 50% ownership in Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, San Francisco, New England, Ohio and Florida.