FOX Sports Indiana announced their television schedule for the Indiana Pacers this season which will begin with the broadcast of the Pacers two preseason games in Asia next week. FSI will broadcast the first of 80 regular season games on Tuesday, October 29th when the Pacers open the season by hosting the Orlando Magic.
Here's how they explain their plans for the preseason games in Manila and Taipei:
On Thursday, Oct. 10, FOX Sports Indiana tips off the coverage with the Pacers' preseason game against the Houston Rockets at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, The Philippines. It could be called Breakfast with the Pacers as the game will start at 7:30 a.m., in Indianapolis. The same two teams then travel to Taipei, Taiwan, for a preseason game, Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Taipei Arena, that game providing a Nightcap with the Pacers with a 1:30 a.m. start. Both games will be re-broadcast on FOX Sports Indiana, the Manila game at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 10 and the Taipei game at 5:00 p.m. on the 13th.
FSI will broadcast 15 games slated for a national audience on ESPN or NBA TV. The two preseason games in Asia will also be shown on NBA TV. The only two regular season games not shown on FSI are two TNT broadcasts which will be on Thursday, Jan. 16 game at New York and the Monday, Jan. 20 game at Golden State.
Chris Denari and Quinn Buckner will continue to handle the bulk of the FSI broadcast duties. Austin Croshere moved back to California but will take over analyst duties from Buckner for selected games throughout the season. Croshere will not work with Mark Boyle on road radio broadcasts, instead the Pacers radio voice will work alone on the road with Slick Leonard joining the radio broadcasts at BLF.
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