Angels Press Release
Fox Sports West and Los Angeles Angels Announce 2012 Spanish-Language Schedule
50 High-Definition Home Game Schedule Begins Opening Day, April 6th
FOX Sports West, in partnership with the Los Angeles Angels, today announced a 50-game Spanish-language schedule which will be made available to all Los Angeles market video providers. This line-up follows FOX Sports Networks (FSN) announcement earlier today to launch an expansive effort to serve Hispanic fans in Southern California.
The 50 high-definition Angels broadcasts will include all home games highlighted by Opening Day coverage on Friday, April 6 vs. the Kansas City Royals. Other highlights include, the New York Yankees on May 28 and 29 and the Boston Red Sox series beginning Tuesday, April 28.
All Spanish-language Angels games offered by FOX Sports West will feature the announcing team of Amaury Pi-Gonzalez providing play-by-play and Jose Mota delivering expert analysis. Pi-Gonzalez began his broadcasting career with the Oakland Athletics in 1977 while Mota enters his 11th season with the Angels broadcast team.
“As we embark on a new era of Angels Baseball, we are thrilled to provide our Hispanic fans with an even greater selection of Spanish-language games this season,” said Dennis Kuhl, Chairman, Los Angeles Angels.
“We are pleased to enhance our complement of Spanish-language telecasts and look forward to further serving the Hispanic Angels fans in the Southern California community,” said Steve Simpson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports West and PRIME TICKET.
These games will be available on Time Warner, Bright House and Cox, while discussions with other providers are ongoing.
FOX Sports West’s Spanish-language TV productions will include play-by-play, graphics, player interviews and more. All video providers in the Los Angeles market will have the opportunity to offer these games to their customers. According to Nielsen Media Research, Los Angeles is the largest Hispanic DMA in the U.S., with more than 1.8 million television homes. FSN’s Spanish-language effort will be game focused and will serve to complement FOX Sports West and PRIME TICKET, as well Fox Deportes, the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Spanish-language sports network.