TV Schedule Finalized
Over one-third (12 of 34) of the Feverís regular season games will be on television, the largest number of telecasts in Fever history. Last year, 10 regular season games were telecast. In 2005, there were nine.
Indianaís second game of the regular season, May 24 against the Los Angeles Sparks, will be the first of eight home games televised on FSN Indiana. A pair of games against Eastern Conference rivals Detroit and New York highlights the package, which also includes a date against defending conference champ Connecticut.
For the first time, the Feverís local package will also include a road game. When the Fever plays at Phoenix, July 29, FSN Indiana will carry the game produced locally by FSN Arizona. The addition of the ninth game marks the largest number of games ever to air on the Feverís local carrier.
In addition, Indiana will appear on three national telecasts during the regular season, beginning with its game at Minnesota on Tuesday, May 29, on ESPN2. The game is part of the leagueís ESPN Tuesday package which runs exclusively on ESPN2. Almost every Tuesday night this season, ESPN2 will showcase the WNBA with an East Coast game followed by a West Coast game.
Subsequent national games include another ESPN Tuesday game on ESPN2, July 10 at Houston; and an ABC telecast on Saturday afternoon, August 11, in a rematch of last yearís first-round playoff series at Detroit. Three of the Feverís four games with the defending WNBA champion Shock will be televised. The complete TV schedule is as follows:
All Times Eastern
The Fever opens the regular season against the Minnesota Lynx, May 19 (7:00 p.m.) at Conseco Fieldhouse. Single-game tickets for all Fever home games may be purchased at the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or FeverBasketball.com. For season ticket information, call (317) 917-2500.
FSN Indiana, a regional sports television network, reaches more than 1.2 million cable and satellite homes and telecasts more than 200 regional events annually including Indiana Pacers basketball, Indiana Fever basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball. In addition to home team games and locally produced sports programs, FSN telecasts national sports events and programming, including ACC, Big 12 and Pac-10 basketball; Big 12 and Pac-10 football; Best Damn Sports Show Period and The FSN Final Score. Nationally, FSNís 25 regional sports channels reach more than 82 million homes and serve as the cable TV home to 68 of the 82 MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States.