Friday, October 17, 2008


Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Live from Bruin Plaza on UCLA's campus, "Lexus Gauntlet Live" and Wienerschnitzel welcomed students to grab free hot dogs and enjoy the hour long show.

During USC and UCLA football analysis, "The Delicious One" joined the on-air crew to show his support. UCLA's Marching Band and Spirit Groups were also in attendance to show off their school spirit!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Last night Fox Sports WEST joined fans before the 2008-09 Kings home-opener against the San Jose Sharks for the Kings Block Party.
Reporters Heidi Androl and Patrick O'Neal joined game analyst Jim Fox outside the STAPLES Center to visit with fans, take pictures and sign autographs before the game.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Monday, October 6, 2008


PRIME TICKET provided local fans with complete Dodgers post-game coverage throughout the Dodgers-Cubs National League Division Series (NLDS). On Wednesday, October 1, “Dodgers Live” offered a 30-minute post-game show live from Wrigley Field. Host Patrick O’Neal joined Analyst Steve Lyons in Chicago to provide insight and interviews from Chicago. Reporter Jim Watson and Analyst Kevin Kennedy, based in the FSN studio in Los Angeles, provided game recaps and a look ahead.

“Angels Live” post-game coverage aired on Fox Sports WEST immediately following each game of the Angels-Boston Red Sox American League Division Series (ALDS). The first half-hour show began immediately after Game 1 on Wednesday, October 1 from Angel Stadium. Host Bill Macdonald and analysts Mark Gubicza and Rex Hudler delivered game recaps and player analysis from center field. Reporter Jose Mota provided player interviews. “Angels Live” for Game 2 included the same talent compliment.

For Game 3, “Angels Live” traveled to Fenway Park. Game announcer Rory Markas and analyst Gubicza joined reporter Mota for live coverage from Boston. Macdonald and Hudler contributed from the WEST studio in Los Angeles.


"Lexus Gauntlet Live" aired live from Bruin Plaza last week with Offensive Coordinator Norm Chow and the entire "Gauntlet Live" crew.

Throughout the hour-long program, students and college football fans alike enjoyed some words of wisdom from the first-year Bruin coach as well as the new Guacamole Burger courtesy of Carl's Jr. In all, over 500 burgers were given out...that's a lot of guacamole!


Los Angeles – PRIME TICKET, the telecast destination for the Los Angeles Clippers for 13 years, proudly celebrates the team’s 25th anniversary in Los Angeles. During the 2008-09 season, PRIME TICKET provides a 47 regular season game telecast schedule. For the first time, all Clippers home game telecasts on PRIME TICKET - 70 % of the schedule - will be available in high definition (HD).

Clippers game telecasts on PRIME TICKET feature Ralph Lawler - the “Voice of the Clippers” in his 30th year with the team - as the Clippers play-by-play announcer. Lawler is joined in the booth once again by analyst Michael Smith. The former Clipper is his seventh season providing color analysis of PRIME TICKET. Sean Farnham, Dain Blanton, Chris McGee, Mark Rogondino and Lindsay Soto provide sideline reporting.

Hosted by PRIME TICKET reporter Michael Eaves, with input from NBA Analyst Don MacLean, “Clippers Live” keeps fans informed and entertained. “Clippers Live” player interviews, expert analysis and feature stories provide Clippers fans with unmatched access to the team.

Clippers game telecasts on PRIME TICKET are produced by Sara Takata and directed by Matt Lipp. Coverage starts on Friday, October 31 when the Clippers host the Denver Nuggets in their season and home opener; “Clippers Live” begins at 7 PM with tip-off at 7:30 PM.


Los Angeles – PRIME TICKET is the destination for the most local, comprehensive coverage of the Anaheim Ducks. In its 16th season as a telecast partner, PRIME TICKET has Brian Hayward as the Ducks analyst with John Ahlers as play-by-play announcer for 50 game telecasts. Ten of the regular season 2008-09 Ducks game telecasts on PRIME TICKET will be available in HD.

Anaheim Ducks telecasts on PRIME TICKET are extended by “Ducks Live”. Hosted by PRIME TICKET reporter Bill Macdonald, “Ducks Live” provides unmatched access to the Anaheim Ducks. Expert analysis, informative interviews and signature segments further connect viewers to the team. “Ducks Live” is brought to Ducks fan live from the Honda Center.

PRIME TICKET coverage of the 2008-09 Ducks begins on Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 PM when the regional sports network is live in San Jose for Anaheim’s first game of the season. Highlights from the 2008-09 Ducks game telecast schedule include four game telecasts against the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings and three Freeway Face-Off contests against cross town rivals, the Los Angeles Kings.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One-Two Punch

Last night on the "Lexus Gauntlet Live", UCLA Head Football Coach Rick Neuheisel joined the PRIME TICKET team to disucss "what went wrong against BYU".
Seen here reacting to a tough question from former Bruins free safety James Washington, Neuheisel delivers an enthusiastic response!
"Gauntlet Live" continues next Monday, live from USC at 9PM only on PRIME TICKET.

Monday, September 15, 2008


The crowds at "Lexus Gauntlet Live" grow larger each week! Last Monday, Jack in the Box entered the fray, showering fans and bystanders with free samples of of...wait for it...cheesecake and chocolate overload cake. PRIME TICKET's roving live entertainment venue provided Jack-in-the-Box with an appropriate platform to market its new line of desserts to a demographic always in the mood for a sugar rush.

Tonight, "Gauntlet Live" heads to Westwood. UCLA Football Head Coach Rick Neuheisel is scheduled to make an appearance. Wonder if he'll bring cookies?

Friday, September 12, 2008


The first Farmers Student Athlete Citizen of the 2008-09 academic year will be named tonight on FSN PRIME TICKET. The award presentation will be held during halftime of the Birmingham-Crespi game. Coverage begins with "High School Spotlight" at 7 PM; kick-off is at 7:30 PM.

For 30 weeks during the 2008-09 school year, Farmers and PRIME TICKET present a local high school athlete with the Student Athlete Citizen Award on “High School Spotlight.” The recognition includes an announcement on air, a commemorative plaque for the student and, a duplicate for display in the school trophy case.

Nearly 700 local schools are eligible for participation in the Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award program. PRIME TICKET invites athletic directors and coaches within CIF Southern Section –comprised of 570 member schools in Southern California – and the CIF-LA City Section – which represents 101 member schools – to submit candidates for consideration on a weekly basis.

Candidates must be enrolled in a Southern California high school to be considered for the Farmers Student Athlete Citizen Award. Recipients embody outstanding achievements in academics, extracurriculars and are actively involved in their community.


2008-09 marks the 23rd season for WEST as a telecast partner to the Lakers. The telecast schedule is made of two pre-season contests and 33 regular-season games. All 35 game telecasts are available in HD. For the most up-to-date HD game availability, please visit:

WEST Lakers game telecasts feature Stu Lantz and Joel Meyers in the booth, with Patrick O’Neal and Michael Eaves on the sidelines. Included in the game coverage is Bill Macdonald's interview with Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson: "Philosophy 101".

Tune-in on Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 PM on WEST for live coverage of the Lakers vs. FC Barcelona pre-season match up. A half-hour "Lakers Season Pre-season Special" follows the game, at approximately 10 PM.

All season long, “Lakers Live” will air from Star Plaza outside the STAPLES Center. "Lakers Live" pre- and post-game shows are hosted by Bill Macdonald with expert analysis from Norm Nixon. Rick Fox joins for select shows. The half-hour show - with the exception of Sunday pre-game editions, which will be a full hour - provides team access, analysis and player/coach interviews.

Lakers game telecasts on WEST are produced by Mark Shah. Doug Freeman is in the director’s chair.

Kings' 65-Game Regular Season Schedule Begins October 11 on Fox Sports WEST

Fox Sports WEST, the destination for the most comprehensive Los Angeles Kings coverage, provides a 65-game regular season schedule in 2008-09. The pride and passion that is Kings hockey begins on WEST on October 11, at 7 PM, when the Kings host the San Jose Sharks.

Three Kings-Ducks Freeway Faceoff games are featured. Ten of the 65 game telecasts will be available in HD. For the most updated listing of Kings HD game availability, go to For all other team and tune-in information, please visit:

Kings game telecasts on WEST feature the announcing team of Analyst Jim Fox and Play-by-play Announcer Bob Miller. "Kings Live" post-game shows are anchored by Kings Reporter Patrick O'Neal. D’Aulaire Louwerse serves as the Kings producer; Mike Hassan directs.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Rebecca Soni, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist
in the 200m breaststroke, visited the set of
"Lexus Gauntlet Live" on Monday,
September 8, to share memories from her
Beijing experience. Here, she poses with
Gauntlet reporters Sean Farnham (left)
and John Jackson (right).
Soni is a senior at USC.

Monday, September 8, 2008


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Saturday, September 6, 2008 that FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET collectively received three Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards at the 60th annual presentation at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Overall, the sister networks received 15 nominations in 2007.

In 11 years of Academy recognition, FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET have been honored collectively with 121 total nominations and 42 wins.

“As the leader in sports television in Southern California, we strive for excellence on our air every day, with every game telecast, original program and promo,” said Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general manager of FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET. “This recognition belongs equally to our team partners: their insight and access is essential to the creative team making ideas come to life.”

A total of three L.A. Area Emmys were awarded to FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET for outstanding work in the following categories: Sports Series, Sports Tease and Short Promo. Specifically, “Before the Bigs”, courtesy of the FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET Sports Team, won for best Sports Series; “Anaheim Ducks 2007 Home Opener Tease ‘Shift Happens’”, courtesy of the FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET Sports Team, won for best Sports Tease; and “Building Legends”, courtesy of the FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET Sports Team, won for best Short Promo.


USC students awoke today, opened the Daily Trojan, and discovered dinner was on PRIME TICKET!

"Lexus Gauntlet Live" returns to the USC campus tonight and our friends at Jack-in-the-Box are bringing samples to share. Be sure to get there early...and enjoy the show!

Friday, September 5, 2008


Dodger fans, vote now for the Dodger All-Time LA Team and the Top 50 Moments in Los Angeles Dodgers history. Vote online at Voting ends September 7th.

The results of YOUR VOTES will be revealed on PRIME TICKET during Think Blue Week, the Dodgers' Fan Appreciation Week, 9/19 – 9/25 at Dodger Stadium. Stay tuned for more details!


A special preseason edition of “High School Spotlight” airs at 10:30 PM TONIGHT, Friday, September 5. In this half-hour show, PRIME TICKET previews CIF-SS matchups and players to watch throughout the 2008 football season.

Coverage of the “Toyota High School Football Game of the Week” starts each week with a half-hour pre-game “High School Spotlight” show. Host Lindsay Soto anchors the program which covers high school athletics in the Valleys, the L.A. Basin, the Inland Empire, and Orange County. Guest analysts and reporters join Soto to help provide insight, game footage and interviews. “High School Spotlight” post-game coverage completes each game telecast.


With both storied match-ups and new communities to showcase, a new season of the “Toyota High School Football Game of the Week” on PRIME TICKET begins on Friday, September 12. Telecast coverage of Birmingham at Crespi begins at 7 PM with the “High School Spotlight” pre-game show; kick-off is at 7:30 PM.

Play-by-play announcer Chris McGee is in the booth alongside analyst John Jackson all season long (photo, upper left). High School Football sideline reporters Jackie Pickering (photo, upper right) and Dain Blanton complete the PRIME TICKET telecast team.

Weekly game telecast coverage begins with a half-hour “High School Spotlight” pre-game show. Tune-in times below reflect the start of the post game, with the exception of Weeks 2 and 3, which begin on a delay. Post-game reporting follows game conclusion every week.

Sept. 12 - Birmingham at Crespi --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET
Sept. 19 - Mater Dei at Corona Centennial --- 8:30 PM (D)/WEST
Sept. 26 - Edison at Servite --- 10:30 PM (D)/PRIME TICKET
Oct. 3 - Saugus at Notre Dame --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET
Oct.10 - Diamond Ranch at Bishop Amat --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET
Oct. 17 - Mission Viejo at Tesoro --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET
Oct. 24 - Upland at Los Osos --- 7 PM /PRIME TICKET
Oct. 31 - Chaparral at Temescal Canyon --- 7 PM/WEST
Nov. 7 - Santa Clara at Oaks Christian --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET
Nov. 13(Thurs.) - Orange Lutheran at Mater Dei --- 7 PM/PRIME TICKET


The internship program at Fox Sports WEST and PRIME TICKET provides college students with hands-on sports television industry experience. Student are assigned to specific departments in 10-week sessions, devoting a minimum of eight hours a week to observing and learning outside of the classroom. The result is a challenging, real-world compliment to their academics studies.

Twenty-six (26) internships are available at the regional sports networks in Los Angeles. A breakdown of the positions is as follows: Production – Event; Production – Front Office; Sports Business Administration; Marketing; Sales; and, Communications.

Interested students should visit and search “internships” to review postings and apply. Inquiries may also be made via email at

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


The Los Angeles Angels have a 16-game lead in the American League Western Division. The Angels' march towards post-season dominance seems promising, and the recent addition of first baseman Mark Teixeira combined with John Lackey’s solid pitching make every Angels game now through September on FSN WEST destination viewing.

As the Los Angeles Dodgers 50th Anniversary season rounds third base and heads home, the team continues to keep True Blue fans on the edge of their seats. The Dodgers are 3.0 games behind the NL West division leading Arizona Diamondbacks as they return home for a six-game, seven-day homestand with San Diego and Arizona. Tune in to FSN PRIME TICKET and don’t miss a second of the nail-biting action of these series on FSN PRIME TICKET.

Local sports fans continue to have Olympic fever. On Monday, “Lexus Gauntlet Live” debuted on FSN PRIME TICKET and began its coverage of 2008 USC and UCLA athletics with a discussion of the current and past-Olympians who trained at both schools. Tomorrow, the Los Angeles Sparks resume the WNBA season tomorrow, hosting the Sacramento Monarchs at 7:30 PM on FSN PRIME TICKET. Tune-in to witness the homecoming of Olympic gold medalists and teammates Lisa Leslie, DeLisha Milton-Jones and Candace Parker.

Last but not least, Fall is upon us. And that means football! College Football Saturday gets underway on FSN WEST on August 30 at 12 PM. Oklahoma State vs. Washington State kicks-off at 12:30 and “Trojans Live” pre-game coverage of USC at Virginia begins at 4 PM.

This is an exciting time for local sports and we hope you’ll join us for every minute!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Kicking off the college football season, FSN PRIME TICKET delivered "Lexus Gauntlet Live" on Monday night from the campus of USC. Offering LIVE analysis and insight from the steps of Heritage Hall, the FSN PRIME TICKET team reviewed preseason workouts, Olympics medalists and first non-conference games for both USC and UCLA.

Tune-in next Monday, September 1 at approximately 9:00 PM when "Lexus Gauntlet Live" comes to you live from the Rose Bowl in Pasadena following the Bruins' first test versus #18 Tennessee.

Monday, August 25, 2008


FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET are dedicated to excellence in sports television production. For over 20 years, the regional sports networks have developed and nurtured the next generation of students through internships and on-the-job training.

The networks have added a mentorship program with CENTRO, the Center for Education in TV and Radio, to their community outreach program. FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET is committed to being on campus regularly, conducting seminars and guest lectures, to provide industry insight from professionals currently in the field.
Steve Simpson, senior vice president and general manager for FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET, addressed CENTRO’s first graduating class on Thursday, August 21, in Torrance, Calif.


As the destination for comprehensive, local coverage of USC Trojans football, FSN PRIME TICKET provides extensive coverage of the potential BCS Title contender throughout the 2008 season with two nationally scheduled game telecasts and select “Trojans Live” pre and post-game shows. “Trojans Live” debuts with coverage of USC at Virginia at 4 PM on August 30 on FSN WEST.

The USC vs. Ohio State match-up is heralded as one of the most anticipated games of the 2008 season. FSN PRIME TICKET brings its signature USC football access and analysis, “Trojans Live”, to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 13 for live pre- and post-game coverage. Hosted by Lindsay Soto, former Trojans Jeremy Hogue and Petros Papadakis provide analysis while reporter John Jackson gathers player and coach interviews. “Trojans Live” airs at 5 PM and again at 8:30 PM on Saturday, September 13.

Two nationally televised USC football games are available in HD on FSN PRIME TICKET this fall. USC travels to Washington State on October 18 and visits Arizona the following weekend. Game telecasts begin at 12:00 PM and 7:15 PM respectively. Play-by-play announcer Barry Tompkins and Papadakis team up in the booth while John Jackson handles sideline duties versus the Wildcats and Jim Watson provides reporting versus the Cougars.


Blue and gold reigns once again on FSN PRIME TICKET beginning September 1. Then, the local destination for the most comprehensive Bruins coverage begins its 2008 fall football programming, including “Bruins Live.”

“Bruins Live” is live at the Rose Bowl on September 1 to kick off the 2008 campaign. Post-game coverage of the Tennessee vs. UCLA game begins at 8:30 PM. Hosted by Bill Macdonald, “Bruins Live” offers expert analysis by former Bruin safety James Washington. Reporters Dain Blanton and Jackie Pickering provide player and coach interviews.

The UCLA vs. Arizona match-up on September 20 airs on FSN PRIME TICKET and is available in HD. The national game telecast begins at 12:00 PM. Analyst Petros Papadakis and play-by-play announcer Barry Tompkins are in the booth, while reporters Jim Watson and Michael Eaves share sideline duties. On October 18, FSN WEST provides the UCLA vs. Stanford game telecast. Local coverage - featuring Macdonald and Washington in the booth – begins at 1 PM on FSN WEST.


FSN PRIME TICKET, the destination for the most extensive, local coverage of USC and UCLA football introduces the “FSN Playbook”. A three-hour original programming block, the “FSN Playbook” debuts Monday, August 25 at 9PM. “FSN Playbook” airs Mondays on FSN PRIME TICKET throughout the fall football season.

At 9 PM, an hour-long edition of “Lexus Gauntlet Live” airs live from the USC and UCLA campuses. Host Bill Macdonald will moderate a panel of gridiron experts including James Washington, Petros Papadakis, Jeremy Hogue and Heisman Trophy winner Anthony Davis. Sean Farnham and John Jackson anchor the Olympic sports coverage.

At 10 PM, FSN PRIME TICKET features a two-hour encore presentation of a classic USC-UCLA rivalry game. The schedule, which offers head-to-head rivalry games as well as memorable match-ups against other opponents, is as follows:

Aug. 25 at USC ---USC at UCLA from Nov. 19, 1988
Sept. 1 at ROSE BOWL ---UCLA at USC from Nov. 20, 1993
Sept. 8 at USC (D-10:30 PM) ---USC at UCLA from Nov. 17, 1990
Sept. 15 at UCLA ---USC at UCLA from Nov. 23, 1996
Sept. 22 at USC ---Fresno St. at USC from Nov. 19, 2006
Sept. 29 at UCLA ---UCLA at Wash. St. from Oct. 15, 2005
Oct. 6 at USC ---Oregon at UCLA from Oct. 17, 1998
Oct. 13 at UCLA ---UCLA at USC from Nov. 17, 2001
Oct. 20 at USC ---UCLA at USC from Nov. 20, 1993
Oct. 27 at UCLA ---UCLA at USC from Nov. 20, 1999
Nov. 3 at USC ---UCLA at Oreg. St. from Nov. 17, 1998
Nov. 10 at UCLA ---Stanford at USC from Nov. 4, 1995
Nov. 17 at USC ---USC at UCLA from Nov. 23, 1996
Nov. 24 at UCLA ---Notre Dame at USC from Nov. 30, 1996
Dec. 1 at USC ---USC at UCLA from Nov. 18, 2000
Dec. 8 at UCLA ---UCLA at USC from Nov. 17, 1992
* Schedule as of Monday, August 25, 2008. Subject to change


After conquering another year together and producing great results, FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET hosted the third annual employee bowling day on Monday, August 18. Everyone followed Team 13’s lead (pictured from left to right: Quinesha Stephens, coordinator, affiliate relations – west; Lya Vallet, producer; Marlissa Henderson, finance manager; and, Melissa Dlin, general sales manager) and had a great time. Speaking of leads, FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET director Matt Lipp took home the top prize.


Mitch Reinholt and Colin Clemens – two of the teens featured in Paramount Vantage’s “American Teen” documentary – concluded their summer in Los Angeles on FSN PRIME TICKET. The teens are featured in the current documentary film “American Teen”. Paramount Vantage hosted all five documentary subjects in Los Angeles this summer for a nearly two-month promotional campaign, during which they all enjoyed industry internships. “Dodgers Live” reporter Jim Watson spoke with Mitch and Colin about their Dodgers internship experience on the “Dodgers Live” pre-game on Wednesday, August 13, 2008.

Monday, August 4, 2008


The sales department at FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET aims to hit one out of the park for every partner, every time. This summer, several promotional campaigns brought the ballpark to the amusement park, and back around:

Universal Studios Hollywood partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers and FSN PRIME TICKET for the “Hit A Homer” promotion. Tied to the launch of the new action-packed Simpsons theme park attraction, when a Dodger hit a “Homer” during the 5th inning of a home game in July, kids aged 15 and under in attendance get into Universal Studios Hollywood free with each adult paid admission.

“Dodgers Live” reporter Steve Lyons, along with Los Angeles Dodgers Joe Biemel and Blake DeWitt, had a blast at the newest attraction at Disneyland Resort in June. The three battled it out on “Toy Story Mania”, the ride that’s a game and a game that’s a ride. It was announced on Friday, June 27 on “Dodgers Live” that DeWitt was the top spring-action shooter, and a family four-pack Disneyland vacation package was awarded to the grand prize winner who correctly identified the winner via email.

For the “Ballpark Big Shots” sweepstakes, FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET viewers are directed to participating Southern California AMPM locations for a chance to win memorable baseball experiences and great prizes. Fans can enter online at , too. “Ballpark Big Shots” ends August 13, gives fans a chance to win tickets and merchandise, and

Meanwhile, Subway collaborated with the Angels and FSN WEST to create the ultimate sweepstakes for all die-hard Angels fans. “One ANGELic Night” offered one lucky grand prize winner the complete VIP treatment at a 2008 Angels game.

FSN WEST, FSN PRIME TICKET and the American Red Cross, along with the Angels and Dodgers, teamed up for the 10th annual Freeway Series Blood Drive. Red Cross collected 600 pints of blood during the event, which is equal to saving nearly 1,800 lives.

Friday, August 1, 2008

FSN Celebrates with Kia Motors America

Here, Soto stands at the podium while executives including Mr. B.M. Ahn, group president and CEO of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Mr. E.S. Chung, President of Kia Motors Corporation, cut the red ribbon. In the second photo, Soto holds the time capsule nameplate, explaining what it will reveal to Kia Design Center America employees in 50 years.

FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET put its proud Southern California roots on display on June 24, 2008, being among the first to congratulate Kia Motors America on the opening of its new corporate campus in Irvine, Calif. Reporter and Orange County native Lindsay Soto represented FSN as the master of ceremonies for an event that combined local civic and business leaders, as well as top Kia brass.


This summer FSN PRIME TICKET invites sports fans to relive some of Southern California's biggest moments and events through eight weeks of classic programming.

The retrospective includes events from the 1970’s through today. FSN PRIME TICKET revisits classic high school football games between rivals as well as memorable moments from professional teams.


It has been 24 years since the Olympics were in Los Angeles, but Angelenos have Olympic fever just the same. All year long, FSN WEST and FSN PRIME TICKET compliment coverage of traditional team sports with Olympic sports coverage. 2008 was no different. From the CIF State Track and Field Championships to “In My Own Words: Jeannette Bolden,” FSN PRIME TICKET was the place to prep for watching the world compete at National Stadium in Beijing.

In June, FSN PRIME TICKET revisited Olympic gold, sitting down with Karch Kiraly, Sinjin Smith and Carl Henkel to relive the final men’s match in 1996, tabbed as the “Battle of the Ages.” With two women’s basketball Olympians in our midst, we couldn’t resist profiling them before they went for gold. On “In My Own Words: Candace Parker,” the WNBA rookie and first time Olympian discussed her career, while teammate on two fronts Lisa Leslie shared her Olympic hopes on “In My Own Words: Lisa Leslie.” Even baseball got in the action, with the Dodgers-Padres pre-season game at Wukesong stadium, previewing an Olympic facility in Beijing.


The Dodgers/Angels “Rivalry” spot won 2008 PROMAX Gold in the Live Event – single spot category. The spot, written and produced by James Freeman and Steve Guerrero, beat out network powerhouses NBC and ABC even besting big Fox’s NASCAR promo! When you consider FSN WEST was the only regional network in the category – it’s an especially fantastic feat.


David Beckham has proven himself a team player rather than a flash-in-the-pan. Galaxy ratings on FSN WEST have risen nearly 50% since last season, and more than doubled since 2006. Meanwhile the 2007 regular season Western Conference Champions Chivas USA are neck in neck with the Galaxy, giving “Becks” a run for his money.


Its mid-July, the All-Star break is over, and the heat is on. What will the second half of the season mean for the Dodgers and Angels, both at the head of their divisions, but for decidedly different reasons?

For each of the 100 Angels games this season, FSN WEST has either an original program dedicated to the Angels, or an episode of “Angels Live,” to enhance the fan viewing experience. This year fans have also had the chance to see Torii Hunter up close and personal in the two episodes of “Hangin’ with Mr. Hunter” which aired during “Angels Live.” The first half of the season, FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET gave fans a visual journey through John Garland’s career in “Before the Bigs” and a chance to hear the words of Justin Speier, Garret Anderson and Scot Sheilds as they told their story on “In My Own Words.” Additionally, Angels original shows debuting soon or in development include: “Before the Bigs: Howie Kendrick”, “In My Own Words: Frankie Rodriguez”, “In My Own Words: Torii Hunter”, “Angels Insider: Tony Reagins”, “Angels Insider: Angels Farm System” and “Angels Insider: Mike Scioscia”.

FSN PRIME TICKET has 43 Dodgers games to go after the All-Star break. In addition to 60 hours of “Dodgers Live” this season, FSN PRIME TICKET has over three hours of original programming dedicated to the Dodgers. From the island of Curacao fans traced the career of the newest Dodger in “Before the Bigs: Andruw Jones,” and journeyed from suburban Houston to Los Angeles in “Before the Bigs: James Loney.” Nomar Garciaparra got the chance to tell his story on “In My Own Words, “and Andre Ethier will outline his career path later this season in his episode of “Before the Bigs.”

In the second half of the season, as the tension rises, FSN WEST and PRIME TICKET will be there to document how these teams struggle to hang on to their dominant positions.


The Los Angeles Lakers began the season as a gathering of individuals and ended the year a team unit with has every reason to be proud. The Lakers’ rebound earned the team a chance to re-live one of the greatest rivalries in NBA history, meeting the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals.

FSN WEST followed the team throughout the entire post-season, televising select games during the first round and providing in-depth coverage via “Lakers Live” pre-and post-game shows.

Lakers 2008 NBA Finals performance coverage on FSN WEST continued through the final round. For every game, Michael Eaves hosted post-game “Lakers Live” shows with analyst Norm Nixon and reporter Patrick O’Neal. In the final round, Rick Fox joined the FSN WEST team to add his unique perspective as a former player for both the Lakers and the Celtics to the effort.


On Friday, June 13, 2008, Los Angeles sports fans experienced a never-before-seen gathering of two legends: Vin Scully and John Wooden. FSN PRIME TICKET captured this historic event, with a live telecast documenting the meeting of two of the greatest minds in sports. All proceeds from “SCULLY & WOODEN…For the Kids” were split between the Pediatric Cancer Programs at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and pediatric cancer research at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and City of Hope through ThinkCure, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers.