Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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
Friday, October 10, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
“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.
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!
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.
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
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
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.
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.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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
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.
"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
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!
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.
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.
DATE/MATCH-UP --- TUNE IN w/DESTINATION
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
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 www.foxcareers.com/jobsearch and search “internships” to review postings and apply. Inquiries may also be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
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
Monday, August 25, 2008
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.
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.
“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.
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:
DATE/LOCATION USC/UCLA CLASSICS
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
Monday, August 4, 2008
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.
THE RIDE THAT’S A GAME AND GAME THAT’S A RIDE
“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.
FIELD OF DREAMS, TIMES TWO
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 www.ampm.com/baseball , 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
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.
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.
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.
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.