Dream Games to be Televised Once Again by FOX Sports South and SportSouth
ATLANTA, April 24, 2014 - The Atlanta Dream announced today that it has renewed its television partnership with FOX Sports Regional Networks" FOX Sports South and SportSouth for the 2014 Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) season. Twelve Dream home games along with three road games will be televised on FOX Sports South and SportSouth.
"We are thrilled to continue our television partnership with FOX Sports South and SportSouth for a fifth consecutive season," said Dream Executive Vice President and General Manager Angela Taylor. "We're excited that we can continue to provide our fans across the Southeast the ability to watch our exciting, championship-caliber team under the direction of new head coach Michael Cooper. Our partners at FOX Sports South and SportSouth have always delivered high-quality telecasts of our games, and have demonstrated their ability to maintain their position as leaders in sports programming."
Said Jeff Genthner, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the networks: "Our mission at FOX Sports South and SportSouth is to deliver the best in local sports across the Southeast, and Atlanta Dream basketball is no exception. We're excited by their offseason moves and look forward to once again being the exclusive regional home of the Dream."
Bob Rathbun and LaChina Robinson will return to the booth for their fifth consecutive season together on FOX Sports South and SportSouth for all Atlanta Dream games. Rathbun has been the FOX Sports South and SportSouth play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta Hawks for the past 18 seasons. Robinson, who was a four-year starter at Wake Forest University, also serves as an analyst for Southeastern Conference women's basketball coverage on FOX Sports South and SportSouth.
The telecast schedule begins on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. against the San Antonio Stars in Philips Arena as the three-time Eastern Conference Champion Atlanta Dream tips off its seventh season in the WNBA. During their home opener, the Dream will raise its 2013 Eastern Conference Championship banner into the rafters.
A WNBA Finals rematch against Maya Moore and Minnesota on Friday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. is another key televised matchup, while other highlights include a Saturday, June 7 game against Elena Delle Donne and the Chicago Sky, and a Wednesday, August 13 contest against Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury. Additional televised games will be announced at a later date.
The Dream has qualified for the playoffs in each of the past five seasons, including conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010. Season tickets and single-game tickets for the 2014 season are now available and can be purchased by calling (877) 977-7729 or visiting www.AtlantaDream.net.
The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast - FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Tennessee, FOX Sports Carolinas and SportSouth - collectively reach more than 13 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Dream, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte Hounds, Memphis Grizzlies, Nashville Predators, Cincinnati Reds, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events and televise more than 1400 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsTennessee.com, and FOXSportsCarolinas.com.