Atlanta Braves fans will have an easier time watching their team this season, as all 45 games originally scheduled to appear on Peachtree TV have been moved to Fox Sports South and SportSouth, ajc.com reports.
The move means that both Fox-owned channels will broadcast all of the Braves' locally and regionally televised games, bringing their total to 150-plus, depending on how many games are picked up for national telecasts by MLB Network, ESPN or FOX.
The Braves and Turner Broadcasting ended their contract on the 45-game per season package, and the Braves then reworked their current deal with Fox Sports South and SportSouth to broadcast those games. Details were not disclosed.
The current plan is to broadcast 72 games on Fox Sports South – generally Friday through Sunday – and 80 on SportSouth – normally Monday through Thursday.
Peachtree no longer airing Braves games also completes the long process of severing the club's ties with Turner Broadcasting. The Braves were aired nationally on TBS for nearly every game stretching from the 1970s all the way through the 90s. However, with the trend of teams toward regional cable networks, the number of games on TBS was gradually decreased until they were completely halted in 2007.
Chip Caray and Joe Simpson will continue to man the broadcast booth for all games.
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