September 20, 2017

Network to Present 81 Regular-Season Games, 1 Preseason Game

Complete Game Day Coverage with “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live,” Shows to Originate from Exclusive Set at Golden 1 Center for Home Games

Live Kings Games, “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live” Streamed on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports App

NBCSportsCalifornia.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Kings & NBA News, Analysis, Exclusive Video and the “Kings Insider Podcast” with James Ham

Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports California & NBA Personalities’ Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

“Authentic Fan Friday” Returns to Golden 1 Center, Every Friday Regular-Season Home Game Fans to Receive Free “Authentic Fan” Prizes and More

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 20, 2017 – NBC Sports California and NBCSportsCalifornia.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Kings Fan,” announced today its coverage of the Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) for the 2017-18 season, which includes 82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason); comprehensive game-day coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows; Kings games, Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live streamed live on NBCSportsCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports app; and Kings and NBA news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsCalifornia.com.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms – including live game-day content from Golden 1 Center at every Kings home game – on Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSKings).

The Kings will open their season on NBC Sports California against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. (coverage starts on Kings Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.).  Calling all the action for Kings games on NBC Sports California will be the veteran announcing team of Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) and Jerry Reynolds, with sideline reporter Kayte Christensen (@kayte_c).  Popular Kings alumnus and 15-year NBA veteran Doug Christie (@TheDougChristie) will be a guest color commentator for select games this season.

 

In addition to the 81 regular-season games, NBC Sports California will televise one preseason game on Monday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. as the Kings host the Portland Trail Blazers.

NBC Sports California’s 2017-18 Kings telecast schedule is as follows:

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Monday

10/9

vs

Portland Trail Blazers (Preseason)

7:00 PM

Wednesday

10/18

vs

Houston Rockets

7:00 PM

Friday

10/20

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

Saturday

10/21

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Monday

10/23

at

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Sunday

10/29

vs

Washington Wizards

3:00 PM

Tuesday

10/31

at

Indiana Pacers

4:00 PM

Wednesday

11/1

at

Boston Celtics

4:30 PM

Saturday

11/4

at

Detroit Pistons

4:00 PM

Tuesday

11/7

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Thursday

11/9

vs

Philadelphia 76ers

7:00 PM

Saturday

11/11

at

New York Knicks

5:00 PM

Monday

11/13

at

Washington Wizards

4:00 PM

Wednesday

11/15

at

Atlanta Hawks

4:30 PM

* Friday

11/17

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Saturday

11/18

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Monday

11/20

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:00 PM

Wednesday

11/22

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Saturday

11/25

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:00 PM

Monday

11/27

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Tuesday

11/28

vs

Milwaukee Bucks

7:00 PM

Friday

12/1

at

Chicago Bulls

5:00 PM

Saturday

12/2

at

Milwaukee Bucks

5:30 PM

Wednesday

12/6

at

Cleveland Cavaliers

4:00 PM

Friday

12/8

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

Sunday

12/10

vs

Toronto Raptors

12:30 PM

Tuesday

12/12

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Thursday

12/14

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Sunday

12/17

at

Toronto Raptors

12:30 PM

Tuesday

12/19

at

Philadelphia 76ers

4:00 PM

Wednesday

12/20

at

Brooklyn Nets

4:30 PM

Saturday

12/23

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Tuesday

12/26

at

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

Wednesday

12/27

vs

Cleveland Cavaliers

7:00 PM

* Friday

12/29

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/31

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/2

vs

Charlotte Hornets

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/6

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:00 PM

Monday

1/8

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Tuesday

1/9

at

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Thursday

1/11

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/13

at

Los Angeles Clippers

12:30 PM

Monday

1/15

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

12:00 PM

Wednesday

1/17

vs

Utah Jazz

7:00 PM

Friday

1/19

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Monday

1/22

at

Charlotte Hornets

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/23

at

Orlando Magic

4:00 PM

Thursday

1/25

at

Miami Heat

4:30 PM

Sunday

1/28

at

San Antonio Spurs

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/30

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

* Friday

2/2

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/3

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Monday

2/5

vs

Chicago Bulls

7:00 PM

* Friday

2/9

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:30 PM

Sunday

2/11

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

4:00 PM

Tuesday

2/13

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

Wednesday

2/14

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Thursday

2/22

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Saturday

2/24

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

Monday

2/26

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

Tuesday

2/27

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/1

vs

Brooklyn Nets

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/3

vs

Utah Jazz

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/4

vs

New York Knicks

6:00 PM

Wednesday

3/7

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

7:00 PM

* Friday

3/9

vs

Orlando Magic

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/11

at

Denver Nuggets

2:00 PM

Monday

3/12

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

5:00 PM

Wednesday

3/14

vs

Miami Heat

7:00 PM

Friday

3/16

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Saturday

3/17

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Monday

3/19

vs

Detroit Pistons

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/22

vs

Atlanta Hawks

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/25

vs

Boston Celtics

3:00 PM

Tuesday

3/27

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/29

vs

Indiana Pacers

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/31

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

Sunday

4/1

at

Los Angeles Lakers

6:30 PM

Tuesday

4/3

at

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Friday

4/6

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Monday

4/9

at

San Antonio Spurs

5:30 PM

Wednesday

4/11

vs

Houston Rockets

7:30 PM

 

82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason)

Schedule as of 9/20/17; Dates and times subject to change

*Authentic Fan Friday

For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBC Sports California’s Kings telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.  Note: NBC Sports California/Kings On Demand is available only in the Kings’ broadcast territory.

Kings coverage streamed live via NBCSportsCalifornia.com, NBC Sports App – presented by Northern California Honda Dealers – NBC Sports California offers live streams of its Kings 2017-18 regular-season schedule to NBC Sports California subscribers, along with its game-day shows Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live, via NBCSportsCalifornia.com and the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports California subscribers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.  Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports California.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click here.

Kings Pregame Live presented by Honda, Kings Postgame Live presented by MetroPCS In addition to live game coverage, NBC Sports California delivers comprehensive pre- and postgame analysis.  Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches and game previews on Kings Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Kings Postgame Live will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game.  Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live are hosted by fan favorite Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS), along with former Kings star Doug Christie providing expert analysis.  Kayte Christensen will join Kozimor in-studio for select Pregame Live and Postgame Live shows.  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsCalifornia.com’s Kings Insider James Ham (@James_HamNBCS), Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds.  During home games, the network will broadcast Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live from its exclusive, state-of-the-art set at Golden 1 Center.

Kings Central – Each month of the 2017-18 NBA season, Kings Central – a half-hour program hosted by Kayte Christensen – will give fans an inside look at the Kings both on and off the court.  Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for show air dates and times.

 

NBCSportsCalifornia.com – NBCSportsCalifornia.com delivers complete Kings and NBA coverage and showcases Kings Insider James Ham and Senior Insider Ray Ratto and provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and two regular podcasts: “The Kings Insider Podcast” and “The Happy Hour Podcast.” NBCSportsCalifornia.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences; and content from the network’s news programming.

NBC Sports California Social Media – Throughout the 2017-18 NBA season, NBC Sports California will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present live game-day content from Golden 1 Center at every Kings home game.

Follow NBC Sports California: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSKings).

Authentic Fan Friday – NBC Sports California brings back the popular Authentic Fan Friday to the Golden 1 Center for every Friday home game during the regular season.  Fans will receive a collector’s edition cheer card and free NBC Sports California giveaways.  Fans sitting in the “Authentic Fan” section will also have the chance to be seen on the NBC Sports California telecast. Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for more information.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. NBC Sports California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

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