SBD/January 19, 2011/Media

Fox Sports South To Produce Braves Games Airing On Peachtree TV

Peachtree TV is “turning over production of its 45 Braves games to Fox Sports South, which will use its own crews and broadcasters,” according to David O’Brien of the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Outside of the "Atlanta viewing area, Peachtree games will be carried on Fox Sports South or Fox-owned SportSouth.” Those games will “carry the Peachtree brand, but only on the broadcasts carried by PTV.” Fox officials “did not immediately say which broadcasters would work the additional games, or whether those plans were finalized.” Broadcasters Joe Simpson and Chip Caray “worked Fox Sports South and SportSouth games last season, and Simpson teamed with Ernie Johnson on Peachtree with John Smoltz adding frequent analysis.” Turner Broadcasting’s Peachtree TV is “turning over its management to Meredith Corp. -- the company that runs CBS Atlanta.” For the first time since ‘72, no Braves games “will be produced by Turner crews, other than occasional Braves appearances on TBS’ national game of the week.” Peachtree TV is “contracted to carry about 45 Braves games annually” through ’13 (AJC.com, 1/18).
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