A year ago, Fox Sports West did 100 Angels games, with 75 of them in high definition. The rest were scattered about on KCOP Channel 13, as well as taken away for national telecasts by ESPN and Fox network.
The ’09 schedule gets better.
FS West reports today that it will ramp up to 125 games this season (plus five spring training contests). Expect an announcement sooner rather than later that a good percentage of them will be in high def. Negotiations and number crunching are continuing in the FSW offices.
The first spring game is March 28 (1 p.m., vs. Seattle). The regular season opens on Monday, April 6 from Anaheim against Oakland (6 p.m.)
The broadcast teams of Rory Markas and Mark Gubicza, plus Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler, are back as well.
Next step for the regional network is to figure out how many Dodgers games it will carry versus how many will be carried on KCAL-Channel 9, and how many of those will be in high def.