FOX Sports New Orleans Further Increases TV Distribution for Hornets Games

FOX Sports announced that it has increased its TV distribution for the team’s local telecasts on the re-branded FOX Sports New Orleans regional sports network.

The October 31 opening night telecast against the San Antonio Spurs reached more than 2.5 million homes throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama on the majority of the local video providers, including Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-Verse, Suddenlink, Comcast, Fidelity Communications, LUS Fiber, CP-Tel, Reserve Telecommunications, Vision Communications, Eatel and TV Northeast.

The Hornets and FOX Sports earlier this year reached a long-term television rights agreement establishing FOX Sports New Orleans as new local television home of the Hornets. Prior to the agreement, Hornets telecasts were available to roughly 700,000 homes in Louisiana.

FOX Sports Southwest, FOX’s regional sports network currently serving Louisiana, will be re-branded as FOX Sports New Orleans throughout the Hornets TV territory on October 31 to coincide with the Hornets’ season opener. FOX Sports New Orleans will televise 75 regular-season Hornets games this season.