SPORTSOUTH TO TELEVISE 75 ATLANTA HAWKS GAMES

Dominique Wilkins and Bob Rathbun to Call the Games

Jerome Jurenovich, Mike Glenn, Andre Aldridge to Host Hawks LIVE Before and After Every Game

Preseason special DRIVEN: Danny Ferry and The New Look Hawks, Premieres OCTOBER 5 at 10:30 p.m. on FOX Sports South

ATLANTA, September 20, 2012 - SportSouth today announced the network will televise 75 Atlanta Hawks games throughout the 2012-13 NBA season, all in high definition. The Hawks 45th season tips off on SportSouth on Friday, November 2 at Philips Arena against the Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m. ET. Following the season opener against the Rockets, SportSouth’s Hawks package will continue with match ups against both participants from the 2012 NBA Finals as the Hawks travel to Oklahoma City on Sunday, November 4 to play the Western Conference champions, and conclude the first week of competition at home against the NBA Champion Miami Heat on Friday, November 9. See attached for the complete SportSouth Hawks’ telecast schedule.

Among other notable matchups on the SportSouth schedule, Atlanta will take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, March 3 in L.A. and Wednesday, March 13 in the Lakers only Philips Arena appearance this season. SportSouth will carry all four Hawks games against last year’s playoff opponents, the Boston Celtics (Saturday, January 5 and Friday, January 25 at home and Friday, March 8 and Friday, March 29 on the road). In addition, the network will televise this year’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday game at Philips Arena scheduled for Monday, January 21 against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 2 p.m. In all, SportSouth will have 35 games from Philips Arena and 40 road contests.

Former Atlanta Hawks star and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins returns for his fifth straight season as the Hawks game analyst with play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun, entering his 17th season as the voice of the Hawks. Jerome Jurenovich, in his fifth year at SportSouth, will serve as the sideline reporter. Surrounding every game telecast, SportSouth will televise a 30-minute Hawks LIVE pre-game show along with Hawks LIVE post-game coverage, featuring interviews with players and coaches, game highlights from around the NBA, and a look at the next opponent on the Hawks schedule. Veteran NBA reporter Andre Aldridge returns for his second season as the host of Hawks LIVE alongside analyst Mike Glenn.

Premiering on October 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South, DRIVEN: Danny Ferry and the New Look Hawks will give fans an in depth season preview, as Bob Rathbun sits down one on one with Hawks GM Danny Ferry, and discusses the major offseason moves and how Ferry sees the team taking shape this season and in years to come.

Viewers can look forward to an exciting season of Hawks basketball on SportSouth, as Coach Larry Drew's team will look to return to postseason action for the sixth straight season in 2012-13, and follow up on last year's second place finish in the Southeast Division. Josh Smith, Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Zaza Pachulia highlight the returnees, while new Hawks Devin Harris and Lou Williams bring additional speed and depth to the backcourt, and Kyle Korver, Anthony Morrow and rookie John Jenkins add tremendous outside firepower.

Hawks games on SportSouth are available in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi (excluding the Biloxi/Gulfport, Memphis and New Orleans DMAs), Tennessee (excluding the Memphis and Jackson DMAs), the Charleston, Augusta and Savannah DMA of South Carolina, the counties of Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain in the Greenville-Spartanburg DMA of North Carolina, and the counties of Abbeville, Anderson and Oconee in Greenville-Spartanburg DMA.

The FOX Sports regional networks serving the Southeast – SportSouth, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, and FOX Sports Tennessee – collectively reach more than 12.9 million cable and satellite households in seven states across the Southeast. They are the television home of the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Charlotte Bobcats, Memphis Grizzlies and Nashville Predators, as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference, Conference USA, Southeastern Conference, and Big 12 Conference, and offer expanded coverage of the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee. Combined, the four networks produce more than 800 live local events each year. For more information, please visit FOXSportsSouth.com, FOXSportsCarolinas.com and FOXSportsTennessee.com