“(With this) we can be a team not only in Georgia but in the whole Southeast region,” Eales said. “With Fox Sports South, we couldn’t have a better partner to have that reach as well as that production quality.”
The regional broadcast schedule will begin with the April 8 game at Toronto. It will air on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Go, the mobile platform. Because of potential conflicts involving Fox Sports South’s other inventory, which includes the Braves, Hawks and college football, three Atlanta United games will be broadcast on Channel 69 instead of Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast. Those games are April 22 against Real Salt Lake, Sept. 9 vs. Dallas, and Sept. 23 vs. Montreal.
The agreement includes a 30-minute pregame and postgame show, Atlanta United LIVE!, as well as a weekly 30-minute studio show, Atlanta United: Match Week, that will premiere at 6:30 p.m. April 4. Shows will be re-broadcast several times each week, according to Genthner. The shows will be taped in the Atlanta studios and will incorporate touch screens and 360-degree viewing technology.
Additionally, on Feb. 24 a preseason show, Atlanta United: Unite and Conquer, will air at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Fox Sports Southeast.
Atlanta United will hire the TV personalities for the games. Eales said they hope to hire a play-by-play announcer, analyst and sideline reporter. Those hires could be announced within two weeks.
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