FOX SPORTS, PBA ANNOUNCE EXPANDED TELEVISION SCHEDULE FOR 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

FOX SPORTS, PBA ANNOUNCE EXPANDED TELEVISION

SCHEDULE FOR 2020

Go Bowling! PBA Tour Includes Additional Live Telecasts, Six Majors and More

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) announced the 2020 Go Bowling! PBA Tour television schedule, which includes more shows on the FOX broadcast network, the first show featuring women bowlers and more live telecasts. The announcement was made today by Bill Wanger, FOX Sports’ EVP, Head of Programming and Scheduling and PBA CEO Colie Edison.

The second year of the PBA-FOX Sports agreement features six telecasts on FOX, the most PBA action on network broadcast TV since 1999. Plus, there will be 25 shows on FS1 and a total of 23 live broadcasts, the most in 12 years (up from 19 live shows last year). Altogether, the 2020 TV schedule includes more than 60 hours of coverage.

“We are delighted to expand our Go Bowling! PBA Tour offerings,” says Wanger. “In our first season, we brought new energy and excitement to the tour, highlighting the star bowlers and enhancing the broadcasts with Kegel’s Specto ball-tracking technology StrikeTrack to provide real-time ball tracking during all events.”

Kicking off the 2020 PBA on FOX season will be a bonus event – PBA Clash – on Sunday, Nov. 3 on FOX. The 90-minute telecast will feature top PBA stars in a unique, $50,000 winner-take-all competition, plus a look at the new year and upcoming events on FOX and FS1.

“We’re making major investments in the PBA and the future of the tour by expanding TV coverage and increasing prize money across our tournaments,” said Edison, the PBA’s CEO and Chief Customer Officer of Bowlero Corp, its parent company. “Bowlero Corp purchased the PBA with the goal of strengthening its presence throughout all media and our partnership with FOX is an essential part of that objective.”

Other highlights of the 2020 PBA on FOX Sports schedule include:

  • Live coverage of five PBA major championships: the PBA Tournament of Champions on Sunday, Feb. 9, from suburban Akron, Ohio; the PBA Players Championship on Saturday, Feb. 15, from Columbus, Ohio; the US Open on Sunday, Feb. 23, from Lincoln, Nebraska; PBA World Championship on Wednesday, March 18, from Las Vegas, and the United States Bowling Congress Masters on Sunday, March 29, from Reno, Nevada.

  • Revolutionary coverage of professional bowling’s biggest event, the PBA World Series of Bowling XI. Five consecutive days of WSOB coverage, including live finals of four PBA title events, will air from Las Vegas, March 15-19.

  • The PBA Playoffs are back bigger and stronger, taking place from April 6 through May 17. The playoffs will be held in four different locations, allowing fans across the country to see their favorite bowlers in the exciting tournament.

  • The PBA/PWBA Mixed Doubles take place on Sunday, July 5 live on FS1 from Denver and will include the debut of professional female bowlers on FOX Sports.

  • The PBA League team competition returns to Portland, Maine, where the hometown team looks to defend its PBA League title in four live primetime telecasts on FS1 for three consecutive nights, July 21-23.

Viewers can live stream the PBA shows on the FOX Sports and FOX NOW apps or at FOXSports.com.

In addition to the 60 hours of broadcast television, FOX Sports digital also will play a key role in expanding the PBA’s visibility. Select highlights will be available on @FOXSports social handles across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Additional details concerning tournament formats, host bowling centers and more, will be announced by the PBA soon through the PBA Network’s social media outlets.

2020 PBA-FOX SPORTS GO BOWLING! PBA TOUR SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)

DATE

EVENT

NET*

TIME (ET)

Sunday,

Nov. 3

PBA Clash, Lake Wales, Fla.

FOX

2:30 PM / 4:30 PM

Sunday,

Jan. 19

PBA Hall of Fame Classic, Arlington, Texas

FS1

1:00 PM Live

Sunday,

Jan. 26

PBA Oklahoma Open, Shawnee, Okla.

FS1

2:00 PM Live

Saturday,

Feb. 1

PBA Jonesboro Open, Jonesboro, Ark.

FS1

4:30 PM Live

Sunday,

Feb. 9

PBA Tournament of Champions, Fairlawn, Ohio

FOX

5:00 PM Live

Saturday,

Feb. 15

PBA Players Championship, Columbus, Ohio

FS1

5:30 PM Live

Sunday,

Feb. 23

US Open, Lincoln, Neb.

FOX

1:00 PM Live

Saturday,

Feb. 29

PBA Indianapolis Open, Indianapolis

FS1

8:30 PM

Live

Sunday, March 8

PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship, Indianapolis

FS1

12:00 PM

Sunday, March 15

PBA World Series of Bowling XI Cheetah Championship,

Las Vegas

FS1

1:30 PM Live

Monday, March 16

PBA World Series of Bowling XI Chameleon Championship,

Las Vegas

FS1

8:00 PM Live

Tuesday, March 17

PBA World Series of Bowling XI Scorpion Championship,

Las Vegas

FS1

8:00 PM Live

Wednesday, March 18

PBA World Series of Bowling XI PBA World Championship,

Las Vegas

FS1

8:00 PM Live

Thursday, March 19

PBA World Series of Bowling XI USA vs The World,

Las Vegas

FS1

8:00 PM

Sunday, March 29

USBC Masters, Reno

FOX

2:30 PM

Live

Monday, April 6

PBA Playoffs Round of 24, (four matches), Norco, Calif.

FS1

7:00 PM Live

Monday, April 13

PBA Playoffs Round of 24, (four matches), Norco, Calif.

FS1

9:00 PM

Monday, April 20

PBA Playoffs Round of 16, (two matches), Lone Tree, Colo.

FS1

7:00 PM Live

Monday, April 20

PBA Playoffs Round of 16, (two matches), Lone Tree, Colo.

FS1

9:00 PM

Live

Monday,

April 27

PBA Playoffs Round of 16, (two matches), Lone Tree, Colo.

FS1

9:00 PM

Monday,

May 4

PBA Playoffs Round of 16, (two matches), Lone Tree, Colo.

FS1

9:00 PM

Sunday,

May 10

PBA Playoffs Quarterfinal (two matches), Euless, Texas

FS1

2:00 PM Live

Monday,

May 11

PBA Playoffs Quarterfinal (two matches), Euless, Texas

FS1

9:00 PM

Saturday, May 16

PBA Playoffs Final Four (two semifinal matches),

North Brunswick, N.J.

FOX

2:00 PM Live

Sunday,

May 17

PBA Playoffs Championship 1 on 1 Match,

North Brunswick, N.J.

FOX

2:00 PM Live

Sunday,

July 5

PBA / PWBA Mixed Doubles, Denver

FS1

7:00 PM Live

Tuesday,

July 21

PBA Summer League Quarterfinals,

Portland, Maine

FS1

7:00 PM Live

Tuesday,

July 21

PBA Summer League Quarterfinals,

Portland, Maine

FS1

9:00 PM Live

Wednesday,

July 22

PBA Summer League Semifinals,

Portland, Maine

FS1

9:00 PM Live

Thursday,

July 23

PBA Summer League Elias Cup Finals,

Portland, Maine

FS1

9:00 PM Live

–FOX SPORTS–

About FOX Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing Fox Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports arm of the FOX Network as well as FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports’ digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine, jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports’ portfolio are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About the PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com and BowleroCorp.com.

–FOX SPORTS–

Contacts:

Jillian Laufer

Professional Bowlers Association

jlaufer@pba.com

212.777.2214 x5259

John Stouffer

FOX Sports

john.stouffer@fox.com

310.369.2606

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