29 Dec Indy’s WXIN and WTTV Announce Exclusive Partnership with the Indianapolis Colts
One of The NFL’s Strongest Brands Joins Forces with Tribune Broadcasting’s Indianapolis Fox/CBS Duopoly
The Indianapolis Colts and Tribune Broadcasting today announced a multi-year agreement making WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV the exclusive Indianapolis Colts broadcast partners. Beginning next season, all of the Colts pre-season games will be broadcast on either WXIN-TV or WTTV-TV. In addition, Colts-produced programs such as The Coaches Show with Chuck Pagano and Colts Up Close will air on WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV.
In addition to the broadcast partnership agreement, WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV will receive premium Lucas Oil Field branding exposure and various other team marketing assets including radio, print, digital and social media.
“We are thrilled to be back on WTTV and WXIN,” commented Jay Souers, Senior Vice President of Sponsorship Sales for the Colts. “For many years when the Colts first came to town, we broadcast our pre-season games on WTTV, and now we are back. The combination of coverage from WTTV and Fox59 will also provide excellent exposure for our Community Relations and Marketing efforts. The station’s community goals align perfectly with the Colts. This will be a great partnership moving forward together” he continued.
WXIN-TV currently airs the NFC games in the Indianapolis market, and beginning Jan. 1, 2015, WTTV-TV will broadcast AFC games. Local Colts fans will then have a new home for everything “Colts” with more than a dozen live Colts games per year on WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV, the stations will also carry two out of every three Super Bowls starting with Super Bowl L (50) from Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco.
“The Indianapolis Colts games consistently deliver the highest television audiences in Central Indiana. We are very excited to be involved with the Colts, this new partnership with the Colts solidifies our status as the true home of the Indianapolis Colts,” said Paul Rennie, Vice President and General Manager of WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV.
The Colts and the news teams of WXIN-TV and WTTV-TV will also be partnering on several community initiatives and projects to benefit organizations and citizens throughout Central Indiana.
WXIN-TV FOX59 is a top-performing FOX Broadcasting affiliate and one of the largest producers of live, local television news in the country, producing over 60 hours of news each week.WTTV-TV has a 60-plus year history, and as of January 1st, 2015 will become the CBS Network affiliate for the Indianapolis market, adding another 30 hours of news weekly.
ABOUT TRIBUNE MEDIA:
Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 71 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.