Six Tribune TV stations have obtained the rights to air six National Football League games carried by the NFL Network during the regular season, Tribune announced Tuesday (Sept. 2).
In New York, Dallas, San Diego, New Orleans, Denver, and Indianapolis, the Tribune station will be the only over-the-air source for the game, normally available to viewers only via cable and satellite TV.
Stations and games included in the Tribune NFL schedule include: KWGN-TV in Denver (Denver Broncos v. Cleveland Browns on Nov. 6); WPIX-TV in New York (New York Jets v. New England Patriots on Nov. 13); KSWB-TV in San Diego (Oakland Raiders v. San Diego Chargers on Dec. 4); WGNO-TV in New Orleans (New Orleans Saints v. Chicago Bears on Dec. 11); WXIN-TV in Indianapolis (Indianapolis Colts v. Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 18); and KDAF-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth (Baltimore Ravens v. Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 20).
"Partnering with the NFL to bring these games to a broad audience in these markets is a real demonstration of our commitment to staying hyper-focused on local programming," said John Hendricks, executive vp of interactive and broadcast sales. "There's nothing bigger than the NFL and these games will deliver big ratings for our advertisers."