Atlanta based Gray Television is launching a statewide sports network on Sunday.
Peachtree Sports Network will focus on live, local sports programming featuring teams from multiple sports across the state of Georgia.
The broadcast network will launch in Atlanta but will eventually air on Gray-owned over-the-air channels in Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, and Savannah over the coming months.
“As a lifelong sports fan, I know firsthand I became a fan by watching my local teams play on broadcast television,” said WANF and WPCH vice president and general manager Erik Schrader. “While existing fans may follow their teams behind paywalls, there’s no question that new sports fans are born watching broadcast stations. Georgia has so many tremendous teams that simply need an audience, and so many sports fans that just need a station where they can watch live events. We’re proud and eager to be at the very beginning of what will become a legacy sports tradition across our state.”
Peachtree Sports Network will broadcast live games from the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G-League, high school football through Score Atlanta, hockey from the Atlanta Gladiators and the Savannah Ghost Pirates of the ECHL, the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, and ultimate disc from the Atlanta Hustle of the American Ultimate Disc League.
Peachtree Sports Network will debut Sunday, October 1 in Atlanta. It will be available over the air on channel 17.2 and on Comcast and Spectrum cable.