Charlotte, NC – June 5, 2017 –The Carolina Panthers and Spectrum Networks today announced they have renewed a multi-year agreement to air Panthers programming and live preseason games on Spectrum News channels across North Carolina. The official cable TV home of the Carolina Panthers, Spectrum News North Carolina will kick off its Panthers TV programming on Monday, August 7 with the season’s first “Panther Talk” show at 7:30 pm ET.
In addition to live preseason games, the Panthers and WCNC (NBC) will simulcast the popular Sunday night highlight show “Panthers Game Day” on Spectrum News channels in North Carolina, and include a second half-hour of live team coverage exclusively for Spectrum viewers. The Panthers will also provide Spectrum News viewers with an exclusive re-air video simulcast of its weekly “Panther Talk” radio show on Mondays from Bank of America Stadium.
Highlights of the Panthers/Spectrum Networks programming partnership will include:
- Live simulcasts of the Panthers’ preseason NFL games;
- Live simulcast of the “Panthers Game Day” highlight show;
- Exclusive expanded editions of “Panthers Game Day” with a second half-hour available live only on Spectrum News North Carolina;
- Exclusive re-air video simulcasts of the Panthers’ weekly “Panther Talk” radio show throughout the season.
In announcing this agreement, Phil Youtsey, Carolina Panthers Executive Director of Ticketing and Sponsorship stated, “Having multiple distribution channels for our top TV programming provides additional viewing options for our growing regional fan base to follow the Panthers throughout the season. Spectrum News North Carolina’s statewide footprint made them an ideal choice for increasing fan access to our most high-profile shows.”
Alan Mason, Spectrum News South Group Vice President added, “Carolina Panthers football has been a key element of Spectrum News' statewide sports programming for years and we're excited to expand that coverage through our renewed partnership with the team. As the official cable TV home of the Panthers, we'll have more in-depth coverage of the players, coaches and games that Panthers fans can only get on Spectrum News. We look forward to continuing to connect the Panthers with fans and viewers in communities across North Carolina."
Lee H. Berke, President and CEO of LHB Sports, Entertainment & Media, Inc., assisted the Panthers in renewing this agreement.
About Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers became the 29th National Football League franchise on October 26, 1993. The Panthers are led by owner/founder Jerry Richardson, the only NFL owner to also play in the league himself. The Panthers began play in the 1995 season, winning an expansion-team-record seven games. In 22 seasons, Carolina has won six division titles, including three consecutive NFC South division titles from 2013-15. The Panthers have played in 16 playoff games, winning two NFC Championships and appearing in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers are one of just three NFC teams with multiple Super Bowl appearances in the last 15 years. Truly representing both Carolinas, the Panthers play their home games at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., just miles from the NC- SC border.
About Spectrum Networks
Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc., a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on 44 networks across 14 states. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at www.twcnews.com/spectrumnews.
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