Jaguars, Local TV Stations Agree To Broadcasting Deal For Preseason Games
Sister stations WJAX-CBS and WFOX-Fox have "landed rights to air" the Jaguars' preseason games, according to Drew Dixon of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. The two Cox Media Group-owned stations have "been carrying most of the regular season games for years," but WJXT-Ind. had been "running most of the preseason contests until this year." Broadcaster Brian Sexton will "be the play-by-blay voice for the coverage of the games." Details of the deal were not made known except that it is for multiple years. "Jaguars All Access" will "air Monday nights" at 7:00pm ET on WJAX. "Jags Wired" "will air" Tuesday's at 11:35pm on WFOX. "Jaguars Weekend" "launches game-day coverage" beginning at 10:30am Sundays on WFOX (JACKSONVILLE.com, 4/20).
FAMILY TIES: The Packers announced WTMJ-NBC will continue to produce, broadcast and distribute most of the team's preseason games and weekly programming. The channel will now produce and broadcast "Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health," the team's annual family-focused event at Lambeau Field that includes a full practice and a game-like atmosphere. WGBA-NBC, sister station of WTMJ, will also continue to broadcast preseason games and weekly programming. Additionally the station will include the "Family Night" broadcast to its programming (Packers).