(SAN DIEGO, CA – February 19, 2019) The San Diego Seals, tied atop the West Division standings, and FOX 5 San Diego are proud to announce a broadcast partnership that will bring San Diegans first-class coverage of the team’s inaugural season. Named the team’s flagship linear television partner, FOX 5 will deliver live and produced game content for the remainder of the year.
On Sat., March 2, the Seals home game against the Vancouver Warriors (with the winner claiming the season series) will air live on the network at 7:00 p.m. FOX 5 sports reporter Kalyn McMackin will join the broadcast from the field level between the benches.
“We are thrilled to partner with the San Diego Seals and bring the action and excitement of lacrosse to television on March 2,” said Scott Heath, FOX 5 President and General Manager. “The Seals have created a groundswell here in San Diego, with a tremendous following and great attendance. FOX 5 is proud to deliver a local lacrosse game to our viewers along with over 820 hours of live sports on FOX 5.”
The station will also showcase Seals games condensed down to 30 minutes, featuring a blitz of great goals, amazing saves and big hits. Seals in 30 debuts this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with an airing of the team’s first home game against Vancouver.
“Everyone loves highlights,” said Steve Govett, President of the Seals. “Now more than ever, people want to see what happened – and how! We shared a vision with Scott [Heath] and his management team, and instantly recognized that we make great partners. Seals in 30 is the ‘Reader’s Digest’ version of our games.”
Lower-level family four-packs and Seals merchandise will be given away on-air on FOX 5 in the days leading up to the March 2 home game.
About San Diego Seals: The San Diego Seals are an expansion team in the 33-year-old National Lacrosse League (NLL), the world’s only professional box lacrosse league. The league ranks third in average attendance for professional indoor sports worldwide, behind the NBA and NHL. The Seals play their home games at Pechanga Arena San Diego, the city’s leading destination for sporting events, family shows and live entertainment. For more information, visit SealsLax.com or follow the Seals on social media.
About FOX 5 San Diego: FOX 5 San Diego is a Tribune Broadcasting station that serves San Diego viewers and advertisers with news, sports and entertainment programming. KSWB-TV is a FOX Network affiliate, the home of NFC and NFL football, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, San Diego Gulls hockey as well as popular FOX television shows.
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 approximately 50 million households, national entertainment cable network WGN America, whose reach is more than 77 million households, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 54 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV, and Covers Media Group, an unrivaled source of online sports betting information. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% interest in Television Food Network, G.P., which operates Food Network and Cooking Channel.
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