CPTV Sports Announces Exclusive Radio Partnership with 97-9 ESPN and Fox Sports Radio 1410
HARTFORD, Conn. (April 29, 2014) – CPTV Sports, a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN), recently signed an agreement with 97-9 ESPN and Fox Sports Radio 1410 to be the exclusive radio sponsors for the sports network. Both radio stations are owned by Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and will air game information and sports updates to listeners across the region. In addition, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment and CPTV Sports will partner on a variety of sports-related special events and sports broadcasts.
“This sponsorship provides CPTV Sports with an inroad into the sports radio marketplace, providing our audiences with new shows, insights and opportunities for more in-depth information about Connecticut sports,” said Bob Yalen, Director, CPTV Sports. “We’re excited to be partnering with Clear Channel and their outstanding sportscasters, providing us with another outlet to showcase Connecticut sports across the state.”
“We’re excited about the partnership with CPTV Sports and looking forward to launching a High School Sports program across 97-9 ESPN and Fox Sports 1410am here in Hartford,” said Steve Honeycomb, Market Manager, Hartford/New Haven, Clear Channel Communications.
CPTV Sports is Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school sports, college match-ups, professional sports competitions and more.
CPTV Sports is made possible by our presenting sponsor Columbia Dental and our exclusive radio partners 97-9 ESPN and Fox Sports Radio 1410.
CPTV Sports is available on Comcast cable channel 966 (with Comcast Danbury, Bethel and Ridgefield on channel 256); Cox Communications cable channel 805; Cablevision channel 139; Charter channel 223; Thames Valley channel 87 and MetroCast Channel 418. The channel is also available digitally over the air at channels 24.3 (Hartford), 49.3 (Bridgeport), 53.3 (Norwich) and 65.3 (New Haven). CPTV Sports will be available on AT&T U-Verse fall 2014.
About Clear Channel Media + Entertainment Hartford
Clear Channel Hartford owns and operates The River 105-9 (WHCN-FM), KISS 95-7 (WKSS-FM), 979 ESPN (WUCS-FM), Country 92-5 (WWYZ-FM), Fox Sports Radio 1410AM (WPOP-AM) and is part of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media + Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media + Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media + Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at ClearChannel.com.
About CPTV Sports
A not-for-profit channel owned and managed by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), CPTV Sports is Connecticut's only 24-hour local sports network broadcasting Connecticut high school, college and professional sports. CPTV Sports brings viewers games from the state's high schools, including live coverage of CIAC state championships, and coverage from Yale, Sacred Heart, CCSU and other
state universities. Professional and semi-professional teams such as the Connecticut Sun (WNBA basketball), New Britain Rock Cats (MiLB baseball), CFC Azul (PDL soccer), and the Connecticut Wildcats (AMNRL rugby) give viewers a chance to see the best professional competition in the state, while coverage of unique events such as horse show jumping, Little League baseball, auto racing, roller derby, bowling, women's fast-pitch softball, dog shows, robotics, spelling bees, CSL soccer, and the Nutmeg State Games provides a broad range of competitions throughout the state. For additional information, visit www.CPTVSports.org.
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs shows and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. For more information, visit CPTV.org.