March 15, 2006
KING 5 and the NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks Announce Expanded Partnership to Include a New Weekly Seahawks Review and Coach's Show
Seattle, WA -- KING TV and the Seattle Seahawks announced today that all Seahawks pre-season games will be broadcast on KING 5. The station will also produce and broadcast a weekly game review and coach's show immediately following NBC's Sunday night NFL games. NBC kicks off the NFL regular season with a Thursday night primetime game on Sept. 7.
"This partnership ensures Seahawks fans from throughout the region can enjoy the team featured on the number-one rated television station in Western Washington," said Tod Leiweke, Seattle Seahawks CEO.
The weekly program will be produced in a new KING 5 studio perched atop the south end of Qwest Field. In addition to airing on KING 5, the postgame program will re-play Sunday evenings on both NorthWest Cable News (NWCN) and KONG 6/16. The pre-season games will also be re-broadcast on KONG 6/16.
"The addition of both the pre-season games and the weekly program on KING 5 builds on the great relationship we started with the team in 2003 with "The Seahawks Training Camp" on NorthWest Cable News (NWCN) as well as pre-season games on KONG 6/16," said Ray Heacox, President & General Manager, Belo Seattle (KING 5, KONG 6/16 and NWCN).
KING 5, KONG 6/16 and NorthWest Cable News are part of Belo Corp ., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,700 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.