February 19, 2009
Dynamo Announce TV partnership with KHOU Channel 11.2
Dynamo telecasts, shows to lead programming on new digital channel
HOUSTON (Wednesday, February 4, 2009) - The Houston Dynamo and KHOU-TV/DT announced a groundbreaking partnership Wednesday that will see 17 Dynamo games and three new Dynamo shows air on KHOU's new digital platform, Channel 11.2, throughout the 2009 season.
Each regular season Dynamo game that is not broadcast nationally will be aired live on Channel 11.2, with a 30-minute pre-game show and a 15-minute post-game show.
Channel 11.2 is available to Comcast homes on Channel 310 and to all homes with a digital converter box. Dynamo programs airing on Channel 11.2 include a weekly condensed version of the Dynamo All-Access with Glenn Davis radio show; Dynamo Rewind, a one-hour replay of each Dynamo game televised on Channel 11.2; and a monthly Dynamo Insider show.
"This is one of our best business developments of the year," Dynamo Chief Operating Officer Chris Canetti said. "Our partnership with KHOU is a true indicator of the Dynamo's growth and the rising popularity of soccer. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship that will provide great broadcast content for Dynamo fans. I'd like to thank KHOU for its belief in the Dynamo and invite fans to tune in throughout the year."
In addition, the Dynamo will be featured in a five-minute segment on 11 News This Morning, Saturday mornings at 8:55 a.m. In all, KHOU will air more than 100 hours of Dynamo-related content throughout its platforms during the 2009 Dynamo season.
"We are thrilled to partner with the Houston Dynamo to bring viewers game telecasts, Dynamo Insider, and Dynamo All-Access," said Susan McEldoon, president and general manager of KHOU-TV/DT, Channel 11. "This is exciting local content for 11.2 and offers Channel 11 another way to connect with our community."
Channel 11.2's first game broadcast will be the Dynamo's March 28 road game against the San Jose Earthquakes, kicking off at 9:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON DYNAMO
The Houston Dynamo have won two MLS Cup championships in their first three seasons and represented the United States in three consecutive regional championships. The Dynamo will begin their 2009 MLS campaign on Saturday, March 21, taking on the defending MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew. Their 2009 season opens with CONCACAF Champions League play on Tuesday, February 24 at 9:00 p.m. For more information, please log on to www.HoustonDynamo.com or call (713) 276-7500.
KHOU-TV/DT is a part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, with 2008 annual revenue of $733 million. The company owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Nearly all Belo stations rank first or second in their local market. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.