August 7, 2009
KTVK to Broadcast Cardinals vs. Steelers
Preseason Opener Features Super Bowl Rematch
PHOENIX - KTVK-3TV will carry the rematch of one of the most exciting Super Bowl games in history when the National Conference Champion Arizona Cardinals play the American Conference Champion Pittsburgh Steelers in the preseason opening game August 13, 2009.
3TV will begin its live coverage with a special edition of "Good Evening Arizona" with Patti Kirkpatrick at 4 p.m. followed at 4:30 p.m. with a pre-game show hosted by Sports Director Tim Ring. 3TV will have a crew travel with the Cardinals to Pittsburgh for complete team coverage. The kick off is scheduled for 5 p.m. 3TV will also present post game coverage followed by "3TV News @ 9pm" with Beverly Kidd.
"You don't get this kind of match up every day. The Cardinals are Arizona's team and 3TV is well-known for our local, Arizona coverage," said Nick Nicholson, President and General Manager. "We're looking forward to bringing viewers the first game of the Cardinals' road back to the Super Bowl."
This game is an ESPN production.
KTVK and its Phoenix sister station, KASW (CW6) are part of Belo Corp. KTVK produces 48 hours of local news per week, more local news than most broadcast television stations in the U.S. KTVK's website, azfamily.com is the number one television station website in Arizona. One of the first 40 television stations to convert to high definition, KTVK leads the way in innovation, community involvement and local news and weather coverage delivered by the most popular on-air talent in the market. Its audience credits KTVK as being the community-minded station that most reflects the spirit of Arizona and its people.
For more information about KTVK, contact: Blanca Esparza, Community Relations Manager, 602.207.3331
About Belo Corp.
Belo Corp. (BLC) is 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. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6835.