Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! SWITCHEROO!!! KSHB & KMCI EARN 'OFFICIAL BROADCAST TV HOME OF KANSAS CITY CHIEFS' TITLE!!!
In terms of Kansas City media prestige & power, this move is HUUUUUUUGE . . . And a sign of changing fortunes in the local news game. Take a look:
KSHB AND KMCI ANNOUNCE 6-YEAR AGREEMENT TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL BROADCAST TELEVISION HOME OF THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
KANSAS CITY, MO. – KSHB-TV, Kansas City’s 41 Action News Station, and KMCI-TV, 38 The Spot, announced an agreement today with the Kansas City Chiefs to become the team’s official broadcast television partner.
Beginning Sept. 21, 2019, KSHB and KMCI will become the exclusive local broadcast home for “Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider.” The show, produced by the Chiefs award-winning production studio, 65 Toss Power Trap Productions, contains exclusive features and player profiles and previews the upcoming Chiefs game. Beginning in 2020 and running through 2024, the stations also will air Chiefs preseason games, in addition to all regular and postseason Chiefs games that are broadcast on NBC.
“The KSHB/KMCI team is thrilled to be the new ‘Home of the Chiefs’ for the next six years,” said Ed Fernandez, vice president of operations for The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP). “We’re proud to partner with such an iconic brand to provide avid Kansas City Chiefs fans with great content and additional opportunities across all of our broadcast and digital platforms.”
The agreement also provides KSHB/KMCI with additional marketing opportunities with the club and at Arrowhead Stadium.
“This is an exciting time in Kansas City as the club enters its 60th season, and expectations are high throughout Chiefs Kingdom for the 2019 season,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. “We are thrilled to begin our new partnership with KSHB and KMCI at this time, and we look forward to next year when they will begin serving as the flagship station of our Chiefs Preseason Television Network.”
2019 CHIEFS WEEKLY SCHEDULE on KSHB/KMCI
“Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider: (airs during the Chiefs season, including playoffs):
-- Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on KSHB
-- Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. on KMCI
-- Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on KSHB
KSHB-TV and KMCI-TV are owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands . . .
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