Indianapolis Colts announce exclusive broadcast partnership with FOX59, WTTV

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(Dec. 30, 2014) - FOX59 and WTTV will be the exclusive broadcast partners of the Indianapolis Colts, team officials revealed Tuesday morning.

As part of the partnership, Colts preseason games will air on either FOX59 or WTTV next season. In addition, the stations will air Colts-produced programming including The Coaches Show with Chuck Pagano and Colts Up Close.

Jay Souers, Senior Vice President of Sponsorship Sales, and Stephanie Pemberton, Senior Director of Marketing, made the announcement on FOX59 Morning News.

“We're thrilled to be back on WTTV and WXIN," said Souers. "For many years when the Colts first came to town, we broadcast our preseason games on WTTV, and now we are back.  The combination of coverage from WTTV and WXIN will also provide excellent exposure for our Community Relations and Marketing efforts.”

Pemberton talked about the upcoming Wild Card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals. She said tickets were still available and several events were planned throughout the week to get fans pumped up.

Both Souers and Pemberton discussed the importance of making sure the team has a good home field advantage for Sunday’s game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

As part of the partnership, FOX59 and WTTV will air more than a dozen live Indianapolis Colts games each season. The stations will also carry two out of every three Super Bowls starting with Super Bowl 50 from San Francisco in 2016.

Paul Rennie, Vice President and General Manager of FOX59 and WTTV, said the partnership will provide a definitive home for Indianapolis Colts football.

“The Indianapolis Colts games consistently deliver the highest television audiences in Central Indiana," Rennie said. "We are very excited to be involved with the Colts, this new partnership with the Colts solidifies our status as the true home of the Indianapolis Colts.”

The Colts and both stations will partner on several community events and projects around Central Indiana.

The team is getting ready for this week's playoff showdown--and several events are planned for fans. Here's a look at what's in store:

  • Monday, December 29
    • #ColtsPride Social Media contest begins
  • Tuesday, December 30
  • Wednesday, December 31
    • Colts Playoff Poster Available at Downtown Indy’s New Year’s Eve Celebration on Georgia Street (5 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.)
  • Friday, January 2
    • Playoff Poster Drive-Thru, Monument Circle (6:30-8:30 a.m.)
    • Playoff Posters Available at Participating Huntington Banks and Verizon Wireless Stores (see attached list)
    • Blue Friday at Circle Centre Mall (12 – 1 p.m.)
  • Gameday
    • American Family Insurance Touchdown Town (10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Also check out the Colts Celebrity Playoff Dance Off for Charity!

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