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WMYT (myTV12) To Broadcast Charlotte Hounds Games

By Charlotte Hounds Public Relations |  2/7/12 12:00 AM

WMYT (myTV12) To Broadcast Charlotte Hounds Games


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FEBRUARY 7, 2012):  WMYT TV (MY TV 12) and the Charlotte Hounds have entered into a local television broadcast agreement for the upcoming premiere season. My TV 12 will be the only local broadcast station in the nation to offer MLL games of the home team over the air, according to station and team representatives. Thus far broadcasts of MLL games have been available only on cable sports channels or local cable stations. The first broadcast is scheduled for the Hounds home opener on April 28th at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte against the Denver Outlaws. There will be five additional broadcasts of Hounds away games through the course of their first season. The season ending home game is also part of the My TV 12 broadcast schedule. All games will be produced and broadcast in 1080i High Definition.

Officials believe this agreement represents a significant step forward for the sport, which is growing in popularity across the country. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Lacrosse fans and sports enthusiasts in our community” said Shawn Harris, Vice-President and General Manager of My TV 12 and sister station CW 46/WJZY. “Capitol Broadcasting is always looking for the chance to provide our viewers with compelling local must see programming. Certainly the chance to broadcast professional sports falls in to that category. Everyone at My TV 12 and CW 46 is excited to bring the “Hounds” home to Charlotte in this, their debut season” Harris stated.

“The Hounds have done an incredible job energizing Charlotte-area lacrosse fans and corporate partners prior to their inaugural season,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “The team’s on-air partnership with My TV 12 is evidence of their tireless efforts to provide fans with the ultimate MLL experience and we’re thrilled that their first on-air deal is with such a prominent partner. We applaud their efforts and look forward to watching them in action this season.”

Representatives for both sides expressed confidence in the future of The Hounds on the field, at the gate and on local television. They pointed to the growing popularity of Lacrosse professionally and the elite level of competition among state colleges as key elements in building a strong and faithful following. "League metrics including paid attendance, total attendance, sponsorship revenue and merchandise sales are all trending up over the past three years.  Charlotte currently boasts approximately 4,500 households that participate in the lacrosse lifestyle, up from 3,400 in 2010.  Growth, as well as infrastructure made Charlotte an attractive choice for an expansion team.  In addition to youth participation, the success of the ACC and regional college programs will fuel the growth," said Wade Leaphart, Hounds Director of Sales & Marketing.

WMYT (My TV 12) Game Schedule

Date

Game Day

EST

Visitor

 

Home

4/28/12

Saturday

7pm

Denver Outlaws

@

Charlotte Hounds

5/5/12

Saturday

7pm

Charlotte Hounds

@

Boston Cannons

6/9/12

Saturday

7pm

Charlotte Hounds

@

Chesapeake Bayhawks

6/23/12

Saturday

7pm

Charlotte Hounds

@

Ohio Machine

7/20/12

Friday

7:30pm

Charlotte Hounds

@

Rochester Rattlers

8/4/12

Saturday

7:30pm

Charlotte Hounds

@

Hamilton Nationals

8/11/12

Saturday

7pm

Rochester Rattlers

@

Charlotte Hounds

 

Where to Watch    

WMYT My TV 12 can be viewed in many communities on cable channel 12.

Following is a list of those communities where we are viewed on a different channel:

 

Cable System

WMYT My TV12 Channel

Ashe County Cable

11

Charter Hickory

15

Charter Boone

15

Charter Lincolnton

15

Charter Burke County

15

Pine Tree Cable McBee

10

Pine Tree Cable Jefferson

6

Time Warner Rockingham

17

Time Warner Wadesboro

17

Time Warner Chesterfield

5

WFL Cable Morven

10

WFL Cable Polkton

10

 

Time Warner 
Digital Channel 112 & 1112 for HD

Comporium 
312 for HD

MI Connection 
712 for HD

CoMPAS 
Digital Channel 167

 

Available on both DirectTV and Dish.  

  • DirectTV Channel 55 or 928, depending on where you live
  • Dish Network Channel 55 or 8654

 

WMYT MyTV12 on AT&T U-Verse:

  • Can be seen on channel 55.

 

 

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WDNC-AM, WCLY-AM, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.



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