There’s only one thing better for a local TV station than having your hometown team compete in the Super Bowl – and that’s having the game rotation on your network. This year in Indianapolis, that lucky station is LIN’s WISH-TV (CBS).
“WISH-TV kicks off Super Bowl week with seven days of special Colts programming, live reports from Miami in every newscast, online coverage, player profiles and fan interactions,” said Jeff White, WISH-TV President and General Manager. “WISH-TV has been the home of the Indianapolis Colts all season. We look forward to providing Central Indiana the best Super Bowl coverage all week.”
The entire “24-Hour News 8” team is in super bowl mode as the Indianapolis Colts head to Super Bowl XLIV in Miami to take on the New Orleans Saints. Sports anchor Anthony Calhoun, along with WISH-TV analysts Marlin Jackson and Dallas Clark, will be keeping fans in-the-know with an inside team perspective. WISH says it has team coverage established all across the Miami area tracking both the Colts and their fans right up to the big kick off.
“Our goal is provide the viewers of Central Indiana an ‘All-Access Pass’ to Super Bowl XLIV. Our team has established sources and will be able to focus on delivering the strongest content in the market from our South Florida Bureau,” said News Director Patti McGettigan.
In addition to daily 24-Hour News 8 and WISHTV.com reports, special programming loaded with all-access coverage and fan interactions kicks off Monday, February 1st. WISH will present “Super Bowl 44 – All-Access Pass,” anchored live from Miami by Anthony Calhoun, Angela Buchman and Scott Sander, all week at 7:00 pm beginning Monday, February 1st.
Things really kick into high gear on Super Bowl Weekend. On Saturday, the half-hour report at 7:00 pm will be followed by “INside Indiana Business Super Bowl Special” at 7:30, with “Sports Locker” at 11:20 pm.
On Sunday, game day, coverage begins at 6:00 am with “24-Hour News 8’s Daybreak.” At 9:00 am, “Countdown to Kick-Off: Super Bowl 44” leads into CBS coverage. Once the game is over and the network says goodbye, WISH resumes its own programming with “Super Bowl 44: Post Game Coverage.”
WISH-TV’s sister station, WNDY-TV (MyNet) “MyINDY-TV,” is also going Colts crazy, celebrating with “My Colts Mania on MyINDY-TV.” From noon Saturday, February 6th until noon Sunday, February 7th, MyINDY-TV will broadcast live 24-Hour News 8 coverage, special Super Bowl programming and encore “Countdown to Kickoff” programs from the 2009 season.