Here’s something Meredith Corp. can look forward to, now that its fiscal Q3 is in its past.
One of its 17 TV stations has been officially tapped as the official broadcast home of the Las Vegas Raiders, formerly based in Oakland.
Getting the game ball handed to them is KVVU-5, the FOX affiliate in Southern Nevada.
As the official broadcast home of the Raiders, KVVU will have the exclusive market rights to carry the Raiders pre-season games, along with the production and on-air rights to pre-game shows for those matchups.
Across the NFL’s regular season, KVVU will have the same market exclusivity to air the Raiders post-game shows and Coach Jon Gruden’s weekly press conferences. In addition, KVVU will air the Las Vegas Raiders Season Preview Show.
As the Raiders are an AFC team, many games will likely be seen on CBS affiliate KLAS-8, owned by Nexstar Media Group.
“FOX5 is thrilled to extend our Raiders partnership as their Official Broadcast Home this inaugural year in Las Vegas and years beyond.” said KVVU VP/GM Michael Korr. “We will continue to provide the most in-depth Raiders news and coverage, in addition to pre-season games, press conferences and post-game shows as we finally get to enjoy Raiders football in Las Vegas.”
Team President Marc Badain added, “Together we remain committed to providing the best Raiders content and coverage to Raiders fans in Southern Nevada and throughout the Raider Nation.”
Much of the original programming airing on KVVU will be created in the Raiders’ new Cox Studios in Henderson, Nev., at the team’s Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center.
KVVU first partnered with the Raiders in 2017, when the team announced the future move to Las Vegas. At that time, the NFL franchise selected the Meredith station as their official Las Vegas broadcast home to exclusively partner with for image and brand introduction and transition, growing the Las Vegas fan base, community outreach and supporting Las Vegas organizations, non-profits, and other initiatives.