Nothing is a bigger TV draw in the Baltimore area than Ravens football, and this year the team is announcing more and bigger media partnerships than ever with broadcast, cable and radio outlets.
Here's the release, and it includes the answer to just about any question fans will have about where and when and how to see the Ravens games and all the surrounding football-related programs on area media. Read it carefully. Clip and save...
Both WBAL-TV (Baltimore) and WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) had the No. 1 prime-time programs in their respective markets with the Ravens’ preseason football game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles this past Thursday evening (8/11). The Ravens-Eagles telecast was the most-watched show in Baltimore last week and the most-watched program in the D.C. market on Thursday night.
This season, game-day programming of the Ravens continues on WBAL-TV, WJLA-TV and WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, Pa.). On radio, Ravens games can be heard on Hearst Radio’s WBAL 1090-AM and 98Rock WIYY-FM, with a network following of 14 affiliates, including WTOP/WFED in Washington, D.C.
Three of the Ravens’ preseason TV broadcasts are carried on their flagship station WBAL-TV (NBC) on 8/11, 8/19 and 9/1. Telecasts will include both a half-hour pre-game and post-game program. The Ravens will play one nationally-broadcast game at home on 8/25 vs. the Washington Redskins, which will air on WJZ-TV (CBS) in Baltimore and ESPN nationally.
Both WBAL 1090-AM and 98Rock will produce three-hour pre-game and 2.5-hour post-game shows to complement each in-game broadcast.
Television Programming: The Ravens also announced that their television shows, produced internally by “RAVE-TV,” will be widely seen in the Baltimore area, as well as in Washington, D.C. and other surrounding areas, both on WBAL Plus and Comcast SportsNet this season.
“This is great news,” Ravens vice president of corporate sales and development Mark Burdett said. “We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to expand our partnership with WBAL-TV and to Comcast SportsNet, a significant partner and distribution channel throughout the entire Mid-Atlantic area. It’s awesome that our shows will reach a core audience here in Baltimore and also include old and new fans that do not live in the immediate Baltimore area.”
The Emmy-award winning RAVE-TV department produces five television shows starting the first week of the regular season. The lineup with scheduled airtimes is below: