Salem Red Sox and WSLS Reach Broadcast Agreement

By Staff / Salem Red Sox | April 3, 2019 9:35 AM

For Immediate Release

SALEM, VA - The Salem Red Sox announced today that they have reached an agreement with WSLS to broadcast their Saturday home games locally on MeTV. The Saturday broadcast schedule will consist of ten home games aired live at 6:05PM with the exception of July 6, which will air at 3:05PM.

 

"This is an idea we have discussed for a few years and we're incredibly excited to see it come to fruition for this season," said Ryan Shelton, President and General Manager "We have great partner in WSLS and that's what it takes to pull something like this off, a great partner."

 

The Red Sox began streaming their games live on the MiLB.tv platform in 2017 when the new video board in right field was installed. The infrastructure that we built and the new technology that was installed two years ago allowed the club to take the first step of streaming games online. With two seasons of experience and a newly installed HD encoder, the Red Sox were ready to pursue a local broadcast partner.

 

2019 Broadcast Schedule

 

Date/Start Time                       Opponent                     Outlet(s)

Sat April 13th 6:05pm                 Frederick                      MeTV

Sat April 27th 6:05pm                 Myrtle Beach                MeTV

Sat May 25th 6:05pm                 Winston-Salem             MeTV

Sat June 15th 6:05pm                 Frederick                      MeTV

Sat June 29th 6:05pm                 Winston-Salem             MeTV

Sat July 6th 3:05pm*                  Down East                     WSLS 10, MeTV

Sat July 27th 6:05pm                  Myrtle Beach                MeTV,

Sat August 3rd 6:05pm               Lynchburg                    MeTV

Sat August 24th 6:05pm             Myrtle Beach                MeTV

Sat August 31st 6:05pm             Carolina                        MeTV

 

"We are incredibly excited to launch this historic broadcast partnership with the Salem Red Sox," said Jaimie Leon, WSLS Vice President and General Manager. "The team is a vital part of the local community and we trust our viewers will appreciate being able to watch these games over the air for the first time."

The agreement between the Salem Red Sox and WSLS will span the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

 

MeTV Channels:

 

-WSLS Channel 10.3 (over the air)

-Comcast Channel 207

-Cox Communications Channel 111

-Citizens Channel 12

-Shentel Channel 164/166

-Dish Channel 247

 

The Salem Red Sox return to Haley Toyota Field for their home opener on Thursday, April 11 at 7:05PM. Tickets are available by calling (540) 389-3333 or by visiting www.salemsox.com.

 

CONTACT:

Salem Red Sox, Melanie Newman, mnewman@salemsox.com

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