PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League have reached broadcast agreements with the NFL Network and KAZT-TV (AZ-TV) to broadcast a total of nine of the team’s games. The NFL Network will broadcast one home game to a national audience while AZ-TV will carry another eight games broadcasting to Phoenix and Northern Arizona. With nine games on the broadcast schedule, the Arizona Rattlers are excited to have more television exposure than any other year in the team’s history.
In addition to broadcasting the games, AZ-TV will produce a weekly Rattlers segment on The McMahon Group, featuring Team President Danny White, Head Coach Kevin Guy, or players.
“These television broadcast agreements will allow us to share the inside workings of the team and even more of the game action with our fans,” said White. “This will be one of the premier teams in the Arena Football League. Our fans are Rattler Proud and Rattler Loud, and we’re going to give them a lot to cheer for when we take the field next spring. There’s a great tradition of Arena Football here in Phoenix, and I look forward to help bring that tradition back to our fans and broadcasting the games on the NFL Network and AZ-TV is a big part of that.”
About the Arizona Rattlers and the Arena Football League
The Arizona Rattlers are returning to the US Airways Center for the 2010 season, and will have their first home game against the Chicago Rush on April 17. The Rattlers are a member of the Arena Football League, which will be celebrating its 23rd season this year after a one-year hiatus. For more information, visit the Arizona Rattlers website at www.azrattlers.com, and AFL's website at www.arenafootballone.com.
KAZT (AZ-TV 7/Cable 13) is Arizona’s only locally owned television station, part of the Londen Media Group. Launched in 2002, AZ-TV delivers unique local programming and the best of classic and contemporary entertainment / comedy. The station reaches more than 1.9 million households over-the-air, on cable and satellite (Channel 7 on DIRECTV and Dish Network), as well as a global audience online at www.aztv.com. KAZT-HD can be found over-the-air and on COX HD 713.
Local television coverage on AZ-TV:
Saturday, April 17th, Chicago Rush @ Arizona Rattlers - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 1st, Arizona Rattlers @ Tampa Bay Storm - 4:30pm
Friday, May 28th, Arizona Rattlers @ Utah Blaze - 6pm
Saturday, June 5th, Milwaukee Iron @ Arizona Rattlers- 7:30pm
Saturday, June 19th, Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings @ AZ Rattlers 7:30pm
Friday, July 2nd, Arizona Rattlers @ Spokane Shock - 7:30pm
Saturday, July 31st, Iowa Barnstormers @ Arizona Rattlers- 7:30pm
8th Game to be determined at a later date
NFL Network coverage:
Friday, May 21st, Arizona Rattlers @ Iowa Barnstormers - 5pm