News release from the Mad Ants:
MyTV to Broadcast Mad Ants Games
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and MyTV Fort Wayne (WISE-2) are proud to announce a market-first partnership to televise Mad Ants basketball games. The schedule covers all Mad Ants games, both home and away, from March 1st through the end of the regular season April 6th.
“The Mad Ants partnership is a big local sports addition to MyTV,” said Indiana’s NewsCenter president/general manager Jerry Giesler. “MyTV is positioned to become the source for local sports in the area. Having that first cornerstone as a dedicated local professional franchise in the Mad Ants is truly a great start.”
“This is a fantastic day for the entire Mad Ants organization and its fans,” added Mad Ants president Jeff Potter. “This unique partnership allows our family friendly product to be exposed to more and more people throughout our region, and we are extremely proud to partner with this bold and exciting new station, MyTV. MyTV promises to provide top flight entertainment for our community, and we are pleased that the excitement and fun of a Mad Ants game will be featured for all of Fort Wayne to see.”
All 15 remaining Mad Ants games will air on MyTV beginning this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm as Fort Wayne hosts the Springfield Armor and the Idaho Stampede. The innovative and entertaining weekly Mad Ants Show, Inside the Anthill, will also be making the move to MyTV in March. A complete game schedule and ticket information can be found at www.fortwaynehoops.com. For more information about MyTV, visit www.nbc33.com.
About the NBA Development League:
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 27 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 11th season, fans could watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.
WISE is owned by Granite Broadcasting Corporation. GBC owns and operates, or provides programming, sales and other services to 20 channels in the following 8 markets: San Francisco, California; Detroit, Michigan; Buffalo, New York; Fresno, California; Syracuse, New York; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Peoria, Illinois; Binghamton, New York and Duluth, Minnesota-Superior, Wisconsin. The Company’s channel group includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, The CW and MyNetworkTV, and reaches approximately 6% of all U.S. television households. Malara Broadcasting owns WPTA, which is serviced by GBC.