FEATURE COMETS ANNOUNCE MEDIA PARTNERS Oct 30, 2012
Games to air on Television for First Time
INDEPENDENCE, MO – The Comets Professional Indoor Soccer Team today announced their return to the television airwaves through a partnership with Time Warner Cable Metro Sports. The partnership will bring a total of 10 regular season Comets games (six at home and four on the road) to the 24-hour Kansas City sports television network starting on Sunday, November 11th when the Comets visit the defending Major Indoor Soccer League Champions, Milwaukee Wave.
The broadcast crew of Fox 4’s Nick Vasos and Comets legend, Jim Schwab, will be the announcers for all the action on the Metro Sports home game broadcasts. The games will be broadcast live on Metro Sports, and Comets fans will also have the ability to re-watch the televised games at their leisure on “KC On Demand” (Time Warner Cable channel 411). Comets Head Coach, Kim Roentved, will also be a featured weekly guest on Metro Sports Zone which airs nightly at 10 pm.
“The Comets have a great tradition in Kansas City, and we are looking forward to broadcasting their games this season,” said Chris Huwe, Metro Sports general manager. “We know how much our viewers enjoy live, local sporting events, and this will be great new content for Time Warner Cable customers.”
Metro Sports is available throughout the Kansas City area on Time Warner Cable (channel 30, 310 and in HD on 1310), Comcast (channel 258) and Knology in Lawrence (channel 37).
“This partnership with Metro Sports is a giant leap forward for the Comets, said team President, Brian Budzinski. “Having these ten games on TV gives us the unique ability to showcase the exciting game of professional indoor soccer to thousands of people who might be unfamiliar with the sport. For all Comets fans, this will certainly be a real treat.”
For the third straight year, Sports Radio 810 WHB-AM will be the team’s featured radio partner. Comets fans can expect to see their favorite players all over the Kansas City metro area at various WHB events and remote broadcasts. This season, the Comets will also be partnering with KMXV-FM, Mix 93.3. The partnership includes various on-air and on-site promotions, ticket contests, interviews with players and weekly on-air appearances with members of the Comets Dance team, the Galaxy Girls. In addition, Mix 93.3 personality, Steve Serrano, will be the on-field emcee at all Comets home games this season at the Independence Events Center.
As in previous years, all Comets games will be broadcast online. This year, the MISL has partnered with Unation.com to create a whole new social media experience. Fans can log into www.unation.com/missouricomets to see pictures, upcoming events and live broadcasts of Comets games, both at home and away.
COMETS BROADCASTS ON METRO SPORTS (all times Central)
· Sunday, November 11th at Milwaukee Wave 3:00pm
· Saturday, December 1st at Rochester Lancers 6:00pm
· Sunday, December 9th vs. Chicago Soul FC 3:10pm
· Thursday, January 10th vs. Milwaukee Wave 7:35pm
· Saturday January 19th vs. Rochester Lancers 7:35pm
· Sunday January 27th at Rochester Lancers 12:00pm
· Friday, February 1st vs. Rochester Lancers 7:35pm
· Saturday February 2nd at Milwaukee Wave 6:00pm
· Sunday February 17th vs. Milwaukee Wave 3:10pm
· Sunday February 24th vs. Wichita Wings 3:10pm