WTHR secures local broadcast rights for two Indianapolis Colts games
INDIANAPOLIS, August 6 — WTHR, Channel 13 announced today that the station has secured local broadcast rights to air ESPN's Monday Night Football contest between the Colts and the San Diego Chargers on Monday, October 14, and the NFL Network's Thursday Night Football matchup between the Colts and Tennessee Titans on Thursday, November 14. In making the announcement WTHR director of sales Tim Warner said, "We are thrilled to be the local home for these Colts telecasts, and to help make sure all Colts fans can enjoy the games. And now with all four prime time games on Channel 13 this truly makes us the prime time home of the Indianapolis Colts."
In addition to the October 14 and November 14 matchups, WTHR is also home to NBC's Sunday Night Football, which will feature the highly-anticipated clash between the Colts and the Denver Broncos on October 20. The game marks the return of former Colt's quarterback Peyton Manning as he leads the Broncos into Lucas Oil Stadium in a showdown with Andrew Luck and the Colts. Another prime time showdown occurs on November 3 when the Colts travel to Texas to take on the highly-touted Houston Texans as part of NBC's Sunday Night Football on WTHR.
WTHR also announced today that a prime time 13 Eyewitness News sports special on the 2013 Indianapolis Colts will air on Tuesday, August 13 at 8:30pm. Inside the Huddle will feature exclusive one-on-one interviews with Colts coach Chuck Pagano and quarterback Andrew Luck. The show will immediately follow the Channel 13 Operation Football special which begins at 8pm. Operation Football is a preview of the upcoming high school football season.
The Dispatch Broadcast Group includes WBNS-TV, WBNS-AM/FM, and Radio Sound Network in Columbus, Ohio; WTHR-TV and WALV-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana; Dispatch Interactive Television in Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.