Friday, December 08, 2006

Cards make TV movies

The Cardinals are staying with FSN Midwest but they are switching from KPLR to KSDK with regards to the weekend games starting next season.
Starting in 2007, St. Louis Cardinals free local television broadcasts will drop from 41 to 20 games in move from KPLR to KSDK with FSN Midwest picking up the slack.

In 2007, FSN Midwest, the primary television home of the St. Louis Cardinals for the past 13 years, will increase the number of regular season games it annually televises to 130 – an increase of 20 games – as part of a multi-year extension of its long term television rights agreement with the reigning World Champion Cardinals. Details on the duration of the new agreement and value of the deal were not immediately available.

Cardinals games on over-the-air broadcast television in the St. Louis area will return next season to KSDK, NewsChannel 5, the local NBC affiliate, which was the original television home of the Cardinals, airing its first game in 1947 as KSD and continuing through 1987.

KSDK will air 20 regular season games in 2007 in the first year of a multi-year broadcast package, giving Cardinals fans 150 scheduled regular season games on local television. With additional Cardinals games slated for national broadcast partners FOX and ESPN, all 162 games in 2007 are anticipated to be televised in the St. Louis area.
Nothing has been said yet with regards to Wayne Hagin and Rick Horton's future.

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