TV Report: USL Television Network reaches 17 markets

The USL announced agreements with broadcasters in 17 league markets, reaching 10 million households, as it debuts the USL Television Network.

Affiliates will broadcast regular-season games for local USL teams and have the opportunity to receive other league content, including select nationally syndicated games, short-form features and weekly programming.

Here are the 13 clubs have have announced local broadcast agreements ...

CHARLESTON. The Battery for first time in its 25-year history will have all of its matches, home and away, air live on local television. The games will be available on WCIV My TV Charleston. Battery president Andrew Bell, the voice of the Battery since 1999, will do the the play-by-play while former Battery goalkeeper Kevin Corby will do the analysis. Allie Sender will report from the sidelines.

CHARLOTTE. WCCB Charlotte’s sub-channel, Antenna TV, will broadcast all 24 Saturday evening Independence home and away games in the club's first local broadcast deal.

FC CINCINNATI. In just its second season, FC Cincinnati will have all its matches televised on WKRC Cincinnati, WSTR and the CW. Tom Gelehrter returns as the play-by-play announcer for all of FC Cincinnati’s home matches. Kevin McCloskey will provided color analysis and Lindsay Patterson will report from the sidelines.

LOUISVILLE CITY. WDRB, WMYO and WBNA will broadcast every Lou City game, allowing fans to watch all 32 contests locally for the first time.

OKC ENERGY FC. Energy FC matches will air on News 9 Plus except for those slated for national broadcast on ESPN's networks.

OTTAWA. All Fury FC home and away matches will air on Rogers TV. Veteran broadcaster AJ Jakubec will again call the games alongside analysts Graeme Ivory and Jenna Mosher. Mosher will also be part of the halftime report hosted by Tyler McDonald.

PHOENIX. YurView Arizona Cox channels 7 and 1007 (for high definition) will air all Rising matches live, statewide on Cox Cable and will provided a Spanish-language broadcast via the SAP button. Matches will be re-aired, usually on Sunday mornings.
 
RENO 1868. My21TV will broadcast all 1868 FC home games played at Greater Nevada Field during its first USL season. (Saturday night’s home games will also be rebroadcast on Sunday mornings.)

RICHMOND. WTVR CBS 6 will broadcast 17 Richmond Kickers' and home and away games (three on the station’s main 6.1 channel and 14 on the 6.3 sub-channel).

ROCHESTER. WBGT TV and ROC Sports Network will broadcast 12 Rhinos' home matches and 11 away matches. Replays will be available on ROC Sports TV digital channel 46.5.

SAINT LOUIS FC. KPLR 11 KPLR 11 will be the local home for 10 Saint Louis FC games, all on Saturday nights (eight home games and two away games).

SAN ANTONIO. FOX Sports Southwest carry six games -- four matches from Toyota Field and two away matches -- on the regional network during the 2017 USL season. Glenn Davis, Christopher Sullivan and Dan Weiss will serve as commentators for select matches.

TAMPA BAY.thisTV Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay’s first 24-hour broadcast movie channel, will carry all Rowdies' home matches.

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