CHARLOTTE– Time Warner Cable will telecast all eight state high school football championship games scheduled in December. The 4AA state title game will be live on Time Warner Cable’s 24-hour local news network, News 14 Carolina and other Time Warner Cable channels. Additionally, all eight football championship games will be available on Time Warner Cable’s regional, free Video on Demand channel, Carolina on Demand, Channel 1234.
Time Warner Cable has reached an agreement with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) to become a “Presenting Level Corporate Sponsor of the NCHSAA” and “Official Television Partner of the NCHSAA”.
Under the agreement, Time Warner Cable becomes the exclusive rights holder for all telecasts of any state championship sports event sanctioned by the NCHSAA.
During this school year, Time Warner Cable will telecast all eight football title games, as well as the boys and girls basketball championship games. The state high school football championship games will be played on December 9th in four different venues at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Duke University and Wake Forest University. Time Warner Cable will also televise the high school basketball title games and will consider other sports championships for telecast.
“Time Warner Cable is excited to partner with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association on the state championship series”, said Brian Kelly, Senior Vice-President of Marketing and Sales for Time Warner Cable in North and South Carolina. “We’re happy to provide fans across the state an opportunity to see North Carolina’s best student-athletes compete in their respective sports in the biggest games of their seasons.”
“We are thrilled to have Time Warner Cable join with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association,” said Charlie Adams, executive director of the NCHSAA. “We believe that this can be great for our programs and many more people may see the outstanding student-athletes that we have in a variety of sports. We look forward to a wonderful relationship with the folks at Time Warner Cable.”
News 14 Carolina, will telecast the 4AA state championship game “live” on December 9th at 8PM. The NCHSAA adjusted the start time of that game due to a home basketball game at Duke University on the date of the championships.
News 14 Carolina is available to more than 1.2 million basic cable subscribers in the Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville and Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point television markets. Time Warner Cable will also carry the News 14 Carolina “live” 4AA game telecast on Channel 19 in the Wilmington area and on Channel 25 in the Jacksonville-Morehead City area.
Each of the eight state football championship games will be videotaped for viewing on Time Warner Cable’s Regional Free Video on Demand (VOD) service, “Carolina on Demand.” Carolina on Demand is available to Time Warner Cable digital subscribers across North Carolina and South Carolina on Channel 1234.
NCHSAA State Football Championship Schedule
Saturday, December 9, 2006
– Wake Forest University, Groves Stadium
12 Noon 2A Championship
4:30PM 2AA Championship
– Chapel Hill:
– University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan Stadium
12 Noon 1A Championship
4:30PM 1AA Championship
– Duke University, Wallace Wade Stadium
4:30PM 4A Championship
8:00PM 4AA Championship – “Live” on News 14 Carolina
– North Carolina State University, Carter-Finley Stadium
12 Noon 3A Championship
4:30PM 3AA Championship
In March, Time Warner Cable will videotape all eight girls and boys’ basketball state championship games for telecast on Carolina on Demand. The state basketball title games will be March 10th at Reynolds Coliseum on the North Carolina State University campus and the Dean Smith Center on the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus.
Time Warner Cable’s free Video on Demand technology allows viewers to watch “On Demand” programming at any time by using their remote control to select, view, pause and rewind the digitized content.
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