Pelicans Reach Regional TV Broadcast Agreement

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Club is proud to announce that two of their home games this summer will be televised throughout the Southeast. Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) will carry both of the live broadcasts, which will air in 11 states to approximately 4.5 million viewers. It’s the first time in club history that a Pelicans game will be broadcast regionally and it’s the first time since 2000 that a Pelicans game has been televised.

“We are excited about the agreement. It’s our chance to show the region what baseball with all the fix’ns looks like. Braves baseball, a top-notch ballpark, and beach town fun – all delivered to your couch,” said Matt O’Brien, Pelicans General Manager.

CSS Vice President/General Manager, Mark Fuhrman added, “We’re very excited about our ability to carry Myrtle Beach “Braves” games to our regional footprint throughout the Southeast.”

See the Pelicans Live on TV:

Mon, July 25th – Pelicans vs Potomac Nationals
Tues, Aug 9th – Pelicans vs Kinston Indians

On Monday, July 25, 2005, CSS will produce all the live coverage of the Pelicans as they play host to the Potomac Nationals. The second televised game is slated for Tuesday, August 9th when the Pelicans battle their rivals, the Kinston Indians. The games will then re-air on BravesVision, a dedicated channel for the Atlanta Braves available in the Atlanta, GA television market.

“It’s exciting that some of the players’ family members will be able to watch these guys play ball. This might be the first time that some of these players have played on TV, so it’s going to be a thrill for them,” mentioned Randy Ingle, Pelicans Manager.

With the game being televised across the South, including Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, the Myrtle Beach community is enthusiastic about the exposure for the area.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for the Pelicans, who are such an asset in the community. These games will expose the Myrtle Beach area and the community to those that watch. Television is a great medium to market the Myrtle Beach area as a family friendly area with so much to offer including Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball, which truly is family entertainment,” said Wayne Gray, who will be taking over as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce on July 1st.

Thanks to MBBC’s Ryan Ibbotson for this capcom story.

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