The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that the club has signed a multi-year over-the-air television broadcast agreement and partnership with KSTC.TV, CHANNEL 45 to telecast a minimum of 25 Minnesota Wild regular season home and away games beginning with the 2005-06 season, including Stanley Cup Playoff games. In addition, KSTC.TV, Channel 45 will also provide the ability to broadcast several weekend day games on ABC affiliate KSTP-TV, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS.
“We are looking forward to our partnership with KSTC.TV and the 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS family. It is exciting to be associated with a station that has a core commitment to Minnesota sports the way KSTC.TV does,” said Minnesota Wild Executive Vice-President Matt Majka. “We expect this partnership to provide our fans with top-notch coverage and exposure to Minnesota Wild hockey.”
“Providing local programming is a priority to Channel 45,” said Susan Anderson, Station Manager for KSTC.TV. “With the addition of the Minnesota Wild, Channel 45 continues its commitment to bringing quality sports programming to our viewers while showcasing one of Minnesota’s greatest traditions.”