Westwood One and National Football League Renew Agreement
Westwood One/CBS Radio Sports, the NFL’s exclusive radio network partner since 1987, will continue to broadcast regular season and postseason NFL games, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Monday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, the NFL Playoffs, the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl.
“We are proud and honored to continue our partnership with the National Football League,” said Shane Coppola, Westwood One President and CEO. “We are excited to continue to provide our affiliated stations and their listeners with the most popular sports programming in the nation and supply our advertisers with record audiences and sponsorship opportunities in high profile live NFL broadcasts, special events, and complementary programming.”
"Westwood One has been an outstanding broadcast partner and we are pleased that NFL fans will continue to enjoy the highest quality when it comes to the presentation of our games on network radio," said Steve Bornstein, NFL Executive Vice President of Media and President and CEO of NFL Network.
The Westwood One 2005 NFL broadcast schedule features 54 games, including: the Hall of Fame game, the Opening Kickoff game, 16 Monday Night games, 16 Sunday Night games, Thanksgiving Day Doubleheader, Christmas Night Doubleheader, New Year’s Eve Doubleheader, one Saturday Tripleheader, the NFL Playoffs, the AFC and NFC Championship games, Super Bowl XL in Detroit and the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl. Westwood One also delivers specialty programs, including:The NFL Today, NFL Sunday, NFL Preview, NFL Insider, The Madden Minute with John Madden and 3rd and Long with Howie Long.
Westwood One is the leader in play-by-play sports broadcasts on radio. Westwood One’s sports lineup includes regular season NFL football, the Playoffs and the Super Bowl; Notre Dame Football; NCAA Football and Basketball including the Final Four; NHL Hockey and the Stanley Cup Finals; the College World Series; the Olympics; the Wimbledon Championship; U.S. Open Golf; the PGA Championship; the Ryder Cup and the Masters Golf Tournament.
Westwood One (NYSE: WON) provides over 150 news, sports, music, talk, entertainment programs, features, live events and 24/7 Formats. Through its subsidiaries, Metro Networks/Shadow Broadcast Services, Westwood One provides local content to the radio and TV industries including news, sports, weather, traffic, video news services and other information. SmartRoute Systems manages traffic information centers for state and local departments of transportation, and markets traffic and travel content to wireless, Internet, in-vehicle navigation systems and voice portal customers. Westwood One serves more than 7,700 radio stations. Westwood One is managed by Infinity Broadcasting Corporation.
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