Jacksonville Sharks Sign TV Deal to Air Games Locally
The team's home season kicks off April 16th as the Sharks take on the Orlando Predators. All home games will be played at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer Shark fans all over Northeast Florida and Southern Georgia the opportunity to watch our home games live,” stated Jeff Bouchy, Sharks Managing Partner. “While every AFL fan understands the excitement and intimacy you experience in person at the arena, we felt it was imperative in our first year that all of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas get to experience the game in their living rooms first-hand.”
The Sharks will have six (6) of eight (8) home games broadcast live for fans in the greater Jacksonville area to watch.
CW17 has partnered with the Sharks to broadcast five (5) of the team'ss eight (8) home games for their inaugural season.
Additionally, several Sharks games are slated to be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network.
“The excitement of the Sharks and the AFL on television was a perfect fit for the station,” said Marc Hefner, VP and General Manager of WCWJ CW17. “Having the opportunity to provide live broadcasts of the home games was an easy decision, as it continues the station’s effort to provide more local programming. We expect a strong following of a coveted demographic and look forward to the partnership with the Sharks for years to come.”
The Sharks broadcast schedule is as follows. Home games appear in bold, games in blue air on NFL Network and games in green air on CW17.
4/3 – Jacksonville @ Oklahoma City – no tv broadcast
4/9 – Jacksonville @ Alabama – no tv broadcast
4/16 – Orlando vs Jacksonville – NFL Network
5/1 – Tulsa vs Jacksonville – CW17
5/7 – Jacksonville @ Tampa Bay – NFL Network
5/14 – Dallas vs Jacksonville – no tv broadcast
5/22 – Cleveland vs Jacksonville – CW17
5/29 – Jacksonville @ Spokane – no tv broadcast
6/4 – Jacksonville @ Chicago – NFL Network
6/18 – Jacksonville @ Orlando – NFL Network
6/26 – Arizona vs Jacksonville – CW17
7/3 – Alabama vs Jacksonville – CW17
7/10 – Jacksonville @ Utah – no tv broadcast
7/17 – Tampa Bay vs Jacksonville – CW17
7/24 – Jacksonville @ Bossier-Shreveport – no tv broadcast
7/30 – Spokane vs Jacksonville – no tv broadcast