The Jacksonville Jaguars and Clear Channel Television have agreed to a three-year contract for the team's broadcast rights, making WTEV (CBS 47) and WAWS (FOX 30) the new "Official Television Stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars."
Clear Channel TV will televise all locally produced Jaguars programming, including all four of this year's Jaguars preseason games and preseason pregame shows, "The Jack Del Rio Show," "THE Jaguars Show," the Jaguars Pregame Show in regular season, a new Saturday night Jaguars weekend show, and nine Jaguars specials throughout the year.
The new agreement will make Clear Channel the home for all official Jaguars television programming for the next three years, as the CBS network also has the broadcast rights to AFC and Jaguars regular-season games. The NFL's 2003 schedule will be released soon, and nearly every Jaguars game will be broadcast on CBS or FOX.
"We have been promoting a new era in Jaguars football, and we are excited about this partnership with Clear Channel as an element of this new era," said Jaguars Chairman/CEO Wayne Weaver. "We are looking forward to engaging our fans more closely through our combined programming efforts. With virtually all of our games already on their air through their affiliations with CBS and FOX, this partnership makes Clear Channel the broadcast home for all official Jaguars programming. This will be a benefit for our fans."
Clear Channel Television Vice President & General Manager Susan Adams Loyd said, "We are delighted about expanding our partnership with the Jaguars. As the home of AFC and NFC regular-season football broadcasts, the relationship with WAWS and WTEV is a natural fit. The Jaguars are Jacksonville'pps premiere sports franchise, and like Clear Channel Television, embarking on a new beginning. It is an exciting time for all Jaguars fans, both in the stands and on the couch."