Seahawks Preseason Games Returning To KING 5 For First Time Since 2011

RENTON, WA —When the Seattle Seahawks begin the post-Russell Wilson era this coming preseason, fans can expect to get their first TV glimpse of the team on KING 5.

On Tuesday, the Seahawks announced a new multi-year partnership with the station to become the team’s official local television partner beginning this coming season.

It’s a return to the past for the Seahawks, whose preseason games were broadcast on the channel from 2004 to 2011.

The deal includes more than just preseason games. According to the team, the station also will debut a new weekly show “Seahawks Central,” which will be rebroadcast on KING 5 at 7 p.m. Saturday after its initial airing on KONG at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

In addition, “The 5th Quarter,” the Seahawks’ postgame show on KING 5 will receive special access to exclusive player and coach interviews, according to the team.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome KING 5 back to the Seahawks family as we enter an incredible new multi-year partnership,” said Chuck Arnold, president, Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. “From our preseason broadcasts and weekly shows, to player and coach interviews that fans can’t see anywhere else, we are proud to partner with KING 5 to bring the best and most exclusive Seahawks television content to our fans across the region.”

The partnership, according to the team and station, will allow KING 5 to deliver more Seahawks content than any other media outlet in the market, including unique community programming and web content.

“KING 5 and the Seahawks share deep roots in our community, and we couldn’t be more excited to officially partner with them once again.” said Christy Moreno, president & general manager at KING 5. “We look forward to teaming up and using all of our platforms to bring the best Seahawks content to our region. KING 5’s dedication to the community is shared by the Seahawks and we look forward to partnering with them on initiatives that make our community a better place for all. The Home Teams have reunited, and we can’t wait to get to work. Go Hawks!”

Source: Bellevue Patch