PHOENIX (January 29, 2019) — Phoenix Rising officially announced KASW-TV (Your Phoenix CW) as its new television home for the 2019 season presented by Equality Health.
“This is exciting news for Phoenix Rising fans” says Bobby Dulle, General Manager of Phoenix Rising FC. “The partnership with Your Phoenix CW improves our distribution and reach across Arizona, making Rising more accessible to our great supporters.”
KASW-TV will air 35 Phoenix Rising games including every USL game.
“This is a really exciting time for us,” says Traci Wilkinson, VP and General Manager of KASW-TV. “Phoenix Rising FC has a huge presence in the valley and we’re proud to share their success with our audience.”
Rising FC’s clash with MLS club Real Salt Lake on Saturday, February 16th as part of the Mobile Mini Sun Cup will be the first game to air on KASW-TV.
About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history and the defending 2018 USL Western Conference Champion. The club is owned by legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker, Didier Drogba, Advantage Sports Union CEO, Alex Zheng, Executive Chairman of Kona Grill, Berke Bakay, and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities. Established in 2016, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 10 cities applying for Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion and currently plays in the USL Championship, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired FC Tucson and is bringing USL League One professional soccer to Tucson beginning in March of 2019. For season tickets or more information call 623-594-9606 or visit PHXRisingFC.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub).
About KASW-TV and Nexstar Media Group, Inc.
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 80 television stations and 20 related digital multicast signals reaching 46 markets or approximately 13.1% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, Telemundo, Bounce TV, Me-TV, and LATV. Nexstar’s 48 community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.
Pro-forma for the completion of all announced transactions Nexstar will own, operate, program or provides sales and other services to 110 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 58 markets or approximately 18.0% of all U.S. television households.