Gray Television Will Bring Ten New Orleans Pelicans Games To Local Broadcast Television Stations
Gray Television and the New Orleans Pelicans jointly announce that they have reached a new sports rights deal that will make ten of the Pelicans games during the 2023-24 NBA season available to fans on leading local television stations serving audiences throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
The first game scheduled is Friday January 12, 2024 as the Pelicans take on the Denver Nuggets at 8pm. The new distribution agreement with Gray will make Pelicans games available to more than three million households across three states. It will bring live games in the New Orleans market available on WVUE-TV FOX 8 and Bounce through its free over the air broadcasts along with its carriage on all major cable and satellite pay TV systems including COX, Spectrum, Comcast, DirecTV and Dish Network. In addition, Gray will simulcast these games on Louisiana television stations in Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Monroe, and Alexandria. The games will also be simulcast on Mississippi stations in Biloxi, Jackson, Hattiesburg and Meridian and in Mobile, Alabama.
Gray will seek distribution arrangements for these Pelican games by television stations located in additional markets in Louisiana and Mississippi that are owned by other broadcasters. “We know people in this region are passionate about their sports. We are thrilled to partner with the Pelicans and make these games available for all fans,” explains Sandy Breland, Gray’s Chief Operating Officer.
“The Pelicans welcome the opportunity to partner with Gray Television in this 10-game deal that will provide over-the-air viewing access to Pelicans games for more than 3 million households and over seven million people across the Gulf South region,” says New Orleans Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha.
Calling the Pelicans broadcasts will be Emmy award winning play-by-play announcer Joel Meyers, former NBA star and color analyst Antonio Daniels and sideline reporter Jennifer Hale.
The games listed below will air on Gray stations starting January 12, 2024: