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Jacksonville Sharks Secure Broadcast Partnership for 2020

02/28/2020 10:39 AM -

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks have announced a partnership with the CW17 (WCWJ). The new deal will allow CW17, which has served the First Coast for over 54 years, to become the official television broadcast partner of the Jacksonville Sharks for the 2020 season. With this announcement, each Sharks home game will be televised giving fans more ways to enjoy the Sharks. CW17 Jacksonville is a CW affiliated local television station licensed to Jacksonville, FL and is part of a duopoly with WJXT Channel 4.


The Sharks are excited for the opportunity to expand their 2020 home games to local television, bringing all the action and excitement of the Champion Jacksonville Sharks into households throughout North Florida and South Georgia. “To be able to broadcast our games on Sundays is pretty cool,” says Sharks President Steve Curran, “this gives fans another opportunity to watch our games and see how much fun they are.”  Each Sharks regular season home game is scheduled for various Saturday Nights with kickoffs at 7pm. This year’s broadcast partnership will allow CW17 to air each Sharks home game on Sundays from 1pm-4pm, giving fans the entire weekend to enjoy the family-fun atmosphere of Sharks games. This dynamic deal will continue to build growth for not only the Jacksonville Sharks but the Sharks corporate sponsors as well, some of which have been with the team since its inception in 2010.


“We’re excited to welcome back the Sharks to CW17. Sharks games are always a wonderfully entertaining family night out, and we look forward to extending the experience of home game weekends with our broadcasts Sundays at 1pm,” stated Bob Ellis, Vice President/General Manager of WJXT and WCWJ.


The Sharks home opener is Saturday, April 25th at 7pm. Jacksonville will face the Massachusetts Pirates with theme nights to be announced in the near future. The home opener will air on CW17 Sunday, April 26th at 1pm. See the full broadcast schedule below.


2020 Jacksonville Sharks Broadcast Schedule

Date                       Game                                                 Station/Time
April  26     Sharks vs. Massachusetts Pirates             CW-17 1pm

May   3      Sharks vs. West Virginia Roughriders        CW-17 1pm

May   17    Sharks vs. Orlando Predators                     CW-17 1pm

May   31    Sharks  vs. Columbus Lions                       CW-17 1pm

June  7      Sharks  vs. Carolina Cobras                       CW-17 1pm

June  28    Sharks  vs. Jersey Flight                            CW-17  1pm

July   19    Sharks  vs. Orlando Predators                   CW-17  1pm


About The Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the National Arena League (NAL). The 2019 & 2017 NAL Champions and ArenaBowl XXIV Champions and play all home games at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Sharks Nation Memberships for the 2020 season are now available. To become a Shark Nation member or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on Facebook at facebook.com/jaxsharks and on Twitter and Instagram @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at facebook.com/sharkattackdance and Chum at facebook.com/chumsharks.


About The CW-17 Jacksonville

WCWJ Channel 17 provides entertainment, local sports and programming to the Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia region.  The station is owned by The Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) and is one of seven Graham Media Group stations along with WJXT Jacksonville, WSLS Roanoke, KPRC Houston, WKMG Orlando, KSAT San Antonio and WDIV Detroit.