The Carolina Panthers and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (HD Channel 323) jointly announced Wednesday that they have reached a multi-year programming agreement, one of the largest ever developed by an NFL club with a regional channel, that makes TWC SportsChannel the exclusive local cable TV home of the Carolina Panthers. Beginning this month, the Panthers will produce over 250 hours of programming annually for TWC SportsChannel that will air throughout the Carolinas on Time Warner Cable.
In addition to televising Panthers pre-season NFL games, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will air nightly programs dedicated to the Panthers, live post-game and gamenight shows, a behind-the-scenes series and more, with several shows created exclusively for its viewers.
The Panthers’ TWC SportsChannel TV schedule begins July 23 at 6:00 p.m. with the debut episode of “Panthers Camp Confidential.” The series will air every Monday and Wednesday during Carolina Panthers Training Camp. The channel’s nightly Panthers programming kicks off on Monday, August 4 at 8:00 p.m. with “Panther Talk.”
In announcing this agreement, Carolina Panthers President & CEO Danny Morrison stated: “The Panthers have always enjoyed tremendous fan support throughout North & South Carolina & our new programming venture with Time Warner Cable SportsChannel will make us that much more accessible to our millions of fans throughout the region.”
Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Time Warner Cable Sports, noted: “Carolina Panthers fans are incredibly passionate and we’re excited to give them more access to the team than they’ve ever had before through our Time Warner Cable SportsChannel programming. New series like ‘Panthers Camp Confidential’ and our nightly shows will give fans Panther programming every day of the week.”
Lee H. Berke, President & CEO of LHB Sports, Entertainment & Media, Inc., assisted the Panthers in developing this agreement.
The Time Warner Cable SportsChannels are 24/7 networks that carry distinct, comprehensive local programming on different channels across the nation. In the Carolinas, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel is led by Carolina Panthers and high school games and programming, and can be found in HD on channel 323 exclusively to Time Warner Cable customers. For more information, visit Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.