After not being able to reach a new agreement with MASN, the Ravens ensured that their fans as far north as Harrisburg, Pa. and south in Washington D.C. and northern Virginia will be able to watch all of their preseason games.
The Ravens announced that they have reached agreements with WDCW-TV (DC50) in D.C. and WHTM-TV (ABC27) in Harrisburg to carry the Ravens’ final three preseason games: at the Washington Redskins on Aug. 21, against the New York Giants on Aug. 28 and at the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 2.
WBAL-TV in Baltimore continues as the Ravens’ local TV partner and will carry those three games. WBAL’s coverage through cable systems includes the Eastern Shore and Sussex County, Delaware (including Rehoboth and Lewes).
“It’s important to us that our fans throughout Maryland, in south central Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., northern Virginia and the Delaware shore be able to see our games. These agreements allow that to happen,” Ravens president Dick Cass said.
Thursday night’s preseason opener against the visiting Carolina Panthers will be seen by the entire country on ESPN. It will also be shown locally on WJZ (Ch. 13).
Mark Burdett, the Ravens’ vice president of corporate sales and development, is encouraged by the response from regional broadcasters: “All of our broadcast friends and partners have shown an enthusiasm for Ravens broadcasts. They wanted to make sure our local and regional fans can watch and listen to Ravens programming.”