Announced at the Battery’s season ticket holders meeting, the team have partnered with ABC News 4 to broadcast games for their 2017 season on the MyTV Charleston network (Channel 36 over the air, Channel 13 via Cable), which will broadcast all 32 of the Battery’s matches during their silver anniversary season.
This comes following other clubs around the league signing deals of their own, something that will only help the sport grow, especially at this level.
It’s also worth noting the significance of the deal. The Battery go into the 2017 season celebrating their 25th anniversary, having been a major part of the community for many years. This deal is just another big step forward for a club who’ve been setting the standard for clubs not only in the USL, but in American Soccer, since Tony Bakker founded the club in 1993.
Andrew Bell has been the voice of the Battery over Radio and streaming broadcasts since 1999, and will continue in that role as we venture forward into TV. He’ll also be joined by former Battery goalkeeper Kevin Corby for Play by Play, as well as sideline reporter Allie Sender. The Battery purchased equipment for the venture into Television in the off-season, and have been preparing themselves for the step up during pre-season.
The Battery begin their 25th season at home against FC Cincinnati on March 25th, which you’ll be able to watch on WCIV MyTV Charleston, or online at the Club’s website.