Weigel Broadcasting Co., IHSA and NFHS Network Announce Television Network Partnership

Weigel Broadcasting Co., IHSA and NFHS Network Announce Television Network Partnership

Weigel Broadcasting, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) and its digital broadcast partner, the NFHS Network, have teamed up in a new, multi-year partnership for broadcasts of the Illinois Football and Basketball Finals. ‘IHSA.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago-based media company. The shows will air on Weigel’s flagship station in Chicago, WCIU CW26, with WMEU The U in Chicago and on the company’s St. Louis station, KNLC Decades 24.5, as well as other affiliates statewide. ‘Illinois. Weigel is a longtime supporter and broadcaster of high school sports.

“We welcome the opportunity to spotlight the best of Illinois high school football and basketball on statewide television,” said Steven Farber, senior vice president. Weigel Broadcasting operations.

“We are thrilled to partner with Weigel Broadcasting to continue the tradition of televising the IHSA National Football, Women’s Basketball and Men’s Basketball Finals,” said IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson. “Weigel has deep roots in IHSA sports coverage and clearly values ​​the community aspects surrounding high school sports that make them so special. I am confident that Weigel’s vision will serve our viewers well and we look forward to launching the partnership with the IHSA Football Playoff Pairing Show in October.

“The NFHS Network and IHSA have had a wonderful partnership over the past few years, and we’re really excited to add Weigel Broadcasting to that mix. NFHS Network’s OTT platform for digital viewing combined with network television IHSA powered by Weigel Broadcasting, will cover the State of Illinois in coverage of football and basketball championships,” added Michael White, Executive Vice President, Content and Production for the NFHS Network.

The network debuts Saturday, October 22 with the Football Playoff Pairing Show live at 7 p.m. listing games from all of the statewide playoffs. Coverage continues Friday, November 25 with Class 1A-4A Football Championship games, followed by Class 5A-8A Football Championship games on Saturday, November 26, all live from Memorial Stadium at the University of Ottawa. ‘Illinois at Champaign. Live coverage of the Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Championships will air later in the school year.

IHSA network affiliates, in addition to Weigel stations in Chicago and St. Louis, include Gray WEEK NBC 25.1 and WEEK CW 25.3 stations Peoria-Bloomington, The Stateline CW WIFR 23.5 in Rockford, and WGEM Quincy CW 10.2 FOX 10.3, as well as Nexstar stations WCIX 49 Springfield-Champaign-Decatur and The Quad Cities CW, channel 26.1. Paxton Media WPSD NBC 6.1/Local Classic 6.2 (Paducah, KY) is the affiliate network serving Southern Illinois including Harrisburg/Carbondale.

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