UNI Panthers Ink Partnership with WHO-HD

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa and its multimedia rights partner, Learfield Sports, announced today the signing of a statewide television broadcast partner, WHO-HD, for the Panthers 2015-’16 athletic season.

WHO-HD will televise four football games in the 2015 season, game times are still being determined and are subject to change. Most games will be broadcast on WHO-HD Channel 13.3.

  • Sept. 12 vs. Eastern Washington
  • Oct. 17 vs. Western Illinois
  • Oct. 31 vs. South Dakota
  • Nov. 7 vs. Indiana State

In conjunction with the four football games, WHO-HD will air an additional six games to be determined by Learfield Sports and approved by the station. The games will pull from the sports of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and wrestling.

“We are excited about this partnership and relationship with WHO-HD, and look forward to extensive coverage for Panther athletic events,” said UNI Director of Athletics Troy Dannen. “We want to provide our loyal fan base the opportunity to watch their favorite teams and working with WHO gives us the ability to do so for our central Iowa fans.”

Panther Sports Properties’ General Manager Brian Gabel added, “This partnership allows us to provide the best in Panther Athletics to the fans across the state of Iowa. With the support of WHO Panther fans and alumni will be provided with widespread coverage for the 2015 athletic season.”

“We are delighted to be the new home for Panther Football,” said WHO-HD President and General Manager Dale R. Woods. “We know there’s a huge fan base in central Iowa and we look forward to serving them.”

In addition to UNI, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights and sponsorships for nearly 100 collegiate institutions and associations, and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, digital platform expertise and venue and technology systems through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.

WHO-HD is owned by Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO), home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, available in approximately 73 million households, Tribune Studios, and Gracenote, one of the world’s leading sources of TV and music metadata, powering electronic program guides in televisions, automobiles and mobile devices. Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM, and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

For more information contact:

Christina Meister
Learfield Sports
469-241-9191 xt.1847