New partnership will launch with special edition "Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron" episode this Sunday at 11:30 p.m.
Eden Prairie, MN (June 19, 2015) – The Minnesota Vikings and FOX 9 KMSP announced today that KMSP will serve as the official new television home of the Vikings for 2015. With 12 regular season Vikings games already scheduled to air on FOX, the new partnership will also include the broadcast of four of the Vikings five 2015 preseason games, as well as special programming and behind-the-scenes content throughout the NFL season.
"With 16 of the Vikings 21 games in 2015 broadcast on FOX, this is a natural partnership," said Vikings Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix. "We are thrilled to move forward with KMSP to continue bringing exclusive and unique content to Vikings fans."
"All of us at Fox 9 are excited to be the Official Home of the Minnesota Vikings," said FOX 9 KMSP Vice President & General Manager Sheila Oliver. "There's never been a better time to be associated with the team. This partnership gives us the opportunity to create the ultimate fan experience, carrying exclusive Vikings shows around our FOX NFL network and news programming as well as in high profile slots on WFTC."
The partnership will kick off this Sunday, June 21, with a special edition of "Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron" at 11:30 p.m. Moving forward, the following programs will be available for Vikings fans on FOX 9 KMSP or My 29 WFTC.
Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron – 11 pm Sundays on KMSP, 10 pm Fridays on WFTC
A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Vikings both on and off the field featuring Emmy Award winning content in a documentary format.
Vikings GamePlan – 9:30 am Sundays on KMSP
Vikings pregame show hosted by the Voice of the Vikings Paul Allen featuring interviews with Vikings players and Head Coach Mike Zimmer, game film review and expert analysis.
#VikingsConnected – 10 pm Saturdays on WFTC
Co-hosts Ben Leber and Erin Newburg weave their way through Vikings-related digital and social media content to bring fans a new look at the team.
About FOX 9 KMSP
FOX 9 KMSP is also the exclusive market broadcaster of 12 regular season Vikings games in 2015 along with FOX 9 Game Day Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., kicking off three-hour tailgate NFL coverage including Vikings GamePlan at 9:30 a.m. and FOX NFL Sunday expanded shows 10:00 a.m. – Noon weekly during the season. KMSP is part of the FOX Television Stations, one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte. For more information on FOX 9, please visit http://www.myfoxtwincities.com.