The New Orleans Saints announced that Raycom Media will produce and broadcast the organization’s preseason games throughout the Gulf South.
The multi-year agreement begins with the 2015 preseason and will be broadcast on Raycom Media stations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. In New Orleans, this will put the games on WVUE FOX 8, which is owned by Saints owner Tom Benson. Raycom Media operates WAFB in Baton Rouge.
“I am very pleased to make this announcement today. We have a very good working relationship with Raycom Media,” Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement released by the team. “Our preseason games are the first real introduction of our team to our fans and we are very pleased that Raycom Media will provide us an opportunity to reach so many of our fans not only in Louisiana but also throughout the Gulf South including Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.”
In addition to WVUE and WAFB, other Raycom Media stations in the Gulf South Region that will carry the games are KSLA in Shreveport, KPLC in Lake Charles, WLBT in Jackson, Mississippi, WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, WLOX in Biloxi, Mississippi and WPGX in Panama City, Florida.
More details on the Saints’ television plans, as well as the dates and times of all preseason games, will be announced at a later date.