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July 16, 2014

Panthers partner with Time Warner on local programming deal

The Panthers are pumping up their local TV presence, partnering with Time Warner Cable SportsChannel on a multi-year programming agreement, the team announced Wednesday.

Beginning next week with the premiere of "Panthers Camp Confidential," the Panthers will produce more than 250 hours of annual programming that will be broadcast throughout the Carolinas on TWC SportsChannel.

TWC SportsChannel becomes the Panthers' exclusive local cable home, and will air each of the team's preseason games. WCCB in Charlotte also will simulcast the preseason games.

TWC SportsChannel is only available to Time Warner subscribers.

The Panthers said the agreement is one of the largest ever developed by an NFL team with a regional channel. Financial terms were not disclosed.

In addition to the preseason games, TWC SportsChannel will televise a live post-game show and nightly Panthers programs, including one hosted by longtime offensive lineman Jordan Gross.

Gross, who retired in February, also will serve as the sideline reporter on the team's radio broadcasts.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on July 16, 2014 at 01:47 PM | Permalink


Hardy is willing to do a segment on various topics. Shall we call him a beat reporter?

Posted by: tony clifton | Jul 16, 2014 2:16:42 PM

Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Jul 16, 2014 3:11:01 PM

There are still people working at Timewarnercable?? Interesting...

Posted by: Chopped | Jul 16, 2014 4:38:44 PM

Amazing they do this after just 10 points in the play-offs. Way to go Panthers!!!

Posted by: Stephen | Jul 16, 2014 5:48:16 PM

Yes we still have employees. Were you 'Chopped' from TWC?

Posted by: Time Warner Employee | Jul 17, 2014 11:48:49 AM

The only people left at TWC are college kids who can't find jobs anywhere else lol. That's all they can get to come work for them now!

Posted by: Twc employee who left on their own | Jul 17, 2014 8:48:06 PM

Many of the jobs in CLT are getting cheaper labor now. You are an ex employee for a reason.

Posted by: Time Warner Employee | Jul 18, 2014 11:28:04 AM

Sounds like a stupid idea to sign a exclusive broadcast rights to 1 cable company only which may not be available to the most Panther fans?..Figures the team has been run backwards since day 1!

Posted by: QB | Jul 18, 2014 1:05:35 PM

Who can afford Time Warner?

and why would you want to even try when there are better alternatives for lower prices? with customer service that actually at least attempts to care about your problem unlike twc?

Posted by: Rodriguez | Jul 18, 2014 1:37:01 PM

Guys lets not argue about Time Warner Cable. Come out and support us on Aug 8 against the Bills. Keep pounding!! Cammy Cam juice will be hitting the stores soon...keep an eye out for it.

Posted by: Cameron Newton | Jul 18, 2014 4:48:32 PM

Mr Newton, may I get a sample of your juice? Please tell Mr Gettleman to check out my combine video on youtube.

Posted by: John Downing | Jul 21, 2014 10:08:28 AM

Great. Now customers without TWC all over the state can't watch the preseason games. Has anybody with the panthers followed the Dodgers controversy in LA where TWC owns the team network? I know its just preseason but its a big step in the wrong direction.

Posted by: Ryan | Jul 21, 2014 10:21:19 AM

You can always go to the bar and spend money.

Posted by: Pub owner | Jul 21, 2014 4:09:25 PM

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