WGAL-TV and the Baltimore Ravens have entered into a new partnership, naming WGAL 8 as an official broadcast partner in Pennsylvania's Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York television market through the 2022 season. As part of the agreement, WGAL 8 will be the area's exclusive home of Ravens preseason games for the next six seasons.
The partnership connects the two-time Super Bowl champion Ravens and the Susquehanna Valley's leading television station. In addition to preseason games, other Ravens programming, produced by the team's in-house broadcasting group (Ravens Productions), will be seen on WGAL 8 during the partnership's term.
The partnership also extends a long-standing connection between the Ravens and Hearst Television, parent company of WGAL 8. Since 2006, the Ravens Broadcast Team in Baltimore has consisted of Hearst-owned WBAL-TV, WBAL-AM and WIYY-FM.
"We couldn't be more excited about this new partnership," WGAL-TV president and general manager Kyle Grimes said. "With the growing number of Ravens fans in our viewing area, this is a great opportunity to amplify the Ravens' presence in the Susquehanna Valley."
"Hearst Television has been very important to the Ravens for many years now," Ravens senior vice president of corporate sales and business development Kevin Rochlitz stated. "Our partnership continues to grow stronger, and we are very excited to extend our reach in an established market that has many Ravens fans."