Timbers announce formation of Portland Timbers Television Network

Club extends reach to Bend, Eugene, Medford markets in Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Timbers today announced the formation of the Portland Timbers Television Network, which will afford supporters in three additional Oregon markets the opportunity to watch all 34 of the team’s regular-season games in 2012. The Timbers are partnering with NTVZ/Central Oregon’s CW in Bend, Ore., KEVU/MyNetworkTV in Eugene, Ore., and KFBI/My 48 in Medford, Ore., to air the club’s local package of live matches that originate on KPTV/Fox 12 in Portland.

This season, the Timbers will be featured 10 times nationally on NBC, NBC Sports Network, ESPN and ESPN2, with an additional 13 games televised regionally on ROOT SPORTS, which serves more than 3.7 million cable and satellite homes in Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana and Washington. With today’s announced partnerships, the remaining games will be televised locally in the Portland, Bend, Eugene and Medford markets on the Portland Timbers Television Network.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to bring more Timbers soccer to our fans throughout the state with our new television partnerships,” said Timbers COO Mike Golub. “Our second season promises to be another exciting one and we are happy that the Portland Timbers Television Network continues to grow.”

The first matchup on the schedule of matches featured on the Portland Timbers Television Network is April 7, as Portland takes on Chivas USA at JELD-WEN Field at 7:30 p.m.

About NTVZ/Central Oregon’s CW
NTVZ, Central Oregon's CW, is the CW affiliate serving the Bend, Ore., market and all of Central Oregon, including Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties. The station is home to primetime programming, including America's Next Top Model and The Vampire Diaries, and popular syndication comedies Seinfeld, That 70's Show and King of Queens.

About KEVU/MyNetworkTV
KEVU-TV is Eugene's MyNetworkTV affiliate launched by the innovative folks who brought us the Fox Network. For over 20 years, KEVU-TV has served Western Oregon with primetime talk (Dr. Phil & Dr. Oz), the Portland Trail Blazers and now, the exciting Portland Timbers.

About KFBI-TV/My 48
KFBI-TV/My 48 is the MyNetworkTV affiliate serving Southern Oregon and Northern California. It is seen throughout Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Curry, Lake and Siskiyou Counties. My 48 features a variety of entertainment and sports programming, including Portland Timbers soccer, Portland Trail Blazers basketball and San Francisco Giants baseball. My 48 is broadcast over-the-air, and is carried on all cable and satellite systems in the region.