Energy FC announced today a partnership with Griffin Communications to televise its matches during the 2017 season on the newly re-branded News 9 Plus channel.
The partnership provides Energy FC the opportunity to televise the team’s matches on News 9 Plus except those slated for USL national broadcast on the ESPN family of networks. In addition, Energy FC and News 9 Plus are working with their in-state rival, the Tulsa Roughnecks FC, to air a Black Gold Derby match from OneOK Field in Tulsa.
“When Tim and I discussed the opportunity to continue to air our matches on the re-branded News9 Plus, we were ecstatic,” said Energy FC co-owner Bob Funk Jr. “Griffin’s properties are well respected in the state of Oklahoma and we’re proud to work with them to broadcast Energy FC matches to more fans across our city.”
“As Oklahoma’s only locally-owned television group, we are constantly on the lookout for quality, local programming that showcases our state,” said Griffin Communications Chairman & CEO David F. Griffin. “We are pleased to be able to broadcast the OKC Energy FC games on News 9 Plus. The club has shown remarkable growth in their three years playing in Oklahoma City and has proven that there is an appetite for professional soccer in Oklahoma.”
News 9 Plus is owned by Griffin Communications L.L.C.. Griffin is an Oklahoma-owned, multimedia company, providing news, weather and entertainment content to Oklahomans across the state. Other holdings include KWTV/News 9 in Oklahoma City and KOTV/News On 6 and KQCW/The Tulsa CW in Tulsa. Griffin’s holdings also include News9.com, NewsOn6.com, Griffin Outdoor and the Radio Oklahoma Network, representing 40+ affiliates across Oklahoma.
Energy FC is partnered with VISTA Worldlink, a global leader in transmission services provisioning satellite capacity, mobile and fixed uplinks, fiber optics, streaming services and cutting edge creative products and services. VISTA Worldlink clients include Major League Soccer (MLS), ESPN, ABC and Univision.
Energy FC kicks off their season on the road against the Swope Park Rangers on March 25 at 7 p.m.