Say this for WSB Channel 2: The Atlanta television giant likes its Bulldogs
Not only did the station step up to broadcast Georgia’s 1:30 p.m. game today against Georgia Southern — SEC guidelines allow members to produce one game per year outside the league’s contracts with CBS and ESPN — but it also will be providing UGA content throughout the day Saturday.
“We are very proud of our station’s pledge to cover local sports here in our state,” said Tim McVay, Channel 2 vice president and general manager. “Channel 2 is the official home of University of Georgia sports and that is a badge of honor for us. To have a football game available for us to locally produce is a dream come true.”
All the coverage will be carried to households in a 53-county TV market that that encompasses metro Atlanta. The game will also be carried on both DirecTV and DISH.
“WSB has been a great partner over many years and this is another way that partnership has come to the forefront,” UGA athletic director Greg McGarity said. “We look forward to bringing this special game to our many fans in the WSB footprint around the state.”
Channel 2, WSB-TV is the No. 1-rated station in Atlanta. It is owned by Cox Media Group (CMG), which also owns and operates the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and AJC.com.