LAFAYETTE, La (KADN) -- Allen Media Broadcasting announces that it has reached a joint agreement with Gray Television, Inc. and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans on an innovative new sports rights deal that will make ten of the Pelicans games during the 2023-24 NBA season available to fans on the NEWS 15 family of stations (KADN FOX 15.1, KLAF-NBC 15.2, MyNetworkTV Acadiana 15.3).
Viewers in the Lafayette television market will now have the opportunity to watch Pelicans games through local television via free, over-the-air broadcasts or through NEWS 15’s carriage across cable and satellite providers in Acadiana.
“Allen Media Broadcasting is very pleased to partner with Gray Television and broadcast
this suite of New Orleans Pelicans games,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Allen Media Group, which owns NEWS 15. “Local TV stations remain the connective platform for local sports fans. The Pelicans franchise has a strong fan base in the Lafayette market. KADN-TV is proud to deliver these games to those fans and recruit new followers to the Pelicans franchise.”
“Including Lafayette as part of our broadcast market is a testament to our commitment
to making Pelicans games accessible to fans across Louisiana,” said Dennis Lauscha,
President of the New Orleans Pelicans. “This partnership not only extends the reach of
these ten games but also strengthens the Pelicans’ connection with the vibrant Lafayette community, enriching the basketball experience for everyone in the region.”
Calling the Pelicans broadcasts will be Emmy award-winning play-by-play announcer
Joel Meyers, former NBA star and color analyst Antonio Daniels, and sideline reporter
Jennifer Hale. Some of the broadcasts locally will be preceded by the NEWS 15 Pelicans
Preview pre-game show hosted by NEWS 15 Sports Director Will Heren.