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I'm really glad all the games will be available across the state. I would guess the quality of the broadcast will be better than it was with Cox.
Interesting that channel 52 KSBI will be broadcasting the first regular season game and not Fox Sports - OK. Their first game broadcast will now be November 1st.
You could almost see this coming from a mile away.
Family Broadcasting Group, Inc., owner of the Oklahoma City-based independent KSBI-TV/KSBI-DT television network, announced today the addition of Aubrey K. McClendon and Tom L. Ward as new investors and shareholders. McClendon is Chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Ward is Chairman and CEO of SandRidge Energy, Inc., both
based in Oklahoma City.
Big Announcement For Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
KSBI-TV/DT 52 is getting an upgrade, that’s right, a brand new state-of-the-art facility and studio built by the Precision Construction Group (OKC). KSBI is the only locally owned statewide television network, and will now be located in the fastest growing area in Oklahoma City. Less than two years after introducing Oklahoma News Tonight to viewers across the state, KSBI will be moving to a new location just south of the Northwest Expressway on Morgan Road. The facility, which is being built from the ground up, will include a new studio, state-of-the-art newsroom and weather center,and even a workout facility for the staff.
KSBI Breaks Ground on New Facility
According to NewsOK.com article:
"“It will be a historic night for Oklahoma and we are proud to partner with KSBI to offer the game exclusively in high definition,” said Ken Adelson, Thunder senior vice president and executive producer.
The KSBI article also has a complete schedule of game times and which station they will be on, KSBI or Fox Sports News Oklahoma.
Last edited by Saberman; 10-02-2008 at 12:32 PM.
So what does this mean for Tulsa fans. I live in Tulsa and I won't be able to watch the first Thunder game of the season. This sucks.
Check out diffrent stations KSBI owns, or operates.
Watch KSBI-TV On These Channels
Over air channels in Tulsa said 13, 15. Don't know what that means, you should.
Last edited by Saberman; 10-02-2008 at 12:49 PM.
Originally Posted by Saberman
So when does that start, and will they show the SEC morning games in HD too?
<--- Doesn't read articles.
I've tried and I can't get a signal over the air for KSBI which is all they offer in Tulsa. They don't have a cable channel over here.
Originally Posted by Saberman
Buy one of those decoder boxes (with the $40 rebate coupon) to get the digital signal.
Originally Posted by oucrimson23
Or better yet, come to the game!
Thunder TV....that's pretty cool....
"The Thunder has finalized a broadcast partnership with KSBI-TV, the locally-owned over-the-air station. KSBI will air all seven preseason and 17 regular season games, including the team’s opening night game against Milwaukee on Oct. 29.
The deal is a multi-year agreement and KSBI will become the Thunder’s official T.V. station, joining Fox Spots Oklahoma, which will carry 65 regular season games, as the team’s T.V. partners.
KSBI, which is available free over the air to all homes in the OKC area and via cable and satellite, will be re-branded as Thunder TV and feature exclusive game broadcast, replays, pre and postgame shows, a weekly team related show and other team-related programming."
Clay Bennett Speaks On KSBI Partnership
A great surprise for the station and Thunder fans today. KSBI talked to the Oklahoma City Thunder Owner Clay Bennett. He said this was an important final step to completing the business side of the organization. Thunder basketball, welcome to Thunder TV!
Thunder Owner Clay Bennett said, "It's going to be a great benefit to our fans."The Oklahoma City NBA franchise says it's a terrific fit for the team. "We're very, very excited. This is a milestone relationship in the league to have the opportunity to re-brand a station, and have a close connection with KSBI. The management of the station, the ownership of the station connects philosophically to our team in terms of our objectives," Bennett explained.
The metro's only locally-owned broadcast station will show the first game ever next Wednesday, and opening night on October 29th. "KSBI was unique, a broad opportunity for games we're going to have 17 regular season games, all 7 of the pre-season games so it's a lot of coverage," Bennett described. "But to really make it broadly accessible over-the-air access to so many of our games, and many of our better games on a regular basis is very important. It's going to be great for our fans."
City leaders say it shows the commitment that the team has to local businesses and the community. Roy Williams, the President of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce said, "As we saw the demand for tickets was so great that there's a lot of people who won't get tickets to see a game first hand, so the fact that they're going to be able to see that number of games and get into the thunder spirit is phenomenal."
Along with the live action, KSBI-TV will develop game replays, pre-game and post-game shows, and other team related programming. "Much like you go to Thursday night on TNT we hope to have a go-to night on KSBI for the games that's just known to the public," Bennett added. Now, all 89 games of the first season for the Oklahoma City Thunder will be shown on TV.
"The winners are the fans and the public who wants to see the games. We're really looking forward to how big this could be. I know it's going to be very, very successful," Bennett concluded.
The schedule says that there's going to be a lot of Saturday and Sunday games shown right here on channel 52. So the thunder is coming to KSBI. We will also broadcast a number of NBA Developmental League games live from Tulsa. The first pre-season game is scheduled for October 8th when the thunder take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in Montana. And of course you can see the first regular season home game right here on KSBI-TV on October 29th.
yes but, I have a OTA antennae and I can't pick up KSBI, either channel 52 or 51, in south OKC. I've no idea why. We also can't receive KOCO hi-def OTA broadcasts in this part of the city.
I can see KSBI on Cox Cable but to my knowledge, Cox does not carry the Hi-Def KSBI-DT.
I was hoping to record the opening games in Hi-def, but that's not possible without an OTA reception.