The newly relocated Los Angeles Rams have signed a TV deal that will land their preseason games on local station KCBS-TV. Variety reports that the team and the station put the finishing touches on the multiyear deal today.
“The deal will gave KCBS three Rams preseason games for the 2016 season — Aug. 20 at home … against the Kansas City Chiefs, Aug. 27 at the Denver Broncos, and Sept. 1 at the Minnesota Vikings.”
Steve Mauldin, president and general manager of KCBS and sister station KCAL, said in announcing the deal: “Everyone at CBS 2 is thrilled to have the opportunity to play a role in welcoming the Rams back to Los Angeles. We look forward to helping the team to connect with local communities across Southern California, not only through our preseason game broadcasts, but also by providing comprehensive daily coverage of the Rams in our newscasts and supporting the team’s community outreach programs.”
Variety adds: “KCBS will also produce and broadcast a half-hour weekly show during the season featuring Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and the station’s sports director Jim Hill. That series will begin at the start of the regular season and air Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. on KCBS.”