WWJ-TV, CBS Detroit and the Detroit Lions Announce 2010 Lions Pre-Season Broadcast Plans

Posted May 13, 2010

Emmy-Nominated Coverage To Be Televised in High-Definition

Southfield, MI -- The Detroit Lions and WWJ-TV announced that all four (4) preseason games in 2010 will be broadcast in high-definition for the first time.  The games include match-ups against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos on the road, then returning to Ford Field to face the Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills.   

Through a partnership between WWJ-TV, the Detroit Lions, CBS Sports and local retailer ABC Warehouse, the new high-definition component of the games will provide viewers with a spectacular view of the exciting Lions team that’s preparing for the 2010 regular season.

“This is an exciting evolution in our partnership with the Detroit Lions,” said WWJ-TV vice-president and general manager Trey Fabacher. “The NFL in high definition is great television!”

In the broadcast booth this year will be WWJ-TV Lions Pre-season veterans Matt Shepard doing play-by-play and the sideline team of Steve Courtney and Charlie Sanders

Joining the crew this season will be Michigan native Rob Rubick, the veteran color analyst who for more than eighteen years has been providing his experienced insight into broadcasts of football at all levels from high school through the pros.  His unique background coupled with his experience as a tight end for the Lions will provide a solid addition to the broadcast team.

This year’s games scheduled to be televised are:
Sat Aug 14 @ Pittsburgh – 730p ET / Pregame at 700p
Sat Aug 21 @ Denver – 900p ET / Pregame at 830p
Sat Aug 28 vs. Cleveland – 530p ET* / Pregame at 500p (*subject to NFL blackout restrictions)
Thu Sep 2 vs. Buffalo – 700p ET* / Pregame at 630p (*subject to NFL blackout restrictions) 
WWJ-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation, and is located in Southfield, Michigan, serving the Detroit television market.