Tegna’s WTHR-WALV Land Local Broadcast Rights To Indiana Fever

The Indianapolis NBC-MeTV affils will air select Fever games following the Fever’s historic 2024 draft of Caitlin Clark.

Fresh off a historic WNBA draft night and broad fan excitement for one of the league’s most successful franchises, the Indiana Fever and Tegna today announced a partnership to broadcast select Fever games during the 2024 season. Seventeen games will be shown for free over the air on WTHR or WALV, Tegna’s NBC and MeTV affiliates in Indianapolis.

Tegna said it will work with additional broadcast companies in the coming weeks to expand free over-the-air access to all available television markets outside of Indianapolis.

Rick Fuson, CEO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, said: “So many new fans are tuning in to watch the world’s best basketball players compete in the WNBA, and the Fever have built a roster of incredible young talent that has caught the attention of basketball fans all over the globe. Tegna and WTHR have been amazing local partners for years, and we are excited that more fans than ever before will get the chance to watch these amazing athletes play.”

Dave Lougee, Tegna president-CEO, said: “This is an exhilarating moment for women’s sports. The WNBA and Fever are leading the charge with this groundbreaking local broadcast rights agreement. The remarkable journey of Caitlin Clark and her teammates has captured the hearts and minds of millions. We’re thrilled to deliver all the Fever action to every household in the Indianapolis region.”

Michael Brouder, WTHR GM added: “We’re delighted to build on our strong marketing partnership with the Pacers and Fever and our longstanding commitment to local Indianapolis sports. Our station has always been at the center of the biggest local events that capture the spirit of Hoosiers far and wide. Our entire team in front of and behind the camera will be helping the Fever connect with our community and fans like never before.”

Earlier this month, the WNBA announced that 36 of the Fever’s 40 regular season games will be broadcast on national television, as well.


The following games will be shown for free over the air on WTHR or WALV (all times ET):

  • May 16 vs. New York, 7 p.m. WTHR
  • May 22 @ Seattle, 10 p.m. WTHR
  • May 25 @ Las Vegas, 9 p.m. WTHR
  • May 30 vs. Seattle, 7 p.m. WTHR
  • June 1 vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. WALV
  • June 10 @ Connecticut, 7 p.m. WTHR
  • June 13 vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m. WTHR
  • July 10 vs. Washington, Noon WTHR
  • August 24 @ Minnesota, 8 p.m. WALV
  • August 26 @ Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. WTHR
  • August 28 vs. Connecticut, 7 p.m. WALV
  • September 1 @ Dallas, 4 p.m. WALV
  • September 4 vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m. WALV
  • September 8 vs. Atlanta, 4 p.m. WTHR
  • September 11 vs. Las Vegas, 7 p.m. WALV
  • September 15 vs. Dallas, 3 p.m. WALV
  • September 19 @ Washington, 7 p.m. WTHR

The partnership between the Fever and Tegna was brokered and negotiated by Dan Granik and David Sternberg of Range Sports, a Division of Range Media Partners, long-time consultants to Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

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Cosmo says:

April 22, 2024 at 4:09 pm

Amazing that NBC is ok with all those primetime pre-emptions. Take note other NBC affiliates.

[email protected] says:

April 23, 2024 at 12:54 am

I think a lot of those games are weekend games or Friday nights. Plus it’s summer I think NBC is fine with it doesn’t care.