ABC-7 and FOX-22 are excited to announce an agreement with Learfield Sports/Black Bear Sports Properties’ and the University of Maine that will allow us to broadcast Black Bear sporting events for the upcoming season. “It was imperative to us to develop a television package for the Black Bears that was beneficial for the University and a quality deliverable for the fans,” said Learfield Sports’ Chief Content Officer Joe Ferreira. “We are excited about the local, statewide and national distribution we’ve assembled with our ABC/ FOX and FOX College Sports agreements, knowing we are giving the fans first-class production and games in all HD.”
Maine athletic director Steve Abbott says the school is especially happy about the technological advances that come with the move. “We are very excited to be able to present our games in High Definition. This will be a dramatic improvement for our fans that will greatly enhance their viewing experience.”
In total, 3 football games and 7 hockey games will be aired during the next year. It’s expected a number of basketball games will also be broadcast once the teams schedules are known. ABC-7 and FOX-22 Vice President & General Manager Mike Palmer says “It is a terrific fit for the station. We recently picked up the rights to broadcast some Husson University football and basketball. This made us hungry for more. We have long been the sports leader locally, with the NFL, MLB, NBA and Nascar. Now with Husson University and Black Bear football and hockey, we are the clear local sports leaders in the state of Maine.”
The actual schedule of games that will be broadcasted will be released in the coming weeks.
Game wardens have returned to Great Moose lake in Hartland. They're looking for a person who might've fallen from a boat on Sunday. Officials say a boat was found in gear yesterday with a fishing rod which was obviously being used. The operator had vanished and officials confirmed that person is missing. Divers searched the water yesterday without any luck. They returned to the scene this morning with hopes of finding the person.
BREWER - Going back to some of the Disney classics could be seen Sunday in Brewer at The Next Generation Theatre.
CHARLESTON - Riders cowboyed up at Maple Lane Farms in Charleston Sunday as the final day of ranch sorting and penning took place.
OAKLAND - Runners had a beautiful Sunday to hit the pavement for the fourth annual Perry Fitts Boulette & Fitton "1/2 Marathon & 5k Run-or-Walk".
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Fire crews say this is the worst fire they've had to fight in 15 years, with a home and barn completely destroyed at a result.
Dover-Foxcroft, Dexter, and Corinth were just three of ten fire crews who responded to the blaze at 283 Shaw Road just after three o'clock this afternoon.
BUCKSPORT - Folks gathered on the Bucksport waterfront this afternoon to raise money to bring an international sculpture to their town.
ORRINGTON - One of Eastern Maine's small towns is having a big birthday this year. Our Erin Thomas was in Orrington today for the start of the Old Home Week celebration.
BANGOR - The hard work of several young actors and actresses will be showcased this weekend on the Penobscot Theatre stage.
BANGOR - As things continue to come along in our garden, we set out this week to see how others are growing. Finding one organization that's making use of space, up above. Our Erin Thomas has the latest in "Backyard Gardener."
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND - The Mount Desert Island Historical Society is setting sail to recreate the island's earliest settlement.
BANGOR - A Superior Court Judge released court documents Friday, detailing evidence in the murder case of 24-year-old Leanna Norris. Norris is accused of killing her 2 and half year old daughter last month.