Yup, the announcement was for 10:35am. Here it is:
Phoenix Rising FC has signed a three-year agreement with @arizonasfamily becoming the official broadcast partner of the state’s only professional soccer club.
“Phoenix Rising is thrilled to announce this landmark partnership with Arizona’s Family,” said Rising’s President Bobby Dulle. “This deal makes Phoenix Rising soccer accessible to anyone in Arizona through 2025. We’re also honored to be the first sports franchise to join Arizona’s Family newest venture. We cannot wait to kick off our 2023 season at our new home in the City of Phoenix, live on Arizona’s Family.”
The deal includes the live broadcast of 28 Rising matches on Arizona’s Family new network, Arizona’s Family Sports and Entertainment on channel 44 over the air and channel 116 on Cox Cable. The station will go live for the first time on March 1 and will replay highlight matches from Phoenix Rising’s six years of action in the USL Championship regularly.
An additional five matches will be simulcast live on KTVK (Channel 3) and one match, later in the season, will be featured live on KPHO (Channel 5).
“This is an exciting time for Arizona’s Family,” said Debbie Bush, Vice President and General Manager of Arizona’s Family. “The creation of the Arizona’s Family Sports and Entertainment Network will allow us to provide viewers with exciting live sports at no additional cost to them. Arizonans love their soccer so when this opportunity presented itself, we knew it would be the perfect partnership to launch our Network.”