Today, the Kansas City Chiefs announced a revised and extended agreement with KCTV5 that will see KCTV5 continue to air Chiefs preseason games as well as broadcast additional Chiefs programs, while production of the Chiefs preseason games will move in-house.
The Emmy Award-winning Chiefs in-house production staff will produce the fan-favorite Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider show, the new Chiefs Kingdom show and preseason games starting in 2012.
Originally launched on kcchiefs.com in September, Chiefs Kingdom has been well received as the first three episodes have combined to register more than 250,000 views. Viewership for other Chiefs programs continues to thrive as video views on kcchiefs.com reached over 8.2 million users in 2011. During the season, kcchiefs.com averages more than 400,000 views a month while 67% of views come from outside Missouri and Kansas.
“We appreciate our partnership with KCTV5 and are excited to develop an enhanced viewing experience that will include more content and better access for our fans,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said.
“KCTV5 has long been known as the Home of the Kansas City Chiefs, and we are proud to be able to continue that long-standing partnership,” Bobby Totsch, KCTV5/KSMO V.P. and General Manager stated. “We are delighted to continue to bring Chiefs fans the preseason games on KCTV5, but we are also excited to announce this enhanced partnership. This is a commitment to all Kansas City football fans, and we are proud to be members of ‘Chiefs Kingdom.’”