"We are excited to announce the return of WFLA-TV as our team's preseason broadcast partner," said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer. "News Channel 8 provided a wonderful home for Tampa Bay Buccaneers football in the past, and they are looking forward to bringing the best Bucs coverage to all our fans."
News Channel 8 will produce and broadcast three games: at home against the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, August 8 at 7:30 p.m.; at Miami on Saturday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m.; and at home versus the Washington Redskins on Thursday, August 29 at 7:30 p.m. The Buccaneers' second preseason game at New England will be broadcast on FOX.
News Channel 8 will also produce and air pregame specials prior to each preseason game and News Channel 8's Dan Lucas will host "Bucs Bonus", a half hour program that will air Saturday night's at 7pm during the NFL season.
"This is a great day for News Channel 8. There is no more powerful programming on television than the NFL. We are thrilled to once again be the home of Buccaneers preseason football," said Brad Moses, President/GM, WFLA-TV News Channel 8.
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