Two Houston Dynamo matches will air live on KUBE TV, Channel 57, during the 2016 season, the team and the station announced today. The first match will take place on Saturday, April 23 when the Dynamo visit Columbus Crew SC in Columbus, Ohio. The Dynamo will return to The KUBE on Saturday, October 8 when they host the Colorado Rapids at BBVA Compass Stadium.
KUBE TV is available free over the air to every person and every household in the greater Houston area. The station is Houston’s leader in live televised sports, with a portfolio that currently includes ACC basketball, ACC football, High School football as well as 2 local sports shows: The High School SportsZone and SportsZone Unfiltered.
“We are pleased that this unique and valuable opportunity with KUBE presented itself this season,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “It’s a great chance for us to present two games on an over-the-air network, and we expect it will deliver positive results for both parties. We look forward to this new partnership with the KUBE and hope to see it grow over the years.”
KUBE TV is a local independent station owned by NRJ and operated by Titan Broadcast Management. With over 100 years of broadcast experience, Titan Broadcast is the power behind The KUBE. Titan Broadcast operates 13 TV stations across the U.S., with stations from coast to coast, including sister independent station, KDOC TV in Los Angeles.
“As KUBE TV’s General Manager, I’m very excited about this opportunity, and so is everyone in our organization. The KUBE has always striven to provide the best programming possible,” said JD Huey, General Manager of KUBE TV. “From entertainment to live sports, and we are thrilled to broadcast to all of Houston these two Dynamo MLS Soccer games. The Dynamo is an exceptional professional sports franchise and this association is a premiere landmark for the KUBE. We are proud to share this announcement and opportunity.”
Both broadcasts will feature 30-minute pregame and postgame shows as well as play-by-play by Glenn Davis and analyst Eddie Robinson. Matt Pedersen will also join the broadcast as sideline reporter.
Davis is in his 11th season with the club after broadcasting the club’s first decade in both roles. The former professional player broadcast the 2002, 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups for ESPN and was part of NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012. Davis called games for FOX Sports at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada and remains part of the network’s coverage of the NWSL and CONCACAF Champions League. He is also lead broadcaster for University of Texas women’s soccer broadcasts on the Longhorn Network.
Robinson is in his fifth season as analyst after retiring with the Dynamo in 2011. Robinson, an 11-year-veteran of MLS and original Dynamo player, won four MLS cup championships, including two with the Dynamo (2006 and 2007). He is one of only nine players with four or more MLS Cup titles. Robinson was named to the MLS All-Star team in 2006 and the MLS Best XI squad in 2007. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, Robinson played four seasons at the University of North Carolina before he was selected with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2001 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes. In six seasons in Houston, Robinson made 96 regular-season appearances and added nine playoff games.
Pedersen served as Dynamo radio broadcaster for the last four seasons. He is also the play-by-play broadcaster for Houston Dash telecasts.
Additional details regarding the remainder of the Dynamo 2016 television schedule will be released at a later date.
Houston Dynamo – KUBE 57 Television Schedule
|Saturday, April 23||at Columbus Crew SC||6:30 p,m.||KUBE 57|
|Saturday, October 8||Colorado Rapids||7:30 p.m.||KUBE 57|
KUBE 57 channel guide:
AT&T U-verse: 57 (1057 HD)
DIRECTV: (57 HD)
Xfinity/Comcast: 53 (653 HD)
Dish Network: (57HD)
(For more on KUBE TV’s coverage of the Dynamo, please visit kube57.com/dynamo)