Carolina Panthers To Broadcast in HD This Fall

Eric QuackenbushSenior Analyst IMay 6, 2009

The Carolina Panthers line up  on  ESPN Monday Night Football Nov. 13, 2006 against  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  in Charlotte.  The Panthers won 24 - 10.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Carolina Panthers will broadcast their preseason games in HD for the first time this season, as well as the return of the Panthers Huddle weekly show, which will air at a new time in the Charlotte viewing market.

This year, former Panthers defensive end Mike Rucker and veteran play-by-play commentator Mike Morgan will be broadcasting on the Panthers preseason games as well.

The Panthers will have a local three-game preseason package because the preseason opener—Aug. 17 against the New York Giants—will be televised nationally by ESPN. All three games will be broadcast in high definition for the first time, and will air on FOX Charlotte/WCCB-TV locally.

FOX Charlotte/WCCB-TV will also televise six half-hour specials throughout the season and 20 Panthers Huddle programs with Coach John Fox. The Panthers Huddle will broadcast Sundays at 11:30 am before FOX network's Sunday NFL coverage.

The Panthers' preseason games can be seen in 12 markets throughout the Carolinas and into Tennessee and Virginia.