New Orleans VooDoo football games added to Cox 4 lineup

Staff reports

Arena football will be offered on the programming line up of Cox 4 with the addition of broadcasts of selected AFL’s New Orleans VooDoo home games, Cox Louisiana announced Thursday.

Three of the VooDoo’s home games will be broadcast by the NFL Network and Cox 4 will broadcast the remaining six, including the March 11, 7 p.m. season opener against the Tampa Bay Storm. Cox 4 coverage of the New Orleans VooDoo will continue through the end of the AFL season in July.

“We are excited about the enthusiasm fans in southeast Louisiana show for the New Orleans VooDoo and for arena football in general,” said Dan Newman, owner of the VooDoo. “Cox 4 is known for its live high school football coverage in three Louisiana markets and has been recognized nationally for its outstanding sports coverage.”

Voice of New Orleans football, Ken Trahan, will provide play-by-play coverage of the games for the broadcasts. Jon Norris, a 24-year AFL veteran, is slated to be the color analyst. Jimmy Frederick, long time face of Cox 4 football, will provide pre-game and sideline coverage.

VooDoo home games, which typically begin at 7 p.m., are played in the New Orleans Arena. The following games on Cox 4 will be broadcast live in the Baton Rouge and Acadiana markets and tape-delayed in New Orleans:

Mar 11 vs. Tampa Bay Storm

Mar 18  vs. the Orlando Predators

April 2  vs. the Georgia Force

April 22 vs. the Pittsburgh Power

June 25 vs. the Spokane Shock

July 8 vs. the Milwaukee Iron

Replays of the game will appear on Cox Sports Television, CST, a regional sports network which airs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“We are thrilled to add arena football to our program line up and even more thrilled offer coverage of the New Orleans VooDoo,” said Jason Furrate, Director of Programming and Production for Cox 4. “Coach Derek Stingley is an experienced AFL coach who knows how to build and put a high caliber team on the field. Also, the format of the AFL league is high on scoring and excitement.”

Cox 4, Louisiana’s Local Television, is carried in all or part of 18 parishes in south Louisiana including the metropolitan markets of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Among its programming highlights: live high school football games, sports programming for LSU, Southern University, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulane University, UNO and the New Orleans Hornets. Outdoors, cooking, medical, legal, and special interest programming is also featured.