Indiana Fever and TEGNA Announce Partnership to Broadcast Games Locally on WTHR and WALV


  • The Indiana Fever and TEGNA have announced an agreement to air select Fever games for free on WTHR and WALV in Indianapolis.
  • The announcement follows on the heels of the Fever’s historic 2024 draft and a renewed excitement by fans across the basketball world for the Fever, one of the WNBA’s most successful franchises.

INDIANAPOLIS and Tysons, Va. – Fresh off a historic WNBA draft night and broad fan excitement for one of the League’s most successful franchises, the Indiana Fever and TEGNA, Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced a partnership to broadcast select Fever games during the 2024 season. Seventeen games will be shown for free over the air on WTHR or WALV, TEGNA’s NBC and MeTV affiliates in Indianapolis, giving fans across central Indiana the opportunity to watch the team and its young superstars compete to return to the WNBA playoffs.

TEGNA will work with additional broadcast companies in the coming weeks to expand free over the air access to all available television markets outside of Indianapolis.

“So many new fans are tuning in to watch the world’s best basketball players compete in the WNBA, and the Fever have built a roster of incredible young talent that has caught the attention of basketball fans all over the globe,” said Rick Fuson, CEO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “TEGNA and WTHR have been amazing local partners for years, and we are excited that more fans than ever before will get the chance to watch these amazing athletes play.”

“This is an exhilarating moment for women’s sports. The WNBA and Fever are leading the charge with this groundbreaking local broadcast rights agreement,” said Dave Lougee, President and CEO, TEGNA. “The remarkable journey of Caitlin Clark and her teammates has captured the hearts and minds of millions. We’re thrilled to deliver all the Fever action to every household in the Indianapolis region.”

“We’re delighted to build on our strong marketing partnership with the Pacers and Fever and our longstanding commitment to local Indianapolis sports,” said Michael Brouder, General Manager, WTHR. “Our station has always been at the center of the biggest local events that capture the spirit of Hoosiers far and wide. Our entire team in front of and behind the camera will be helping the Fever connect with our community and fans like never before.”

The partnership between the Fever and TEGNA was brokered and negotiated by Dan Granik and David Sternberg of Range Sports, a Division of Range Media Partners, long-time consultants to Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

The following games will be shown for free over the air on WTHR or WALV:

May 16 7:00 p.m. vs New York WTHR
May 22 10:00 p.m. at Seattle WTHR
May 25 9:00 p.m. at Las Vegas WTHR
May 30 7:00 p.m. vs Seattle WTHR
June 1 1:00 p.m. vs Chicago WALV
June 2 7:00 p.m. at New York WALV
June 10 7:00 p.m. at Connecticut WTHR
June 13 7:00 p.m. vs Atlanta WTHR
June 23 6:00 p.m. at Chicago WALV
June 27 10:00 p.m. at Seattle WALV
July 10 12:00 p.m. vs Washington WTHR
Aug. 26 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta WTHR
Sept. 4 7:00 p.m. vs Los Angeles WALV
Sept. 8 4:00 p.m. vs Atlanta WTHR
Sept. 11 7:00 p.m. vs Las Vegas WALV
Sept. 15 3:00 p.m. vs Dallas WALV
Sept. 19 7:00 p.m. at Washington WTHR

Last week, the Fever selected Iowa star Caitlin Clark with the first pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft. Clark, the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, joins a talented roster that includes Olympian, WNBA All-Star, and unanimous 2023 Rookie Of The Year Aliyah Boston; WNBA All-Star and 2023 Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award winner Kelsey Mitchell; NaLyssa Smith, the 2nd pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft; and more.

Earlier this month, the WNBA announced that 36 of the Fever’s 40 regular season games will be broadcast on national television, as well.

Fever season ticket packages and single-game tickets for the upcoming season are on sale now at