The University of Utah and KJZZ-TV have become partners.
In an announcement made Friday afternoon, the two sides have come to an agreement that will allow KJZZ to broadcast select games during the 2011 football season. KJZZ will broadcast the season-opener against Montana State on Sept. 1, with other selections to be determined.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for KJZZ," said Randy Rigby, president of Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. "We are thrilled to broadcast Utah football and the Pac-12 to viewers in the state of Utah as well as parts of Wyoming and Nevada."
"KJZZ is proud to partner with the University of Utah," said Chris Baum, KJZZ's general manager. "Paired with our award-winning broadcast team, Utah football will be a tremendous addition to our sports lineup."
Networks aligned with the Pac-12 Conference and Utah's nonconference road opponents have first rights at telecasting Utah's games in 2011 and have already chosen Ute games against USC on Sept. 10 (Versus), Brigham Young on Sept. 17 (ESPN2) and Colorado on Nov. 25 (FSN). In addition, the ESPN and Fox family of stations reserve the right to choose additional games up to six or 12 days in advance of the game.
KJZZ will broadcast its games on Channel 14 (high definition) in Salt Lake City. KJZZ is also found on Comcast (Ch. 3 and HD Ch. 657), Dish Network (Ch. 14) and DirecTV (Ch. 14).
The KJZZ footprint includes the state of Utah, western Wyoming and northeastern Nevada.