Teams will include the College Park Skyhawks of the NBA G League. High school football games, which already air on Peachtree TV, will come from through Score Atlanta. Schrader said they will also air hockey from the Atlanta Gladiators and the Savannah Ghost Pirates of the ECHL, the Georgia Swarm of the National Lacrosse League, and ultimate disc from the Atlanta Hustle of the American Ultimate Disc League.
He said while younger people don’t watch as much linear TV, they will be more willing to watch live events like sports.
When live sports games aren’t available, Peachtree Sports Network will run repeats of the World Poker Tour and other events and the Atlanta News First sports team will do a regular sports news program.
Gray will also offer sports on channels in Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Macon, and Savannah in the coming months.
Atlanta-based Gray Television is one of the largest TV station owners in the country with stations in 113 television markets. Gray is also about to open Assembly, a film and TV studio on the site of a former General Motors plant in Doraville. A planned second phase with a public park has been delayed.