Fan Experience Kicks off 10/17 on Twitch, Continuing
with a Special Presentation of the Critically
Acclaimed Buffy the Musical Episode
Baltimore, MD – October 12, 2022 –
Sinclair Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: SBGI) announced COMET,
the free over-the-air broadcast network for sci-fi fans, will host a series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer watch parties on Twitch, the interactive livestreaming service. The watch parties will be available
for fans to join for free each Monday during the month of October, beginning on
the 17th, from 6:30p – 8:30p ET.
Twitch watch parties will be hosted by Buffy the Vampire Slayer
superfans and include a 30-minute pre-show (6:30p ET) followed by a 30-minute
post-show (8:30-9p ET). In addition to the Twitch streamers and fan
interaction, there will be surprise guests stopping by for a Q&A discussion
about the show, and insider info on that week’s episode.
The Vampire Slayer airs on COMET every weeknight at 7p
ET and has delivered a 21% increase in
primetime ratings since its June premiere on the network,*
The Twitch fan experience will culminate on Halloween, the
network’s 7th anniversary,
with a special airing of the series’ musical episode “Once More, with Feeling”
and an appearance by James Marsters, who starred as Spike in the long
running hit network series.
Viewers can join Twitch streamers Ozzaworld, CriticalBard, Courtilly,
and LaWhooligan to be a part of
the conversation at Twitch.tv/BuffyOnComet or CometTV.com/Buffy.
“COMET is the only broadcast network destination for
passionate sci-fi fans with hit TV series and movies,” said Derek Van Nostran,
Senior Director of Marketing. “As a leader in sci-fi fandom, COMET’s 13 million
monthly viewers are 24% more likely than
average to participate in cosplay and 30% more likely to be avid comic book
readers, delivering the ideal audience to join the watch parties
and be a part of the conversation.”
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company
and a leading provider of local
news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television
stations in 86 markets; owns multiple national networks including Tennis
Channel and Stadium; has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast
networks and owns and/or
operates 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via
multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program
distributors, and digital and streaming platforms NewsON and STIRR. The Company
regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be
accessed at www.sbgi.net.
* August and
September 22, Nielsen P35-64, 7-9p ET