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WTNH News 8 Introduces SportzEdge.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of Connecticut's local sports have a new place to call home— SportzEdge.com . SportzEdge.com is News 8's new website, dedicated to covering the teams, players and parents that participate in local sports from youth through college. SportzEdge.com offers in-depth information from Connecticut sports experts and Connecticut sports enthusiasts.

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"We are really excited about SportzEdge.com .  On SportzEdge.com we have unlimited space to follow stories and discuss issues, and post extensive raw interviews," said News 8 sports director, Noah Finz – Sports Team 8. "But what most excites me, is the ability to let contributors have their voice, through personal stories and discussions."

SportzEdge.com includes the latest little league home runs and buzzer-beating shots, as well as feature articles that will help parents make critical decisions about their child athlete's future.  Proud parents/guardians can even nominate outstanding student athletes to be the SportzEdge.com High School Athlete of the Week.

Every spectator with a mobile device or camera can become an instant contributor to SportzEdge.com. If you see it, shoot it and send it into SportzEdge.com. And, of course, if it's on SportzEdge.com, it might wind up on-air in a News 8 sportscast.

"With the onset of mobile technology and the immediacy it provides, every sports spectator and parent has the tools to become an instant content contributor," said Vice-President and General Manager of WTNH/WCTX Mark Higgins. "By highlighting viewer content, SportzEdge.com continues to build upon News 8's 'voice of the people' brand, which strives to pursue stories and topics which make a real difference in the lives of our viewers."

Though SportzEdge.com is designed with super-fans in mind, sports fans of all types will enjoy the insight into what makes Connecticut sports tick. Sports enthusiasts interested in sharing their knowledge about Connecticut sports can join Team SportzEdge by filling out a questionnaire on SportzEdge.com.

With SportzEdge.com , anyone can be a sports superstar – no athletic ability required.

About WTNH News 8

WTNH News 8 continues to set the standard for news coverage excellence in Connecticut. News 8 provides news, weather and information around the clock through its television newscasts, WTNH.com website and through its digital and mobile platforms. WTNH News 8, an ABC affiliate, and WCTX MyTV9, a My Network affiliate, serve more than 871,000 * households.

*Estimate according to Connecticut Nielsen Station Index (NSI).

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