Petry Television, repping more than 150 television stations in 35 states, has been appointed the exclusive national ad sales rep for WVUE-TV/DT, the FOX affiliate in New Orleans and the station home of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.
The announcement was made by Val Napolitano, President and CEO of Petry Television, and Joe Cook, President of Louisiana Media Company, LLC, and GM of WVUE-TV Fox 8.
WVUE was New Orleans’ second station when it went on the air in 1953 as WJMR-TV, and has been the market’s FOX station since 1996. It is carried on both the Charter and Cox regional cable systems and also be found on other cable systems in Louisiana and Mississippi, as well as on AT&T’s U-verse system in the region. WVUE-TV is owned by Louisiana Media Company, LLC, itself principally owned by Saints owner Tom Benson, which acquired the station from Emmis Communications in 2008.