PIX11 PARTNERS WITH THE UNITED WAR VETERANS COUNCIL
NEW YORK, October 19, 2017 –PIX11 has partnered with The United War Veterans Council for the third consecutive year serve as the broadcast media partner for the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest commemoration of service in the nation. This year, 40,000 participants from 30 states are expected to march in the parade.
On November 11, PIX11 will air the parade from noon to 3 p.m. and stream it on PIX11.com. Together the United War Veterans Council and PIX11 will bring the stories of veterans to the broader public emphasizing the importance of service and personal sacrifice.
PIX11 will provide full coverage of the parade from 12-3pm, with PIX11 Morning News anchors Betty Nguyen and Dan Mannarino on-site from Fifth Avenue as the parade marches from 26th Street to 53rd Street. PIX11will also air several segments and vignettes on PIX11 News, pix11.com and all social platforms- highlighting special service members and military stories in our community. PIX11 also will air a 60-minute parade recap special on Saturday, November 18 at 4pm ET.
Additionally, Tribune’s South Florida television station, WSFL, will air the live parade broadcast on November 11th.
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including over 300 Emmy® Awards, including multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast. PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. In 2014, PIX11 announced a long-term, exclusive content and marketing partnership with the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit http://www.pix11.com.
ABOUT THE UNITED WAR VETERANS COUNCIL:
The United War Veterans Council, Inc. (UWVC) is a 501-(c) (19) non-profit organization that honors and supports veterans and their families through advocacy, services, and sustainability programs. We produce the New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest commemoration of service in the nation. 2017 Parade sponsors include JP Morgan Chase & Co., UWVC Recycling, Cushman & Wakefield, A&E Networks/HISTORY, Wounded Warrior Project and First Data. Since our inception, the UWVC has been a non-political, non-partisan organization, with no agenda or purpose other than convening and mobilizing diverse communities to ensure government, the private sector, and the general public expand their support for veterans and their families. We represent the mosaic of the veterans’ community, encompassing veterans of all eras and backgrounds. Engage online at http://www.uwvc.org / FB / Twitter using #NYCVetsParade, #4RVets, #TogetherForward and #VetsDayUSA.