WSBT has been assigned the Bears game by CBS on 9/8. If you're a Bears fan, you're thrilled. If you're a Colts fan, not so much.
It's always a difficult situation for us at WSBT when both the Colts and the Bears are playing in the same window on CBS. Because of the number of fans of both teams in our viewing area, many people are disappointed when this happens. As you may recall, WSBT has been in this situation a few times the last few years and no matter which game we have, there is a contingent of fans who are upset that their game isn’t on. We understand, but we can, unfortunately, only air one game. In the past, we asked CBS if we could air the other game on our second station, SBT2. However, CBS and the NFL will only permit CBS affiliated stations to air those games and SBT2 is not a CBS affiliate.
Fortunately, this conflict occurs only this one time this season. Colts fans can rest assured that WSBT will be assigned all remaining Colts games airing on CBS for the rest of the season and we will also have the only other Bears game airing on CBS this season which is on 11/17 against Baltimore.