How To Watch Carolina Panthers Preseason Games (2023)

By David Glenn
North Carolina Sports Network

Carolina Panthers fans who want an early look at new head coach Frank Reich and new quarterback/#1 overall draft pick Bryce Young in actual game action have two television options for the team’s three preseason games.

Here’s the Panthers’ 2023 preseason schedule, which starts today:

Date, Time, Opponent, TV Options
Aug. 12, 4 pm, Jets, NFL Network/Panthers TV Network
Aug. 18, 7 pm, at Giants, NFL Network/ Panthers TV Network
Aug. 25, 8 pm, Lions, CBS/Panthers TV Network

As indicated, one option is to watch the games via their national broadcasts; two preseason games will be carried by the NFL Network, the other by CBS. However, depending on your location and provider, those national options may be blacked out in your area.

The other option is to watch the games via their regional broadcasts on the Panthers Television Network, a collection of local TV stations spread across North Carolina, South Carolina and parts of Georgia and Virginia.

The regional broadcasts will have Taylor Zarzour as the play-by-play voice, with Panthers legend Steve Smith handling color commentary and Carla Gebhart as the sideline reporter.

Here’s a list of Panthers Television Network stations whose reach is entirely or partly in North Carolina:

Cities/Region Covered, Station, Network

Charlotte/Concord/Gastonia/Huntersville, WJZY, FOX
Greensboro/Asheboro/Burlington/High Point/Winston-Salem, WFMY, CBS
Greenville/New Bern/Washington, WITN, NBC
Outer Banks/Tidewater-Va, WVEC, ABC
Raleigh/Apex/Cary/Chapel Hill/Durham/Fayetteville/Rocky Mount, WRAL and WRAZ, NBC/FOX
Wilmington, WSFX, FOX

The full list of Panthers Television Network affiliates (beyond North Carolina) can be found at