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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO DEBUT LIVE, WEEKLY BULLS/NBA INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION SHOW BEGINNING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

“Full Court Press presented by Buffalo Wild Wings,” co-hosted by Mark Schanowski & Kendall Gill, to premiere Tuesday, February 12 LIVE at 5:00 PM CT 

CSNChicago.com to provide a fully-interactive Live Chat for every show, along with heavy social media interaction, plus – live commentary from Bulls “Insider” Aggrey Sam

 Chicago, IL (February 5, 2013) Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Bulls, has announced it will debut a new, live, weekly series entitled Full Court Press presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, dedicated to the latest Bulls and NBA news, player/team analysis and much more starting next week.  The debut airing of Full Court Press will take place on Tuesday, February 12 — LIVE at 5:00 PM, exclusively on Comcast SportsNet.

Full Court Press will be co-hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Bulls Pre/Post Game Live tandem of Mark Schanowski and Kendall Gill, along with commentary & insight from CSNChicago.com’s Bulls “Insider” Aggrey Sam, plus – special guests (including players, coaches and General Managers) from the local/national basketball scene are also scheduled to appear each week.

This weekly, half-hour studio show will closely examine and address every key Bulls/NBA breaking news item, roster move and more in “BullsTalk” segments, along with providing exclusive player/coach/front office personnel interviews, extensive video highlights and expert analysis from reporters/columnists/additional basketball authorities from around the country – all with an emphasis on how what’s happening in the NBA affects the Bulls.  From February 12 to the end of regular season in mid-April, Full Court Press will air live every Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 PM with an 11:30 PM replay on Tuesday evenings (additional re-airs can also be seen throughout the week; visit csnchicago.com/tvlisting for listings updates).

From an online standpoint, Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, will provide a LIVE CHAT every Tuesday at 5:00 PM that will enable viewers to directly interact with the Full Court Press crew and show guests by generating show content through Twitter utilizing the hashtag #FCPCSN along with the Twitter handles of Schanowski (@MarkSchanowski), Gill (@KendallG13), Sam (@CSNBullsInsider) and “BullsTalk” (@BullsTalkCSN) to share fan perspectives and opinion.  Plus, fans can follow Comcast SportsNet (@CSNChicago) and Bulls game analyst Stacey King (@Sky21King) throughout the season for the latest Bulls/NBA updates & commentary.  In addition, CSNChicago.com will launch a special Full Court Press page that will not only host the live chat, but will also include video, polls, news and a Twitter module, aggregating all #Bulls, #BullsTalk and #FCPCSN tweets.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.  The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY.  NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming.  For more information, visit CSNChicago.com or ComcastSportNet.com.                                                      

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