FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
“EDGY TIM” O’HALLORAN JOINS COMCAST SPORTSNET AS ITS ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL EXPERT FOR EXCLUSIVE ON-AIR & ONLINE CONTENT, SHOWCASING EXTENSION OF NBC SPORTS-YAHOO! SPORTS ALLIANCE
Veteran local preps football expert to debut exclusive multi-platform content for CSNChicago.com beginning August 1, which will include creation of a new digital show for CSNChicago.com & EdgyTim.com;
New partnership to also include weekly appearances on Comcast SportsNet’s preps news & highlights show, “High School Lites,” beginning August 30,
along with regular appearances on “SportsNet Central” and “SportsTalk Live”
Chicago, IL (July 16, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, has formed an exclusive content partnership agreement with veteran Illinois high school football sports writer/recruiting authority “Edgy Tim” O’Halloran to be its local preps football expert effective August 1.
Known as one of the nation’s top preps sports writers whose work is showcased on Rivals.com from Yahoo! Sports via EdgyTim.com, “Edgy Tim” (@EDGYTIM), will provide multiple, exclusive, written feature stories each week for CSNChicago.com, focusing on Chicago-area high school football players, coaches, team profiles, recruiting news/notes, game previews/recaps, general interest articles, player rankings, along with his popular, weekly Top 20 team “Power Rankings.” Plus, Comcast SportsNet and “Edgy Tim” will co-create original videos, including a new, weekly, digital show that will appear on EdgyTim.com, CSNChicago.com and all mobile devices.
In addition, “Edgy Tim” will also make weekly appearances on Comcast SportsNet’s Friday night preps news & highlights show, High School Lites, beginning with the season premiere on Friday, August 30 at 11:00 PM CT, along with regular appearances throughout the season on two of the network’s signature shows, SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live.
“’Edgy Tim’ has built a stellar reputation for himself and his brand as the state’s go-to preps football and recruiting expert and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him share his passion and deep knowledge for the game with our television viewers, web and mobile visitors and social media audience,” said T.K. Gore, Sr. Director of Digital Media for Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “This partnership is another perfect example of the growing cross-platform alliance between Yahoo! Sports, the NBC Sports Group and its regional sports networks.”
“Edgy Tim,” a native of Calumet City, IL, attended Thornton Fractional North H.S. and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He currently resides in Channahon, IL. In addition to his own popular website, EdgyTim.com, he also most recently contributed preps sports content for the Chicago Tribune, along with a variety of other publications throughout the state of Illinois.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year. In addition, CSN delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as the Chicago Bears, along with Emmy Award-winning regional sports news and analysis via SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live. Through the network’s growing digital platform, CSNChicago.com, Chicago sports fans tap into the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online destination for breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, multimedia video clips, blogs and standout coverage from CSNChicago.com’s team of “Insiders.”
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