FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 4th, 2013

COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA’S “SPORTSNET CENTRAL: HOT STOVE” RETURNS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 6:30 P.M.

Live Weekly Half-Hour Studio Show Dedicated to San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics

Offseason Activities, Plus News and Headlines from Around MLB

Program Airs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Until Start of Spring Training

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 4, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced the return of SportsNet Central: Hot Stove, a weekly live half-hour show dedicated to the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics offseason activities, the latest team news, and headlines from around Major League Baseball, premiering Tuesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m.  SportsNet Central: Hot Stove will air live Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., up until the Giants and A’s pitchers and catchers report to spring training in February.

Hosted by Henry Wofford (@HenryWoffordCSN), SportsNet Central: Hot Stove will present in-depth coverage of the Giants and A’s, as well as the other clubs from around the league, as they prepare for the 2014 MLB campaign.  SportsNet Central: Hot Stove will examine offseason player signings and trades, and will deliver up-to-the-minute local and national news; insider reports; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; and expert analysis from reporters, columnists, and other sports authorities from the region.

SportsNet Central: Hot Stove will bring in a number of special guests each week from the Giants and A’s, as well as MLB experts, including regular appearances from CSNBayArea.com’s  Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN), Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) and Joe Stiglich (@joestiglich).

Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, AFL’s San Jose SaberCats and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. Comcast SportsNet California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, Yahoo! SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com. Follow both networks on Twitter via @CSNAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 12 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with award-winning breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming to more than 50 million 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, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. For more information, visit ComcastSportsNet.com. For more information about NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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