FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
CSN MID-ATLANTIC, WIZARDS ANNOUNCE 83-GAME REGIONAL TV SCHEDULE
LIVE COVERAGE TO BE AVAILABLE TO AUTHENTICATED SUBSCRIBERS ON CSNMIDATLANTIC.COM AND NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
WIZARDS PREGAME LIVE AND WIZARDS POSTGAME LIVE RETURN TO PROVIDE EXPANDED GAMEDAY COVERAGE
Bethesda, Md. (Sept. 23, 2015) – CSN Mid-Atlantic and the Washington Wizards have announced the team’s 83-game regional television schedule for the 2015-16 NBA season, which is highlighted by 80 regular-season and three preseason games, as well as comprehensive gameday programs Wizards Pregame Live and Wizards Postgame Live.
CSN’s live coverage of the Wizards, including pregame and postgame shows, will also be streamed live on CSNmidatlantic.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app for tablets and mobile devices. The ‘TV Everywhere’ service, which debuted at the beginning of last season, allows authenticated CSN subscribers to watch from anywhere in the U.S.
CSN will tip off its schedule of live 2015-16 Wizards coverage with the preseason matchup against Philadelphia on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. CSN’s third and final preseason game, at Philadelphia on Oct. 16, will be preceded and followed by the premiere of a season preview special, Wizards Countdown to Tipoff, which will encore multiple times. CSN’s regular-season schedule of live Wizards coverage begins with the opener on Oct. 28 at Orlando.
CSN’s live-game coverage will again be led by four-time Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz and longtime analyst Phil Chenier, who are entering their 19th season together. Chris Miller will return as the courtside reporter and Wizards Insider J. Michael will again contribute to game coverage.
Wizards Pregame Live and Wizards Postgame Live will deliver comprehensive news, analysis and interviews surrounding games. The half-hour shows will feature Miller and Frank Hanrahan as alternating hosts, with Ron Thompson serving as lead analyst. Tony Massenburg and Cory Alexander will also provide analysis for select shows.
CSN’s daily news program, Geico SportsNet Central, will offer expanded Wizards news, features and interviews throughout the season at 10:30 p.m. and 12 a.m. In addition, SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell, which airs weekdays at 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., will feature Wizards commentary, debate and interviews.
Led by CSNmidatlantic.com and the CSN Mid-Atlantic mobile app, CSN’s digital media properties will continue to feature comprehensive written, video and interactive content covering the Wizards all season. Fans can also follow the coverage on Twitter at @CSNWizards and join the conversation by using #WizardsTalk.
The Wizards regional TV schedule this season will include 70 games on CSN and 13 games on CSN Plus. For information regarding CSN Plus channel location, check with your provider or go to CSNmidatlantic.com.
(See below for the 2015-16 Wizards TV schedule)
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, MLS’s D.C. United, Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 500 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.7 million homes. CSN Mid-Atlantic’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNmidatlantic.com, is the region’s top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow CSN Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of NBC Sports Group, consists of 10 regional networks that deliver more than 2,200 live sporting events annually, along with award-winning breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming to more than 43 million homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, which serves Baltimore and Washington D.C., Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and SportsNet New York. For additional information, visit ComcastSportsNet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.