FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA KICK OFF 2017 OAKLAND RAIDERS COVERAGE
“Raiders Central” Presented by State Farm, New Weekly Half-Hour Program
“Raiders Press Conference Live” Presented by State Farm
Coach Jack Del Rio’s Press Conference the Day After Every Game
Raiders & NFL Analysis and Spirited Commentary on Signature Program “The Happy Hour”
with Greg Papa, Ray Ratto & Kelli Johnson
NBCSportsCalifornia.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Raiders & NFL News, Analysis,
Exclusive Video and the “Raiders Insider Podcast” with Scott Bair
Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports California & NFL Personalities’
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 7, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Raiders Fan,” is set to kick off the 2017 NFL season with complete “Sunday to Sunday” coverage that includes: the debut of Raiders Central – a weekly 30-minute preview and analysis show; season-long Raiders and NFL analysis and commentary on Raiders Press Conference Live and The Happy Hour; and comprehensive news, insider reports and exclusive video on NBCSportsCalifornia.com. Plus, the network will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms – including live game-day content from the Oakland Coliseum at every Raiders home game – on Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSRaiders).
Lineup of Raiders and NFL related programming for the season:
Raiders Central – Raiders Central, a new weekly half-hour program, debuts on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area. Throughout the 2017 NFL season, Raiders Central features interviews with players, coaches and alumni, examines the key plays from the previous week’s game, and provides an in-depth preview of the Raiders’ upcoming opponents. The show can be seen regularly on Thursdays with re-airs throughout the week on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for air dates and times.
Raiders Press Conference Live – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsCalifornia.com will present Raiders Press Conference Live – coverage from Coach Jack Del Rio’s weekly press conference – the day following games. The network will provide a live, uninterrupted feed from the Raiders practice facility in Alameda. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times. Later in the day, at 4 p.m., the network will air a half-hour condensed version of Del Rio’s press conference.
The Happy Hour – The Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto, along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS) – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area, and re-airs at 6 p.m. on NBC Sports California. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Raiders and NFL preview and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.
The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:
- Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, Re-airs on NBC Sports California
- Streaming live on the NBC Sports App
- Live audio streaming via NBCSportsBayArea.com
- Archived podcasts available on NBCSportsBayArea.com
NBCSportsCalifornia.com – NBCSportsCalifornia.com delivers complete Raiders and NFL coverage and showcases Raiders Insider Scott Bair and Senior Insider Ray Ratto provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and two regular podcasts: “The Raiders Insider Podcast” and “The Happy Hour Podcast.” NBCSportsCalifornia.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences and content from the network’s news programming.
Social Media – Throughout the 2017 NFL season, NBC Sports California will deliver extensive original content across the network and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Plus, NBC Sports California will present live game-day content from the Oakland Coliseum at every Raiders home game.
NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, 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. NBC Sports 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 game broadcasts per year. NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.
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