FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 8th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES 2013 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AND OAKLAND A’S SPRING TRAINING ON-AIR/ONLINE COVERAGE
Comprehensive Cactus League Coverage on Chronicle Live, SportsNet Central
and CSNBayArea.com/CSNCalifornia.com Begins Monday, Feb. 11
Spring Training Telecasts Begin Tuesday, March 12 from Scottsdale Stadium
Giants vs. San Diego Padres on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
A’s vs. Los Angeles Dodgers from Phoenix Municipal Stadium
on Sunday, March 24 on Comcast SportsNet California
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 8, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” will provide San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s fans the region’s most in-depth on-air and online Cactus League coverage beginning Monday, Feb. 11 and continuing throughout spring training, with live reports from Arizona on Chronicle Live, SportsNet Central and CSNBayArea.com/CSNCalifornia.com. Additionally, the network will air five spring training games (three Giants and two A’s).
Chronicle Live, presented by Farmers Insurance (Monday-Friday at 5 p.m.), and hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), and SportsNet Central, the network’s signature news show, presented by AT&T U-verse (6 p.m.) & Hyundai (10:30 p.m.), will provide daily, live reports from Phoenix with A’s reporter Kate Longworth (@KLongworthCSN) and A’s Insider Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattCSN) and from Scottsdale with Giants reporter Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) and Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs); player updates and progress reports; interviews with players, front office staff and local and national baseball experts; and news from around Major League Baseball and spring training. SportsNet Central: Raising Arizona, a live half-hour show with the latest team developments and analysis, airs Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. with re-airs that evening.
CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com deliver comprehensive 24/7 Giants, A’s and MLB coverage and showcase Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly, A’s Insider Casey Pratt and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) on the website’s “Giants Talk” (@CSNGiants) and “Athletics Talk” (@CSNAthletics) sections. Fans can stay on top of the latest spring training news and developments with online chats, analysis and breakdown, special web-exclusive videos, commentator blogs and photo slideshows. CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com are together the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Comcast SportsNet’s SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live. Follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter @CSNAuthentic and search #GiantsTalk and #AthleticsTalk for the latest Giants and A’s news and updates.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will telecast three Giants preseason games this season, two from Scottsdale Stadium against the San Diego Padres (March 12) and the Oakland A’s (March 23), and a Bay Bridge Series game against the A’s at AT&T Park (March 28).
Comcast SportsNet California will air two A’s preseason games – the first on Sunday, March 24 at 1 p.m. against the Los Angeles Dodgers from Phoenix Municipal Stadium and the second on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. versus the San Francisco Giants from Oakland.
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, see ComcastSportsNet.com.