FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 4th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO LAUNCH “PHILLY SPORTS TALK” ON APRIL 8
Michael Barkann to Host New Show Focusing on Trending Topics in Sports News and Entertainment
Philly Sports Talk will Tap into Resources from NBC’s Family of Companies
PHILADELPHIA- (March 4, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, Philadelphia’s source for comprehensive local sports coverage, announces the launch of “Philly Sports Talk.” This new sports news and entertainment program will debut on Monday, April 8 at 5 p.m. and will air weekdays on Comcast SportsNet.
Hosted by Michael Barkann, “Philly Sports Talk” will engage and inform the viewers on the trending topics in Philadelphia sports and from around the globe. Philadelphia Daily News writers will continue to contribute to the program but additional guests including local and national media members, coaches, players, radio personalities and others from the sports and entertainment industry will appear on the program. Comcast SportsNet will also tap into the NBCUniversal portfolio with guests from NBC’s family of companies.
“Philly Sports Talk will match the energy and passion of Philadelphia sports fans with entertaining and informative debates on the hot topics of the day,” said Comcast SportsNet President Brian Monihan. “We have a great relationship with the Philadelphia Daily News and are thrilled that they will continue to contribute to this new program.”
“We’re excited about this dynamic, interactive show, that will focus on breaking news and hot issues that are important to Philly sports fans,” said Comcast SportsNet Vice President of News Programming Michelle Murray.
Viewers’ opinions will be incorporated into the show and they will weigh in on the topics throughout the program. Fans can join the conversation by logging onto Comcast SportsNet’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/CSNPhilly) or on Twitter by following @CSNPhilly and Michael Barkann @MBarkannCSN, and by using the hashtag #PhillySportsTalk.
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, part of the NBC Sports Group, is the leading regional sports network reaching more than three million viewers in and around Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together with The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia provides local sports fans with the most sports coverage including more than 550 live game broadcasts of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, plus NCAA coverage, as well as Emmy Award-winning sports news and analysis. Visit CSNPhilly.com for more information.
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.