FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET SET TO KICK OFF UNPRECEDENTED APRIL SCHEDULE OF LIVE SPORTS TELECASTS
Starting Monday, April 1, Comcast SportsNet to Televise 82 Live Events Featuring
the Giants, A’s, Warriors, Kings, Sharks, Earthquakes & SaberCats
and over 110 Hours of News and Analysis Programming in Just 30 Days
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 28, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” is set to deliver thirty of the most anticipated and exciting days on the sports calendar in the month of April, with 82 live game telecasts – featuring the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, A.L. West champion Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes and San Jose SaberCats – and over 110 hours of live sports news and analysis programming.
Next month, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California will televise 82 live games, which include 24 Giants, 26 A’s, seven Warriors, eight Kings, 13 Sharks, three Earthquakes and one SaberCats games. The networks expect to add more game telecasts to the schedule during the NBA and NHL playoffs. Plus, Comcast SportsNet will air 205 live studio shows – with more than 110 hours of programming – with SportsNet Central, Chronicle Live and Pregame Live and Postgame Live.
April kicks off in a big way with a telecast hat-trick on Monday, April 1, as Comcast SportsNet Bay Area leads off the coverage with the Giants’ season opener against N.L. West rival Los Angeles Dodgers from Dodger Stadium at 1 p.m. Coverage begins at 12 noon with Giants Pregame Live. The game will be immediately followed by Giants Postgame Live, SportsNet Central and a special edition of Chronicle Live from Dodger Stadium. On Comcast SportsNet California, the A’s begin their 2013 MLB campaign as they host A.L. West Division rival Seattle Mariners at 7 p.m. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. with A’s Pregame Live. The game will be immediately followed by A’s Postgame Live. On Comcast SportsNet Plus, the Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30 p.m.
“Our game coverage and news and analysis programming in April is unprecedented,” said Ted Griggs, President of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. “Bay Area sports fans have come to rely on Comcast SportsNet for the region’s most comprehensive and insightful coverage of the local teams, and we look forward to presenting over 80 live game telecasts, along with over 110 hours of live studio programming. And as the Warriors and Sharks continue their push towards the playoffs, we fully expect to expand our telecast schedules by as many as eight to fourteen additional games. We’re pleased to provide our viewers a robust schedule of local sports coverage, which is arguably one of the best sports programming lineups in the nation.”
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.