FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 28th, 2013
NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS KICK OFF UNPRECEDENTED APRIL SCHEDULE OF LIVE SPORTS
Major-Market Networks Featuring Premier Teams Offer Live Coverage of
318 Games and 1022 Hours of Live News and Analysis
NEW YORK (March 28, 2013)— As the NBA and NHL drive hard to the playoffs, MLS action kicks into gear and hope springs eternal for millions of baseball fans, the month of April holds a special place in the hearts and minds of sports fans from coast to coast — and the NBC Sports Regional Networks team is ready. Delivering comprehensive coverage of the teams that matter most to more than 50 million U.S. homes, NBC Sports Regional Networks’ lineup of big-market RSNs will collectively provide live coverage of 318 events and more than 1,022 hours of live news and analysis throughout thirty of the most exciting days on the sports calendar.
“It’s all hands on deck and April may be the best time of the year to see why our coverage is so important to fans in our markets,” said Tom Stathakes, Senior VP of Production, Programming and Station Operations. “Our approach puts resources where they matter most to our viewers, directly into producing unparalleled coverage of their favorite teams night after night.”
NBC Sports Regional Networks, serving leading sports markets across the country including eight of the Top-10 TV markets, are home to 25 MLB, NBA, NHL, and MLS franchises. In addition to live game coverage, each network provides locally-produced live pre- and post-game analysis shows as well as live sports news, talk and opinion covering all the significant developments in each market every day.
About NBC Sports Regional Networks:
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, visit ComcastSportNet.com. For more information about NBC Sports Group shows and properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.