FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 18th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA KICKS OFF “TRAINING CAMP CENTRAL” ON THURSDAY, JULY 25 AT 5:30 P.M.
Live Weekly Half-Hour Studio Show Dedicated to the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders
Training Camps, Plus News and Headlines from Around the NFL
After Debut, Program Airs Every Monday at 5:30 p.m. Until Start of 2013 NFL Season
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 18, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” today announced Training Camp Central, a live half-hour show dedicated to the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders training camps – featuring the latest team news, in-depth analysis and headlines from around the National Football League – premiering Thursday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. Training Camp Central, a seven-week episode series, airs live every Monday at 5:30 p.m. (after the season debut; check local listings), up until the start of the 2013 NFL season.
Hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), Training Camp Central will provide extensive 49ers and Raiders camp coverage with live reports from the team’s headquarters, with 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) and 49ers reporter Mindi Bach (@MBachCSN) from Santa Clara and Raiders Insider Scott Bair (@BairCSN) from Alameda; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; and expert analysis from Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN), Comcast SportsNet, NBC Sports and Yahoo! Sports NFL analysts, reporters, columnists, and other authorities from the region.
Comcast SportsNet’s expanded coverage of the 49ers and Raiders will also be featured on the network’s signature programs Yahoo! SportsTalk Live (M-F at 5 p.m.) and SportsNet Central (Nightly at 6 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.).
From an online perspective, CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com deliver complete NFL training camp coverage and showcase 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco, Raiders Insider Scott Bair and Senior Insider Ray Ratto on the site’s “49ers Talk” (@CSN49ers) and “Raiders Talk” (@CSNRaiders) sections. The sites feature the latest breaking news, roster moves, position-by-position player analysis, special web-exclusive videos and commentator blogs. CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com are the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Comcast SportsNet’s SportsNet Central and Yahoo! SportsTalk Live. Additionally, the sites utilize NBC Sports’ “Pro Football Talk” for nationally-based training camp content.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California, both part of the NBC Sports Group, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, AFL’s San Jose SaberCats 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. Comcast SportsNet 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 sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, Yahoo! SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com. Follow both networks on Twitter via @CSNAuthentic.
NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consist of 13 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with breaking news, comprehensive analysis, digital content and original programming, to more than 50 million 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, NECN, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. For more information, visit www.ComcastSportsNet.com. For more information about NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios and headshots, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.
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