FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 27th, 2013
COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF THE 2013-14 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: 71 HIGH DEFINITION BROADCASTS, EXTENSIVE PRE AND POSTGAME PROGRAMS AND EXTENDED COVERAGE ON CSNPHILLY.COM
Hour-Long Pregame Live Airs from Cure Club on Opening Night
Philadelphia, PA (September 27, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet ushers in the most comprehensive Flyers coverage with 71 high definition game broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network. In addition to live game coverage, the network will air pre and postgame shows, “The Orange Line” weekly magazine show and have extensive online coverage at CSNPhilly.com.
Throughout the season, Flyers fans can catch the latest team developments, game previews and opposing team analysis from Tim Panaccio and Sarah Baicker on “Philly Sports Talk,” “SportsNite,” “Flyers Pregame Live,” “Flyers Postgame Live,” and online at CSNPhilly.com. Fans can interact with every show on Twitter by using the hashtag #FlyersTalk.
Flyers High Definition Broadcasts
Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network will air all 71 games in high definition. The Emmy-Award winning broadcast team of Jim Jackson, Steve Coates, Keith Jones and Bill Clement return to bring viewers all the action from the puck drop to the final horn. The latest in X-MO camera technology will provide state of the art frame-rate adjusted HD slo-motion replays. In addition several select home telecasts will feature players wearing a microphone during the game to bring the viewer unprecedented access. The full TV schedule can be found on CSNPhilly.com.
This year’s broadcast will also feature updated graphics and animation elements that will enhance the viewers’ experience by providing current stats, highlights and replays throughout the game.
Flyers Pregame and Postgame Live
Comcast SportsNet provides fans with the most comprehensive coverage before and after every Flyers game. Hosts Michael Barkann and John Boruk tap into Comcast SportsNet’s roster of hockey experts, including former Flyers Rick Tocchet and Bill Clement, Flyers broadcaster Steve Coates and hockey analyst Al Morganti to provide viewers with insightful analysis and lively debate. Fans will also hear from key players and coach Peter Laviolette’s press conference.
Season Opener – October 2
On Wednesday, October 2, Comcast SportsNet will have coverage of the Flyers season opener beginning at 5 p.m. with “Philly Sports Talk,” followed by “SportsNite” at 6 p.m. A special hour-long edition of “Flyers Pregame Live” from the CURE Club in the Wells Fargo Center begins at 6:30 p.m. and features host John Boruk and analysts Rick Tocchet and Al Morganti. “Flyers Postgame Live,” will air immediately after the game on Comcast SportsNet.
The Orange Line – Debuts Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30 p.m.
“The Orange Line,” a magazine show featuring the on and off ice stories of the Philadelphia Flyers airs every Tuesday during hockey season. Each week host John Boruk gives fans an all-access look inside the locker room and follows the Flyers off the ice. The show will also include interviews with the key players and coaches and will explore the franchise’s deep history. Flyers Insiders and analysts will provide the latest buzz around the team.
“The Orange Line” debuts air on Comcast SportsNet on Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30 p.m. It will air every Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet and Wednesday’s at 10 p.m. on The Comcast Network.
Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio and CSNPhilly.com Flyers Producer Sarah Baicker will have daily coverage of the Flyers, including breaking news, extensive video and in-depth features. They will also provide live reports for “Philly Sports Talk,” “SportsNite,” Flyers Pre and Postgame Live, and “The Orange Line.”
CSNPhilly.com will also host the weekly web-only feature, “Dropping the Gloves” with John Boruk and Tim Panaccio. Fans can join the conversation by using the hashtag #FlyersTalk.
Fans can also follow all Flyers online during the game with “In-Game Live,” which allows fans to follow the game live with play by play, in-progress stats and tweets from Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers reporters. Fans can follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSNPhilly or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/csnphilly.
Fans can follow all the Flyers news on Twitter by using the #FlyersTalk and following the network’s hockey experts on the social media site:
Michael Barkann @MBarkannCSN
John Boruk: @JBorukCSN
Tim Panaccio: @TpanotchCSN
Sarah Baicker: @SBaickerCSN
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