FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 7th, 2017
NBC SPORTS BAY AREA KICKS OFF 2017 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS COVERAGE
Former 49ers Quarterback Jeff Garcia Joins Network as Analyst for
“49ers Pregame Live,” “49ers Postgame Live” and “The 49ers Insider Podcast”
“49ers Game Plan” Presented by Nissan, New 30-Minute Show Featuring Weekly Sit-Down
with Head Coach Kyle Shanahan or General Manager John Lynch, Debuts Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m.
on NBC Bay Area, Re-Airs at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area
“49ers Pregame Live” Presented by Toyota (Season Premiere) Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m.
Prior to 49ers/Panthers; Show to Originate from the Faithful Mile Before Every Home Game
“49ers Postgame Live” presented by Esurance, “The Official Postgame Show of the 49ers”
(Season Premiere) Immediately Following Season Opener
“49ers Central” (Season Premiere) Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m.
“49ers Press Conference Live” (Season Premiere) Monday, Sept. 11
NBCSportsBayArea.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long 49ers & NFL News, Analysis,
Exclusive Video and “The 49ers Insider Podcast” with Matt Maiocco & Jeff Garcia
Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports Bay Area & NFL Personalities’
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – September 7, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic 49ers Fan,” is set to kick off the 2017 NFL season with complete “Sunday to Sunday” coverage that includes: former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia (@JeffGarciaJGFA) joining the network’s 49ers coverage team; the debut of 49ers Game Plan – featuring a weekly sit-down with either head coach Kyle Shanahan or general manager John Lynch; in-depth game day coverage with 49ers Pregame Live and 49ers Postgame Live; season-long 49ers and NFL news and analysis on 49ers Press Conference Live, 49ers Central and The Happy Hour; and comprehensive 49ers and NFL news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsBayArea.com. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms – including live game-day content from Levi’s® Stadium at every 49ers home game – on Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCS49ers).
NBC Sports Bay Area’s lineup of 49ers and NFL related programming for the season:
NEW THIS SEASON:
49ers analyst Jeff Garcia – Former 49ers quarterback (1999-2003) Jeff Garcia will serve as an NBC Sports Bay Area analyst on 49ers Pregame Live and 49ers Postgame Live, and will co-host “The 49ers Insider Podcast” with NBCSportsBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS). The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback also played for the Cleveland Browns (2004), Detroit Lions (2005), Philadelphia Eagles (2006, 2009) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2007-2008). Garcia, a native of Gilroy, threw 161 touchdowns and passed for 25,537 yards in his 11-year NFL career. Following his career at San Jose State University (1991-1993), he played for the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders (1994-1998), where he was a four-time West Division All-Star and won a Grey Cup championship.
49ers Game Plan presented by Nissan – 49ers Game Plan – hosted by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dave Feldman (@FeldyNBCS) – is a new, half-hour program featuring a weekly sit-down with either 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan or general manager John Lynch, that will debut on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 9 p.m. on NBC Bay Area, and will re-air at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area. Each week during the NFL season, Shanahan or Lynch will provide The Faithful with an insightful preview of the 49ers’ next opponent, and a recap the team’s previous game. 49ers Game Plan will also include features, game highlights, and interviews with current and former players, coaches, front office personnel and other insiders. 49ers Game Plan will air on NBC Bay Area on Saturdays, and will re-air 10 p.m. on Saturdays on NBC Sports Bay Area. Visit NBCBayArea.com and NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.
49ERS GAME-DAY PROGRAMS:
49ers Pregame Live presented by Toyota – Prior to every home game at Levi’s® Stadium, NBC Sports Bay Area kicks off its 49ers game day coverage with 49ers Pregame Live – the only live, locally produced 49ers pregame show. 49ers Pregame Live – a one-hour show that debuts on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus before the 49ers/Panthers game – provides the latest game day news, player updates, a detailed game preview and analysis, and on-field pregame reports. 49ers Pregame Live is hosted by NBC Sports Bay Area’s Dave Feldman, former 49ers defensive end and Super Bowl XXIX champion Dennis Brown (@DTBrownSF), and former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia. Plus, NBCSportsBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco will provide additional pregame coverage with up-to-the-minute game day information. 49ers Pregame Live will broadcast live from the Faithful Mile – the official tailgate party location of 49ers games at Levi’s® Stadium – one hour prior to every home game. Fans are encouraged to attend the live broadcasts and to pick up free NBC Sports Bay Area giveaways.
49ers Postgame Live presented by Esurance – Beginning Sunday, Sept. 10, immediately following the 49ers’ season opener against the Panthers (approx. 4 p.m.) on NBC Sports Bay Area, 49ers Postgame Live, “the official postgame show of the 49ers,” continues to be the leading destination for The Faithful, with comprehensive one-hour coverage featuring in-depth game analysis, locker room interviews and player reactions, full coverage of Coach Shanahan’s and key players’ press conferences and a preview of the following week’s game. 49ers Postgame Live is hosted by Dave Feldman and features detailed postgame analysis from Dennis Brown and Jeff Garcia. Matt Maiocco will also provide immediate postgame interviews and reaction from 49ers players and coaches. 49ers Postgame Live will broadcast from the field after home games.
WEEKLY 49ERS PROGRAMS:
49ers Press Conference Live – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com will present 49ers Press Conference Live – coverage from Coach Shanahan’s weekly press conference – the day following games. The network will provide a live, uninterrupted feed from the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times. Later in the day, at 4:30 p.m., NBC Sports Bay Area will air a half-hour condensed version of Shanahan’s press conference that will be hosted by Dave Feldman, with analysis from Dennis Brown and NBCSportsBayArea.com Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS), and Matt Maiocco reporting from Santa Clara.
49ers Central – 49ers Central, a half-hour show, is hosted by Dave Feldman along with weekly contributions from 49ers analysts Dennis Brown and 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco. Throughout the 2017 NFL season, 49ers Central will feature interviews with players and coaches, examine the pivotal plays from the previous week’s game, and provides extensive analysis of the 49ers’ upcoming opponents. The season debut of 49ers Central is on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. and the show can be seen regularly on Thursdays with re-airs throughout the week. Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.
The Happy Hour – The Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto, along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS) – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth 49ers and NFL preview and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.
The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:
- Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
- Streaming live on the NBC Sports App
- Live audio streaming via NBCSportsBayArea.com
- Archived podcasts available on NBCSportsBayArea.com
49ERS DIGITAL CONTENT:
NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete 49ers and NFL coverage and showcases 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and Senior Insider Ray Ratto and provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and two regular podcasts: “The 49ers Insider Podcast” with Matt Maiocco & Jeff Garcia and “The Happy Hour Podcast.” NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences; and content from the network’s news programming.
NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – Throughout the 2017 NFL season, NBC Sports Bay Area will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Levi’s® Stadium at every 49ers home game.
NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, 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. NBC Sports 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 game broadcasts per year. NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips. Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.
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