FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES MULTIPLATFORM PHILLIES COVERAGE FOR THE 2018 SEASON
158 Game broadcasts on NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia+ and NBC10
At the Yard and Krukcast Podcasts Return for Second Season
April 3 Game Airs Exclusively on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com
and the NBC Sports App
PHILADELPHIA- (March 22, 2018) – NBC Sports Philadelphia, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies, ushers in comprehensive multi-platform coverage in 2018 with live game broadcasts, pre and postgame shows, podcasts, and access on social and digital media.
The broadcast team of Tom McCarthy, John Kruk, Ben Davis and Gregg Murphy return for their second season together. Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt reprises his “Weekends with Schmidt,” for all home weekend broadcasts.
In 2018, 158 Phillies games will air on the NBC family of networks with 138 airing on NBC Sports Philadelphia, 12 on NBC10 and eight on NBC Sports Philadelphia+. The full 2018 Phillies schedule can be found on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com.
In a first for the network, the Phillies vs. Mets game on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. will be exclusively live streamed, accessible on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and on the NBC Sports app. As previously announced, the Sixers and Flyers’ games on April 3 at 7 p.m. are scheduled on NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+, respectively.
Before every game on NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia+ and NBC10, viewers can catch the latest team developments, game previews and opposing team analysis on “Phillies Pregame Live.” Following each match-up, Phillies fans get a game breakdown with stats and highlights, and a look ahead to the next game on “Phillies Postgame Live.” Other features include manager Gabe Kapler’s press conferences and reaction from the clubhouse. Former Phillies players Ricky Bottalico and Tommy Greene offer their analysis during Phillies pre and postgame shows this season.
Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury provides extensive player, coaches and management interviews, plus breaking news and in-depth features on all of NBC Sports Philadelphia’s platforms. You won’t want to miss his always informative, and entertaining podcast available here: At The Yard.
John Kruk’s Krukcast podcast returns for a second season. This year John will be joined by special guests,as he gives his unique insight and analysis of the Phillies and the rest of the MLB.
Follow NBC Sports Philadelphia’s social media channels (@NBCSPhilly) all season long for extensive photos, videos and anecdotes about the Phillies.
For the second season, NBC Sports Philadelphia will live steam all Philadelphia Phillies games – along with game-day shows Phillies Pregame Live and Phillies Postgame Live. The live-streaming service is available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+ subscribers. The service is provided as an added value, and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
About NBC Sports Philadelphia:
NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBC Sports Philadelphia+, part of NBC Sports Group, provide award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together the networks present more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. NBC Sports Philadelphia broadcasts pre/post-game coverage and the most comprehensive local and regional sports news available. The networks’ news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia’s NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV. NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, also provides Philly sports fans with the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online local sports destination that includes live streaming of Sixers basketball, Flyers hockey and Phillies baseball. The site is the go to source for up-to-the-minute sports news, game previews/recaps, highlights, numerous multimedia video clips, blogs and top-notch coverage from “Insiders” for the city’s favorite pro teams. NBC Sports Philadelphia can be found on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (@NBCSportsPhilly).
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