FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST ANNOUNCES ITS PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 2020-21 NBA REGULAR SEASON COVERAGE DETAILS
NBC Sports Northwest’s 34-Game “First Half” Regular Season Trail Blazers Schedule Gets Underway with the 2020-21 HOME/SEASON OPENER against the Utah Jazz on
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23 featuring JORDAN KENT and LAMAR HURD with the Game Call
Opening Night Content Offerings to also include Massive Digital Coverage on NBCSportsNorthwest.com, the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app and on all NBCSNW Social Media Platforms
Featured, Surrounding Game Night Programming to include “Blazers Pre/Postgame Live” with Host BROOKE OLZENDAM and Studio Analyst MICHAEL HOLTON,
along with the Return of “Blazers Game Day,” “Blazers Warm-Up” and “Blazers Outsiders”
LIVE STREAMING of EVERY Blazers Telecast on NBC Sports Northwest – including Surrounding Pre/Postgame Programming –
to be Made Available to Authenticated Subscribers on NBCSportsNorthwest.com and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app
NBCSportsNorthwest.com/”MyTeams” app to Feature Season-Long In-Depth Reporting from Blazers Insider DWIGHT JAYNES and Blazers Reporter JAMIE HUDSON; Additional Season-Long Blazers Content includes New Episodes of the Popular “Talkin’ Blazers with Channing Frye” Podcast, along with the Return of NBC Sports Gold’s “Blazers Pass”
Every Blazers Game to also Air on NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 and The Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network
PORTLAND, Ore. – December 16, 2020 – NBC Sports Northwest – The Official Network of the Portland Trail Blazers – has announced its 2020-21 “First Half” NBA regular season coverage details featuring 34 Blazers game telecasts (18 home, 16 road), live streaming of EVERY GAME and surrounding Blazers Pre/Postgame Live coverage to authenticated subscribers via NBCSportsNorthwest.com and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app, along with extensive, season-long, fan-focused linear/digital/audio Blazers content offerings.
NBC Sports Northwest will tip-off its 2020-21 NBA regular season Trail Blazers coverage with the HOME/SEASON OPENER on Wednesday, December 23, as Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, Carmelo Anthony, Jusuf Nurkić and the Blazers face the Western Conference rival Utah Jazz live from the Moda Center. Live, Opening Night pregame coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. PT with tip-off set for 7:00 p.m. featuring Blazers play-by-play announcer Jordan Kent (@jordankent) and analyst Lamar Hurd (@L_Hurd) with the game call.
Please note the following expanded details for NBC Sports Northwest’s extensive multiplatform Blazers coverage for the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season:
GAME NIGHT COVERAGE
NBC Sports Northwest’s extensive game night coverage begins two-and-a-half hours prior to every Trail Blazers telecast beginning with “Blazers GameDay,” hosted by NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio’s Chad Doing. One hour prior to tipoff, Doing hosts “Blazers Warm Up,” alongside NBC Sports Northwest Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes. The 30-minute “Blazers Pregame” show then follows featuring host Brooke Olzendam with analysis via former Trail Blazer Michael Holton. An expanded edition of “Blazers Postgame” will air after each game, which will then be followed by “Blazers Outsiders” with co-hosts Joe Simons and Dan Marang.
DIGITAL CONTENT COVERAGE
The NEW NBCSportsNorthwest.com’s dedicated Trail Blazers section – NBCSportsNorthwest.com/Blazers – and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app will deliver comprehensive 24/7 Blazers coverage all season long featuring original commentary, in-depth game previews/recaps, video interviews, feature reports, along with the latest news and daily insight from Blazers Insider Dwight Jaynes (@dwightjaynes) and NBC Sports Northwest Blazers reporter Jamie Hudson (@JamieHudsonNBCS). NOTE: Fans located anywhere in the U.S. can download MyTeams for free on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
“BLAZERS PASS” RETURNS
NBC Sports Northwest also welcomes the return of NBC Sports Gold’s “Blazers Pass,” a subscription streaming product that features live broadcasts of select Trail Blazers games during the 2020-21 NBA season for $34.99. Featuring top-level match-ups against 2020 NBA Finals MVP LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers), Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) among others, “Blazers Pass” also features enhanced content, including pre- and post-game shows and full replays for all games on this season’s “Blazers Pass” schedule. NBC Sports Northwest will continue to present its traditional TV offering and streaming via “TV Everywhere” of all 34 “first half” regular season games, including the games also available via “Blazers Pass.”
“Blazers Pass” is part of NBC Sports Gold’s suite of direct-to-consumer live streaming products available on desktop, mobile, tablets and connected TV devices. Fans can find NBC Sports Gold in the NBC Sports app available in the U.S. on Apple iOS & tvOS, Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and NBCSportsGold.com, and also on Cox Contour, Contour Stream Player, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex. For more information on this season’s “Blazers Pass” game schedule, along with season-long subscription purchase details, please visit NBCSports.com/GoBlazers. NOTE: “Blazers Pass” is only available to fans located in Blazers territory, pursuant to NBA rules and regulations; game schedule is subject to change.
“TALKIN’ BLAZERS” PODCAST
Throughout the season and throughout the year, NBC Sports Northwest delivers the popular “Talkin’ Blazers with Channing Frye” podcast hosted by the 13-year NBA veteran/former Trail Blazers standout, along with Emmy-award recipient/NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 morning host Dan Sheldon. The “Talkin’ Blazers ” podcast features in-depth discussion on the hottest Blazers topics and breaking news, along with special guest interviews with Blazers players/coaches/front office execs and additional NBA experts from coast-to-coast. Fans can download all of NBC Sports Northwest’s podcasts at NBCSportsNorthwest.com/podcasts and simply subscribe to them via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. The podcasts can be played on any mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE
NBC Sports Northwest will also provide Blazers fans with numerous social media content offerings throughout the NBA season, including in-game updates, game previews/recaps, game night fun facts & metrics, breaking news, interactive polls, exclusive video and much more on Facebook (Facebook.com/NBCSNorthwest), Twitter (@NBCSNorthwest) and Instagram (‘NBCSNorthwest’).
NOTE: NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 and The Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network will also broadcast every Trail Blazers match-up featuring the game call from play-by-play announcer Travis Demers and analysis via Michael Holton.
NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST
NBCSportsNorthwest.com/”MyTeams by NBC Sports” app
2020-21 Portland Trail Blazers Schedule (First Half)
- Wed, Dec 23 7:00 pm vs. Utah (HOME/SEASON OPENER)
- Sat, Dec 26 7:00 pm vs. Houston
- Mon, Dec 28 7:00 pm @ LA Lakers
- Wed, Dec 30 7:00 pm @ LA Clippers
- Fri, Jan 1 7:30 pm @ Golden State
- Sun, Jan 3 5:30 pm @ Golden State
- Tue, Jan 5 7:30 pm vs. Chicago
- Thu, Jan 7 7:00 pm vs. Minnesota
- Sat, Jan 9 7:00 pm @ Sacramento
- Mon, Jan 11 7:00 pm vs. Toronto
- Wed, Jan 13 7:00 pm @ Sacramento
- Thu, Jan 14 7:00 pm vs. Indiana
- Sat, Jan 16 7:00 pm vs. Atlanta
- Mon, Jan 18 12:00 pm vs. San Antonio
- Wed, Jan 20 7:00 pm vs. Memphis
- Fri, Jan 22 7:00 pm vs. Memphis
- Sun, Jan 24 6:00 pm vs. New York
- Mon, Jan 25 7:00 pm vs. Oklahoma City
- Sat, Jan 30 2:00 pm @ Chicago
- Mon, Feb 1 5:00 pm @ Milwaukee
- Thu, Feb 4 4:00 pm @ Philadelphia
- Sat, Feb 6 10:00 am @ New York
- Sun, Feb 7 10:00 am @ Charlotte
- Tue, Feb 9 7:00 pm vs. Orlando
- Fri, Feb 12 7:00 pm vs. Cleveland
- Sun, Feb 14 12:30 pm @ Dallas
- Tue, Feb 16 5:00 pm @ Oklahoma City
- Wed, Feb 17 5:00 pm @ New Orleans
- Sat, Feb 20 7:00 pm vs. Washington
- Mon, Feb 22 6:00 pm @ Phoenix
- Fri, Feb 26 7:00 pm @ LA Lakers
- Mon, Mar 1 7:30 pm vs. Charlotte
- Wed, Mar 3 7:00 pm vs. Golden State
- Thu, Mar 4 7:00 pm vs. Sacramento
Regular season (First Half): 18 Home, 16 Road
All Times Pacific Time
Schedule Subject to Change
All Game Telecasts will be preceded by “Blazers GameDay,” “Blazers Warm Up” and “Blazers Pregame Live” and followed by “Blazers Postgame Live” & “Blazers Outsiders”
NOTE: Remaining regular season schedule details will be announced at a later date.
ABOUT NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST
NBC Sports Northwest is the Official Network of the Portland Trail Blazers and your source for in-depth regional sports content covering the Seattle Seahawks, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Storm and outdoors programming. In addition to live event coverage, NBC Sports Northwest offers Emmy Award-winning original programming, news, analysis, and compelling digital content offering fans a comprehensive look at the teams and players that matter most in the region. NBC Sports Northwest is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit NBCSportsNorthwest.com for local listings and where to watch, listen and follow @NBCSNorthwest.
ABOUT THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by the late Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team’s rich heritage includes 36 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington where they live, learn and play. Portland is the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, Moda Center, is the first existing arena to earn LEED Platinum Certification in 2019 after receiving LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 and becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit trailblazers.com.
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