COMCAST SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES 2014 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AND OAKLAND A’S SPRING TRAINING COVERAGE
Comprehensive Cactus League Coverage on “SportsNet Central,” “Yahoo SportsTalk Live” and CSNBayArea.com/CSNCalifornia.com Begins Friday, Feb. 14
Spring Training Telecasts Begin Saturday, March 8 from Scottsdale Stadium
Giants vs. Seattle Mariners on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area
A’s vs. Colorado Rockies from Phoenix Municipal Stadium on Thursday, March 13 on Comcast SportsNet California
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 13, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” will provide in-depth, comprehensive San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s Cactus League coverage beginning Friday, Feb. 14 and will continue throughout spring training, with live reports from Arizona on SportsNet Central, Yahoo SportsTalk Live and complete online coverage on CSNBayArea.com/CSNCalifornia.com. The network’s spring training news coverage is presented by Mountain Mike’s Pizza. Additionally, the network will air five spring training games (three Giants and two A’s).
The network’s signature news shows, Yahoo SportsTalk Live (@YSTL, airing Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), and SportsNet Central (@SNCAuthentic, airing seven nights a week at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and midnight), will provide daily, live reports from Phoenix with A’s reporters Kate Longworth (@KLongworthCSN) and Joe Stiglich (@joestiglich) and from Scottsdale with Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN) and Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs). The shows will also feature player updates and progress reports, interviews with players, front office staff and local and national baseball experts, and news from around Major League Baseball. Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, SportsNet Central: Raising Arizona, a live half-hour show with the latest Giants and A's developments and analysis, will air Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, with replays that evening (check local listings).
CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com deliver complete Giants and A’s coverage and showcase Andrew Baggarly, Joe Stiglich and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) on the website’s “Giants Talk” (@CSNGiants) and “A’s Talk” (@CSNAthletics) sections. Fans can stay on top of the latest spring training news and developments with insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports, online chats, special web-exclusive videos and commentator blogs. CSNBayArea.com and CSNCalifornia.com together provide 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, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities. Additionally, the sites will utilize NBC Sports’ “HardballTalk” for nationally-based MLB content. Follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter @CSNAuthentic and search #GiantsTalk and #AsTalk for the latest on all Giants and A’s news and updates.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will telecast three Giants spring training games, two from Scottsdale Stadium, against the Seattle Mariners (March 8) and the Oakland A’s (March 21), and a Bay Bridge Series game against the A’s at O.co Coliseum (March 29). Comcast SportsNet California will air two A’s spring training games, against the Colorado Rockies (March 13) from Phoenix Municipal Stadium and a Bay Bridge Series game against the Giants at AT&T Park (March 28).
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, 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 12 regional networks that deliver more than 2,400 live sporting events annually, along with award-winning 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, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. For more information, visit 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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Jay dela Cruz