Comcast SportsNet Bay Area announces comprehensive Warriors/Clippers first round playoff coverage

April 17, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Games 2-3 & 5-7 (if needed) to air on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Network to Provide Region’s Most In-Depth On-Air & Online Warriors/Clippers Coverage with SportsNet Central, Yahoo SportsTalk Live, Warriors Pregame Live Playoff Edition and Warriors Postgame Live Playoff Edition as well as CSNBayArea.com

Warriors Post Increased TV Ratings for 2013-14 Season on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, TV Household Ratings Up 13% Compared to 2012-13 Season

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 17, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” has announced its multiplatform coverage of the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors’ match-up against the third-seeded Los Angeles Clippers in the First Round of the 2014 NBA Western Conference Playoffs. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will air Games 2 and 3 of the series, along with Games 5-7 (if necessary). ABC will air Games 1 and 4. Additionally, Comcast SportsNet will present comprehensive news and analysis programming, extensive pregame and postgame shows and in-depth online coverage from CSNBayArea.com.

Note the following first round schedule of games and additional coverage information on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area:

Saturday, April 19:
12 p.m. SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Edition
10:30 p.m. SportsNet Central

Monday, April 21 – Game 2
5 p.m. Yahoo SportsTalk Live
6 p.m. SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Edition
6:30 p.m. Warriors Pregame Live Playoff Edition
7:30 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers
10 p.m. Warriors Postgame Live Playoff Edition
10:30 p.m. SportsNet Central

IMPORTANT GIANTS NOTE: The San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies game (originally scheduled to air on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area) will now move to Comcast SportsNet Plus; live game at 5:30 p.m. (Giants Pregame Live at 5 p.m., Giants Postgame Live following the game)

Comcast SportsNet Plus channel listings:
http://www.csnbayarea.com/page/channel-locations-csn-bay-area
http://www.csnbayarea.com/page/channel-listings

Thursday, April 24 – Game 3
5 p.m. Yahoo SportsTalk Live from Oracle Arena
6 p.m. SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Edition from Oracle Arena
6:30 p.m. Warriors Pregame Live Playoff Edition from Oracle Arena
7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State
10 p.m. Warriors Postgame Live Playoff Edition from Oracle Arena
10:30 p.m. SportsNet Central

Sunday, April 27:
12 p.m. SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Edition
4:30 p.m. SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Edition
6 p.m. SportsNet Central
10:30 pm. SportsNet Central

Tuesday, April 29 – Game 5 (If necessary)
TBD Golden State at L.A. Clippers

Thursday, May 1 – Game 6 (If necessary)
TBD L.A. Clippers at Golden State

Saturday, May 3 – Game 7 (If necessary)
TBD Golden State at L.A. Clippers

* Games 1 and 4 will air on ABC

Calling all the playoff games on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area will be the Emmy Award winning announcing team of Bob Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Jim Barnett (color analyst), along with Ric Bucher (sideline reporter; @RicBucher).

Warriors Pregame Live Playoff Edition, Warriors Postgame Live Playoff Edition – In addition to the live game coverage, Comcast SportsNet delivers comprehensive pre- and post-game analysis. Before every Warriors playoff game on Comcast SportsNet, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, game previews and opposing team analysis on Warriors Pregame Live Playoff Edition. After the game, Warriors Postgame Live Playoff Edition will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. The shows are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean, Warriors Insider Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) and sideline reporter Ric Bucher.

SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-verse (6 p.m.) & Hyundai (10:30 p.m.) – Tune in to SportsNet Central (@SNCAuthentic) for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the Warriors/Clippers match-up and the NBA Playoffs, live reports from Oakland and Los Angeles, interviews with players and coaches, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute scores, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports. Anchored by Dave Feldman (@FeldyCSN) and Ahmed Fareed (@AhmedFareedCSN), SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight. A special SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Edition will air prior to Game 1 and before/after Game 4.

Yahoo SportsTalk Live – Hosted by Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), Yahoo SportsTalk Live (@YSTL) – airs live Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area – is a live, hour-long sports talk show featuring opinionated commentary, in-depth analysis and lively debate on the day’s trending sports and entertainment stories in the Bay Area. Throughout the Warriors’ playoff run, Yahoo SportsTalk Live will feature a number of special guests from the Warriors, as well as NBA experts, including regular appearances from CSNBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) who will break down the Warriors/Clippers match-up and the other NBA playoff games.

CSNBayArea.com – CSNBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto on the site’s “WarriorsTalk” section (@CSNWarriors, #WarriorsTalk), and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports, special web-exclusive videos and commentator blogs. CSNBayArea.com is 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, CSNBayArea.com will utilize NBC Sports’ “ProBasketballTalk” for nationally-based NBA playoff content.

Warriors 2013-14 TV ratings – Comcast SportsNet Bay Area has seen a significant rise in ratings for its Golden State Warriors telecasts during the 2013-14 NBA season. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area averaged a 3.24 household rating, which is equal to an estimated 81,640 households in the San Francisco DMA (San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) watching per game, a 13 percent increase over the 2.86 average household rating posted at the end of the 2012-13 season, and an 80% percent increase since the 2011-12 season.

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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CONTACT:
Jay dela Cruz
Comcast SportsNet
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jdelacruz@comcastsportsnet.com