Starting Monday, March 24, Comcast SportsNet to Air 97 Live Events Featuring
Giants, Athletics, Warriors, Kings, Sharks, Earthquakes, SaberCats and CIF High School Basketball
and Over 150 Hours of Sports News and Analysis Programming in Just Five Weeks
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 24, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet (@CSNAuthentic), the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” is set to deliver the most anticipated and thrilling days on the sports calendar in a span of just five weeks, with 97 live game telecasts – featuring the San FranciscoGiants, Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks, San Jose Earthquakes, San Jose SaberCats and CIF Boys and Girls High School Basketball Championships – and over 150 hours of live sports news and analysis programming.
Beginning today and over the next five weeks, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California will televise 97 live games, which include 25 Giants, 26 A’s, 11 Warriors, nine Kings, seven Sharks, four Earthquakes, three SaberCats games and 12 CIF Boys and Girls Basketball Championship games. The networks expect to add more game telecasts to the schedule during the NBA and NHL playoffs. Plus, Comcast SportsNet will air 290 live studio shows – with more than 150 hours of programming – with SportsNet Central, Yahoo SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live and Postgame Live.
“Sports fans have come to rely on Comcast SportsNet for the region’s most comprehensive, entertaining and insightful coverage of the hometown teams,” said Ted Griggs, President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California. “We’re pleased to provide our viewers a robust schedule of 97 live game telecasts along with over 150 hours of live studio programming over the next five weeks, which is arguably one of the best sports programming lineups in the nation. As the Warriors and Sharks continue their push towards the playoffs, we fully expect to expand our telecast schedule by eight to fourteen additional games.”
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.