NBC SPORTS BAY AREA LAUNCHES “GIANTS OUTSIDERS” ON MONDAY, JUNE 26 HOSTED BY GRANT BRISBEE AND THERESE VIÑAL

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA LAUNCHES “GIANTS OUTSIDERS” ON MONDAY, JUNE 26 HOSTED BY GRANT BRISBEE AND THERESE VIÑAL

“Giants Outsiders,” Presented by Peet’s Coffee, to Air Live After Every 7 p.m. PT

San Francisco Giants Game Televised by NBC Sports Bay Area

 

Half-Hour Program Simultaneously Synced with Facebook Live

to Produce Fan Interaction and Show Content

 

“Giants Outsiders” Available Across NBC Sports Bay Area’s Multiple Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 22, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Giants Fan,” today announced the launch of Giants Outsiders presented by Peet’s Coffee, a live 30-minute multi-platform and fan-interactive show, premiering on Monday, June 26 at 11p.m. following the San Francisco Giants-Colorado Rockies game.  Giants Outsiders is the latest installment of the network’s Outsiders franchise, following the highly successful inaugural season of Warriors Outsiders.  The announcement was made by David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.

Said Koppett:  "We're excited to add to our programming lineup a new perspective on Giants baseball from a pair who know the Orange and Black inside and out.  Giants fans will really enjoy interacting with Therese and Grant through a variety of platforms."

Giants Outsiders, hosted by Grant Brisbee (@mccoveychron) and Therese Viñal (@ThereseVinal), provides viewers with an entertaining and fresh take on the game with insightful analysis and spirited commentary, and emphasizes viewer interaction via fan engagement on a number of social media platforms: Twitter (@NBCSGiants, @mccoveychron & @ThereseVinal) and Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic). Giants Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

Giants Outsiders will be available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

  • Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
  • Streaming live on NBCSportsBayArea.com
  • Live audio streaming via “Listen Live” button on NBCSportsBayArea.com

Giants Outsiders will air live at 11 p.m. after every 7 p.m. Giants game on NBC Sports Bay Area (show schedule below):

Monday

June 26

vs

Colorado Rockies

Tuesday

June 27

vs

Colorado Rockies

Friday

July 7

vs

Miami Marlins

Saturday

July 8

vs

Miami Marlins

Friday

July 14

at

San Diego Padres

Monday

July 17

vs

Cleveland Indians

Tuesday

July 18

vs

Cleveland Indians

Friday

July 21

vs

San Diego Padres

Monday

July 24

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Tuesday

July 25

vs

Pittsburgh Pirates

Monday

July 31

at

Oakland A's

Tuesday

August 1

at

Oakland A's

Wednesday

August 2

vs

Oakland A's

Thursday

August 3

vs

Oakland A's

Friday

August 4

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday

August 8

vs

Chicago Cubs

Friday

August 18

vs

Philadelphia Phillies

Monday

August 21

vs

Milwaukee Brewers

Tuesday

August 22

vs

Milwaukee Brewers

Monday

August 28

at

San Diego Padres

Tuesday

August 29

at

San Diego Padres

Friday

September 1

vs

St. Louis Cardinals

Monday

September 11

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Tuesday

September 12

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Wednesday

September 13

vs

Los Angeles Dodgers

Friday

September 15

vs

Arizona Diamondbacks

Tuesday

September 19

vs

Colorado Rockies

Friday

September 29

vs

San Diego Padres

 

Giants Outsiders, Game-Day Programming Lineup on NBC Sports Bay Area:

5 p.m.              The Happy Hour                     (1 hour)

6 p.m.              Giants Pregame Live              (1 hour)

7 p.m.              Giants game                           (approx. 3 hours)

10 p.m.            Giants Postgame Live             (1 hour)

11 p.m.            Giants Outsiders                  (30 min.)

11:30 p.m.       Giants Raw                             (30 min.)

Grant Brisbee has been the lead writer for McCovey Chronicles , a Giants-themed site, since 2005, and he has served as a national baseball writer for SB Nation since 2011.  Brisbee has been featured as a Giants correspondent for MLB Now on MLB Network, and he is a frequent guest on KNBR radio.  In 2015, he was awarded the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference Research Award in the "Contemporary Baseball Commentary" category for his article "Rumors, rumors, every where, nor any drop to drink" about his experience at the 2014 Baseball Winter Meetings.  A native of Burlingame, Calif., Brisbee graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Career Writing.

In 2015, Therese Viñal joined the Giants as an in-stadium host.  She is also a host and public announcer for Stanford University athletics.  Previously, Viñal was an associate web producer for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (formerly CSN Bay Area and CSN California).  Her anchor/reporter experience includes positions with Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area in San Jose and NBC 24 in Toledo, Ohio.  A Bay Area native, Viñal is a graduate of Presentation High School in San Jose. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  While at CU, Viñal was a four-year varsity letter winner in volleyball, a first-team All-Academic for the Big 12 Conference, and an honoree of the Big 12 Conference Good Works award.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, 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. NBC Sports 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 game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE AND RALLY TO AIR LIVE THURSDAY BEGINNING AT 9 A.M. PDT ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM & NBC SPORTS APP

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE AND RALLY TO AIR LIVE THURSDAY BEGINNING AT 9 A.M. PDT ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM & NBC SPORTS APP

Network’s Comprehensive Season-Long Warriors Coverage Culminates

With Over Six Hours of Live Celebratory Coverage

 

NBC Sports Bay Area to Broadcast Live from Exclusive Television Set at the Henry J. Kaiser

Convention Center; Plus, Only Network with Exclusive “Blue Carpet” Interviews

 

Region’s Deepest Sports TV News Team – 14 Anchors and Reporters –

Covering Championship Parade and Rally

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 13, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Warriors Fan,” celebrates the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors with comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the Championship Parade and Rally at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center beginning Thursday at 9 a.m. PDT.  NBC Sports Bay Area will present more Warriors Championship Parade and Rally coverage than any other local or national outlet, with over six straight hours of live celebratory coverage – featuring a dedicated television set at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center and exclusive “Blue Carpet” interviews; 14 anchors and reporters covering the festivities from the convention center, key locations along the parade route and the network studios; complete highlights and interviews from the day’s festivities and a comprehensive look back at the Warriors’ championship season on The Happy Hour and online at NBCSportsBayArea.com.

Additionally, NBC Sports Bay Area’s coverage of the Warriors Championship Parade and Rally will be available online and streamed live on NBCSportsBayArea.com and on the NBC Sports app.  Fans can watch live coverage from anywhere in the U.S with unauthenticated access.

NBC Sports Bay Area will re-air the parade and rally later in the evening (June 15) at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

Follow NBC Sports Bay Area on social media for enhanced Warriors Championship Parade and Rally coverage –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic – and the network’s roster of on-air/online contributors (see below).

NBC Sports Bay Area’s coverage is anchored by the region’s deepest sports TV roster, a total of 14 on-air contributorsRos Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21), Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller), Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann) and Oakland hip hop legend Too $hort (@TooShort) anchoring from the network’s exclusive television set at the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center; Gold-Onwude with exclusive “Blue Carpet” interviews with players, coaches, front office executives and other dignitaries; Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) from the network’s studios; special guest reporter and Oakland rapper Mistah FAB (@MistahFAB); Mindi Bach (@MBachNBCS), Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS) and Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithNBCS) stationed along the parade route with live reports and an inside look at the celebration; and Papa, Johnson and Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) with a special post-parade edition of The Happy Hour.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, 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. NBC Sports 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 game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-CAVALIERS 2017 NBA FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-CAVALIERS 2017 NBA FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

“The Happy Hour” – with Greg Papa, Ray Ratto & Kelli Johnson – to Feature In-Depth Analysis

and Spirited Commentary Throughout NBA Finals; Plus, Live Game Day Shows

from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” One-Hour Pre- and Postgame Shows,

Presented On-Air and Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App;

Shows to Originate from Oakland and Cleveland

 

“Warriors With You” – Daily Preview and Analysis with Warriors Reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and

Warriors Insider Monte Poole – Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, NBCSportsBayArea.com

and Facebook Live

 

“SportsNet Central,” “Warriors Outsiders” and NBCSportsBayArea.com

to Provide Comprehensive Multi-Platform Warriors-Cavaliers Coverage

 

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team – 13 On-Air/Online Contributors –

Covering Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 30, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of the most comprehensive local coverage of the Golden State Warriors, continues its extensive season-long coverage into the 2017 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Throughout the Finals, the network’s Warriors-Cavaliers multi-platform coverage includes daily news, preview and analysis programs; hour-long pregame and postgame shows; live shows originating from Oakland and Cleveland; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals on-air and online details:

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a new, live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS), along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS) – regularly airs weekdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with special live airings during the Warriors-Cavaliers Finals.  The Happy Hour will air live from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena on game days.

The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth NBA Finals preview and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSHappyHour on Twitter for air dates/times for The Happy Hour.

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central – LIVE from Oracle Arena & Quicken Loans Arena

Live Warriors-Cavaliers Pregame Coverage: One hour before the national broadcasts, NBC Sports Bay Area will present comprehensive game preview and analysis, the latest team news and developments, and interviews with players and coaches on Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Cavaliers Postgame Coverage:  After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game. The show will air live from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena.

Warriors Playoff Central is 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 and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7).  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) and Warriors reporter Ros Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21).

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSWarriors on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Warriors Playoff Central during the NBA Finals.

NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of Warriors Playoff Central on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers.  The service is provided as an added value and is available to all video distributors of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Warriors With YouWarriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will simulcast daily throughout the NBA Finals on NBC Sports Bay Area, NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook LiveWarriors With You will present a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Gold-Onwude and Poole during the shows on Facebook LiveWarriors With You will air after practice and will originate from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena.

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @Rosgo21 and @MontePooleNBCS on Twitter for Warriors With You dates/times.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann), will provide viewers with a fresh take following each Warriors-Cavaliers game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics – as seen through the lens of the social media universe from a fan’s perspective. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Cavaliers coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA Insider James Ham (@James_HamNBCS), and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, SportsNet Central, Warriors With You and Warriors Outsiders, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Cavaliers coverage features the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 13 contributors, including the SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike, Ros Gold-Onwude and Monte Poole; The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa,  Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson; plus, Mindi Bach (@MBachNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS), Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithNBCS), Drew Shiller, Grant Liffmann and James Ham.

NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii.  NBC Sports Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, 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. NBC Sports 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 game broadcasts per year.  NBCSportsBayArea.com and NBCSportsCalifornia.com provide fans with comprehensive digital coverage of the hometown teams with original stories and content from a team of “Insiders,” breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights and multimedia video clips.  Follow both networks on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; Snapchat: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

NBC Sports Regional Networks is NBC Sports Group’s portfolio of nine regional networks that delivers more than 2,200 live sporting events and original content to more than 43 million homes. Aligned within Eastern and Western Divisions, the NBC Sports Regional Networks are: CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, TCN, CSN Mid-Atlantic and SNY; and NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, CSN Chicago and CSN Northwest. For additional information, visit comcastsportsnet.com. For more information on NBC Sports Group properties, including press releases, photos, talent and executive bios, headshots and logos, please visit NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com.

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