“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
“The Happy Hour” – with Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson – to Feature In-Depth Analysis and Spirited Commentary throughout Warriors-Spurs Series
“Warriors With You” – Daily Preview and Analysis with Warriors Reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and Warriors Insider Monte Poole Live Streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live
“SportsNet Central,” “Warriors Outsiders” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide Comprehensive Multi-Platform Warriors-Spurs Coverage
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 12, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multi-platform coverage of the Golden State Warriors-San Antonio Spurs series in the Western Conference Finals. The network’s comprehensive Warriors-Spurs coverage includes daily news, preview and analysis programs; hour-long pregame and postgame shows; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.
NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Spurs on-air and online details:
NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Spurs 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 (@KAzubuike7), Ros Gold-Onwude (@Rosgo21) and Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa, Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Mindi Bach (@MBachNBCS), Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS), Fallon Smith (@FallonSmithNBCS), Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller), Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann) and James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).
SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central
Live Warriors-Spurs Pregame Coverage: One hour before the national broadcasts, NBC Sports Bay Area will present the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, game previews and opposing team analysis on Warriors Playoff Central.
Live Warriors-Spurs 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. Warriors Playoff Central will air live from Oracle Arena during home games.
Sunday’s Game 1 Warriors Playoff Central will air at 11:30 a.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area before the game and on NBC Sports Bay Area Plus after the game.
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.
The Happy Hour – The Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a new, live hour-long conversational program – hosted by iconic Bay Area sports media personalities Greg Papa and Ray Ratto, along with Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Kelli Johnson – regularly airs weekdays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with special live airings during the Warriors-Spurs series. The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, hot takes with heavy debate, 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:
- Live on NBC Sports Bay Area
- Streaming live on the NBC Sports App
- Live audio streaming via NBCSportsBayArea.com
- Archived podcasts available on NBCSportsBayArea.com
Warriors With You – NBC Sports Bay Area presents Warriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) – a daily Warriors-Spurs preview and analysis via live stream on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live. Warriors With You – a live hour-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Ros Gold-Onwude and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – provides a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Spurs series, the latest team developments, insider reports and top stories and news from around the NBA. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Gold-Onwude and Poole during the shows on Facebook Live.
Warriors Outsiders – Warriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take following each Warriors-Spurs 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-Spurs coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA Insider James Ham, 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, and Warriors Outsiders, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.
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.
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