SportsNet Central News, Scores and Highlight Updates Integrated into
Newly Expanded One-Hour Pregame Live & Postgame Live Shows
and Airing Throughout the Day
Beginning April 2, Live SportsNet Central Segments Available Across
NBC Sports Bay Area’s Multiple Platforms
Network Introduces Outsiders and Raw Franchises
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 29, 2017 – NBC Sports Bay Area today announced a significant format change to its traditional sports news presentation, designed to provide fans with the latest sports updates on multiple platforms. In conjunction with the start of the San Francisco Giants’ 2017 MLB season, SportsNet Central segments of 1-2 minutes will be integrated into the Pregame Live and Postgame Live shows and throughout the day across all programming. The segments will be available on NBC Sports Bay Area, NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app, beginning April 2.
"The new SportsNet Central represents a modernization of our deep commitment to Bay Area sports news,” said David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “This new format will provide fans with the most relevant content on all of their favorite teams with immediacy and frequency, within our signature shows and at all times of day across all platforms and devices."
SportsNet Central moves away from the traditional half-hour format, and will be presented as live 1-2 minute news, scores and highlights updates within the newly expanded one-hour pre- and postgame shows and throughout the day across all NBC Sports Bay Area programming. Game-day shows Giants Pregame Live, Giants Postgame Live, Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors air on NBC Sports Bay Area and are live-streamed on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app for NBC Sports Bay Area subscribers. SportsNet Central segments on NBC Sports California and NBCSportsCalifornia.com will be announced at a later date.
Warriors Outsiders, hosted by former Stanford basketball guard and current Santa Cruz Warriors analyst Drew Shiller and Warriors super fan Grant Liffmann, provides viewers with a fresh take following each Golden State Warriors 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.
NBC Sports Bay Area presents Warriors Raw and Giants Raw, a same-day, condensed version of that day's game. Raw offers viewers highlights of key plays from alternative camera angles, authentic in-game sound and pre- and postgame interviews in an entertaining half-hour format. Warriors Raw will debut on Sunday, April 2 at 9 p.m. following the Warriors-Washington Wizards game. Giants Raw will premiere on Thursday, April 6 at 11 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area following the Giants-Arizona Diamondbacks game.
Giants & Warriors Game-Day on NBC Sports Bay Area:
The Happy Hour (1 hour)
Giants/Warriors Pregame Live (1 hour)
Giants, Warriors game (2.5 - 3 hours)
Giants/Warriors Postgame Live (1 hour)
Warriors Outsiders (30 min.)
Warriors/Giants Raw (30 min.)
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.
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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