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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS TO RENAME CALIFORNIA-BASED PROPERTIES TO FEATURE ‘NBC SPORTS’ BRAND

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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS TO RENAME CALIFORNIA-BASED PROPERTIES TO FEATURE ‘NBC SPORTS’ BRAND

STAMFORD, Conn., and San Francisco, Calif. – March 22, 2017 – NBC Sports Regional Networks will rename CSN Bay Area and CSN California to NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, respectively, on April 2, in conjunction with the start of the San Francisco Giants’ 2017 MLB season. The announcement was made today by David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy.

“From a consumer and business standpoint, it’s ideal for fans to engage with one brand, regionally and nationally,” said Preschlack. “The re-branded name allows us to better associate the prestigious NBC Sports legacy with the strength of our Comcast Sports Networks’ local sports coverage in Northern California. The re-brand will not affect our coverage, however, as fans should expect to continue to receive the most compelling news and content on their favorite local teams in our markets on the platform of their choosing.”

The re-branded RSNs will utilize new logos and graphics, most of which already include the NBC Peacock and other NBC-related branding. Starting Monday, March 27, NBC Sports Bay Area and California will tease the re-brand through on-air promos, graphics and social media content.

The two Northern California-based networks will be the first of NBC Sports Group’s nine regional networks to incorporate the “NBC Sports” brand. A re-brand for the remaining RSNs is currently in exploration, given the unique partnerships with team partners across the RSN markets.

Many NBC Sports production, programming elements and talent have already been incorporated on the CSNs since the Comcast-NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011, much like NBCSN and Golf Channel. In addition, the CSNs first added the NBC Peacock into their logo in 2012. Last summer, Comcast SportsNet changed to CSN. The RSNs also work closely with the NBC stations in most markets, with several RSNs producing sports content for the NBC stations.

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ABOUT NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS

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.

LAURA BRITT JOINS NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

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LAURA BRITT JOINS NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

Britt Joins Network as Multi-Platform Host and Reporter

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April  19, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic) – “Home of Authentic Bay Area Sports” – today announced that Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_) has joined the network as a multi-platform host and reporter for its on-air and online shows.  The announcement was made by David Koppett, Vice President of Content Strategy for NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.

Said Koppett:  “We are thrilled to have Laura join NBC Sports as a multi-platform host and reporter.  She has established herself as one of the most versatile sportscasters in the business today, and her extensive experience and commentary will further enhance the network’s expansion into the digital space.”

Added Britt: “I'm honored to join the talented lineup at NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. The teams in Northern California have a rich history of success and a bright future, and I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to be a part of this community of passionate fans.  As NBC Sports continues to provide relevant and innovative content, I couldn’t be more excited about joining in that effort.”

Britt most recently was a host and reporter at Stadium (2017-2018) – a multi-platform sports network based in Chicago – appearing in The Rally, the network’s signature three-hour daily program featuring the day’s trending news, analysis and highlights.  Additionally, she served as a host and reporter for Chicago-based 120 Sports (2013-2017) – an all-digital sports network.

Before Chicago, Britt was a sports reporter and morning anchor in Jackson, Miss. for WDBD (FOX; 2010-2012), where she covered college sports – Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss – and the New Orleans Saints, and co-hosted Fox 40 AM, a live two-hour morning show.

Britt, a native of Vestavia Hills, Ala., is a 2009 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication broadcasting.

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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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES WARRIORS-SPURS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES WARRIORS-SPURS FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF COVERAGE

Games 2-3 & 5-7 (if needed) to Air on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

Extensive Game-Day Coverage with One-Hour

“Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live”

 

Warriors-Spurs Games, “Warriors Pregame Live” and “Warriors Postgame Live” Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App for NBC Sports Bay Area Subscribers

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” “The Happy Hour,” “Warriors Outsiders,”

“Warriors With You,” “Warriors Raw” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide the Region’s

Most Comprehensive Multiplatform Warriors-Spurs Coverage

 

Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 12, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) has announced its multiplatform coverage of 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors’ First Round series against the San Antonio Spurs.  NBC Sports Bay Area will air Games 2 and 3.  Coverage for Games 5-7, if necessary, will be announced at a later date.  The network will provide live streaming of its Warriors-Spurs games – along with game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live – on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.

First round schedule of games and additional coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com:

SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff – Before the Game 1 and Game 4 Warriors-Spurs national broadcasts, NBC Sports Bay Area will present a comprehensive game preview and opposing team analysis, the latest team developments and interviews with players and coaches on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central.  The show will be 90 minutes before Game 1 and one-hour before Game 4.  After the game, SportsNet Central: 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.  SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central will air before and after each national broadcast.

GAME             DAY                DATE              TIME (PT)                  GAME

2                      Monday           April 16            7:30 PM                      Warriors vs. Spurs

3                      Thursday         April 19            6:30 PM                      Warriors at Spurs

*5                     Tuesday          April 24            TBD                             Warriors vs. Spurs

*6                     Thursday         April 26            TBD                             Warriors at Spurs

*7                     Saturday         April 28            TBD                             Warriors vs. Spurs

*if necessary

Territory restrictions apply

Games 1 & 4 on ABC

Programming Note: San Francisco Giants game on April 19 will move to NBC Sports Bay Area Plus from NBC Sports Bay Area.

Calling all the action for Warriors-Spurs games on NBC Sports Bay Area will be the Emmy Award-winning team of Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett, with Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) handling sideline reporter duties.

Warriors Pregame Live, Warriors Postgame Live  – One hour prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches, and game previews on Warriors Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Warriors Postgame Live will give viewers an hour-long game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game. Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live 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 and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7).  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS), Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Barnett and Kerith Burke.  The shows will originate from Oracle Arena during home games televised on NBC Sports Bay Area.

Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors-Spurs games – along with game-day shows Warriors Pregame Live and Warriors Postgame Live – on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a 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 live weekdays at 5 p.m.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GLiffmann), will provide viewers with a fresh take on 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.

Warriors Raw – NBC Sports Bay Area presents Warriors Raw, a same-day, condensed version of the network’s Warriors-Spurs telecasts. Warriors 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 With YouWarriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Kerith Burke and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will be presented throughout the playoffs on NBCSportsBayArea.com and Facebook Live.  Warriors With You will deliver a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Spurs series, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Burke and Poole during the shows on Facebook Live.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Spurs coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Senior Insider Ray Ratto, 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 The Happy Hour, Warriors Outsiders, Pregame Live and Postgame Live and Warriors Insider Podcast, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – Throughout the playoffs, NBC Sports Bay Area will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena at every Warriors home game.

Follow NBC Sports Bay Area: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).

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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