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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS PRESENT 'TOMBOY' – A MULTI-PLATFORM INITIATIVE ON GENDER IN SPORTS

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NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS PRESENT 'TOMBOY' – A MULTI-PLATFORM INITIATIVE ON GENDER IN SPORTS

Stamford, Conn. – February 15, 2017 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced the launch ofTOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project that aims to elevate the conversation about gender in sports told through the voices of many of the world’s most prominent female athletes, broadcasters and sports executives. The first-of-its-kind integrated initiative culminates with a special one-hour documentary, also titledTOMBOY, which will air across all NBC Sports Regional Networks, nationally distributed NBCSN, and select NBC Owned Television Stations in March (Check local listings).

Every weekday leading up to the launch, the Comcast SportsNets (CSNs) will release daily podcasts, articles, and interviews with the biggest and most influential names in women’s sports to foster engagement and dialogue.  Most CSN markets will also host symposiums in conjunction with local colleges to encourage participation and conversation at a regional level.

The one-hour TOMBOY documentary -- which includes interviews with four-time World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis, and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and many more -- features female stories and perspectives. The documentary will premiere during Women’s History Month in March (dates below).

“We are excited to share the stories of some of the most remarkable female athletes in the world,” said Ted Griggs, President, Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader for NBC Sports Regional Networks. “TOMBOY aims to elevate, invigorate and inspire the conversation about gender in sports, and we’re proud to create a platform for open, candid discussion featuring a variety of perspectives.”

Viewers can find the latest TOMBOY news and interviews, tailored to their regional athletes, across each CSN network’s website and social media handles. Join the conversation using #CSNTOMBOY, and find additional information on the national Twitter and Facebook handles.

A trailer of the one-hour documentary special is available here.

CSN Philadelphia welcomes Phillies Wall of Famer John Kruk to the broadcast booth

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CSN Philadelphia welcomes Phillies Wall of Famer John Kruk to the broadcast booth

CSN PHILADELPHIA WELCOMES PHILLIES WALL OF FAMER JOHN KRUK 
TO THE BROADCAST BOOTH 

Three-Time All-Star Joins Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis, Mike Schmidt and Gregg Murphy 
For Phillies Telecasts on the NBC Family of Networks 

For the First Time - Phillies Games will be Available via Live Stream beginning with the 2017 Season 

PHILADELPHIA- (February  6, 2017) – CSN Philadelphia announced today that John Kruk has joined the broadcast team of Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis, Mike Schmidt and Gregg Murphy for the 2017 season. Kruk, a three-time All Star for the Phillies, and a member of their Wall of Fame, will make his broadcast debut on Saturday, February 25.

Kruk, a three-time All-Star, retired in 1995 after a 10-year career, including six seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. After retiring from baseball, he moved on to broadcasting, working  with Fox Sports Net in 2001 before joining CSN as a color analyst for Phillies broadcasts in 2003. He then spent 12 years as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball and Baseball Tonight. He also coached the Reading Phillies in 2001. 

“I am looking forward to working with Tom, Mike, Ben and Gregg,” said Kruk. “Although I have played with three different organizations, the Phillies are family. I am excited to get started with this new chapter in my life.”

“John worked with us  as a color analyst during the 2003 season, so we are thrilled to welcome him home as a member of our 2017 Phillies broadcast team alongside Tom, Ben, Mike and Gregg,” said CSN Philadelphia President Brian Monihan.  “John’s popularity, combined with his invaluable insight from his years as an analyst on the national level, will undoubtedly enhance our Phillies coverage for the 2017 season and beyond.”

“The Phillies are very excited that John has agreed to join the CSN Philadelphia broadcasting team,” said Phillies Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Sales Dave Buck.  “John has been part of the Phillies family for almost three decades, both in and out of uniform.  His great sense of humor, love of the game and knowledge of the Phillies and our fan base make for a winning combination to fill this role.”

All 162 Phillies games will air on the NBC family of networks with 142 airing on CSN, 12 on NBC10 and eight on TCN, with five simulcasts on Telemundo62. During the 2017 MLB season, CSN and TCN will also begin live steaming Philadelphia Phillies games – along with game-day shows Phillies Pregame Live and Phillies Postgame Live – on CSNPhilly.com and via the NBC Sports app. 

The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated CSN Philadelphia and TCN Philadelphia subscribers.  Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access Phillies games when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the U.S. The service is provided as an added value, and is available to all video distributors of CSN Philadelphia and TCN Philadelphia. The NBC Sports app is powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

CSN Philadelphia, part of NBC Sports Group, provides award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together with TCN, CSN Philadelphia presents more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. The network's news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia's NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV. CSNPhilly.com provides fans with comprehensive digital coverage of Philly’s hometown teams with highlights, original stories from a team of “Insiders,” and up-to-the minute breaking news. Follow CSN on Twitter at @CSNPhilly

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

For the first time, NBC Sports regional networks add live, local Major League Baseball streaming

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For the first time, NBC Sports regional networks add live, local Major League Baseball streaming

STAMFORD, Conn. – January 19, 2017 – NBC Sports Regional Networks today announced an agreement with MLBAM to stream local market MLB games, as well as pre- and postgame shows, beginning with the 2017 regular season. This new streaming offering is available at no additional cost to authenticated pay TV subscribers of NBC Sports Group’s CSN regional sports networks (RSNs). This local initiative advances NBCUniversal’s implementation of “TV Everywhere,” which strives to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home, and on multiple platforms.

CSN’s local streaming allows authenticated viewers in their respective markets to live stream games and related programming that is carried by their pay TV provider of the Chicago Cubs (CSN Chicago), Chicago White Sox (CSN Chicago), Philadelphia Phillies (CSN Philadelphia), Oakland Athletics (CSN California) and San Francisco Giants (CSN Bay Area). Game broadcast schedules will be announced at a later date.

“This is a home run for our local sports fans,” said David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks, and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy. “We are constantly looking for ways to better serve our fans and provide comprehensive coverage of their favorite teams. With the addition of MLB in-market streaming rights, they don’t have to miss a pitch.”

The addition of MLB authenticated in-market streaming completes the local streaming portfolio for the NBC Sports Regional Networks, which also includes local NBA and NHL live streaming. The RSNs first introduced NBA streaming in 2014 and last fall announced the addition of NHL in-market streaming, beginning with the 2016-17 season. 

The NBC Sports Regional Networks now have partnerships for in-market streaming of the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s (CSN Bay Area/CSN California); Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox (CSN Chicago); Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals (CSN Mid-Atlantic); Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Phillies (CSN Philadelphia); and Boston Celtics (CSN New England).

Authenticated CSN subscribers can access live MLB, NBA and NHL games, as well as other sports programming, anywhere in the United States.  During the 2017 MLB season, all in-market MLB games will be streamed on the respective local CSN regional network site on PCs as well as on the NBC Sports app—NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.