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NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

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NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

STAMFORD, Conn. -- NBC Sports Regional Networks will align the remainder of its five CSN-branded networks, as well as two TCNs, on Oct. 2. The new names will incorporate “NBC Sports” with each of the networks’ regional designations. The announcement was made today by David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy.

“We’re excited to complete the brand evolution of our remaining RSNs, which will now include the iconic NBC Sports name on all of our networks,” said Preschlack. “This development is a reaffirmation of our continued commitment to provide the best, most compelling local sports coverage to our fans across the country.”

The brand evolution will not impact the scheduled games, pre- and post-game shows, and other programming currently available on these networks.

CSN Chicago, CSN Northwest and CSN Philadelphia will combine “NBC Sports” with their current regional designations: NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest and NBC Sports Philadelphia. TCN will transition to NBC Sports Philadelphia +, and continue to house separate material produced by NBC Sports Philadelphia.

CSN Mid-Atlantic, TCN Mid-Atlantic and CSN New England will also adopt the city names used by their primary team partners, becoming NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and NBC Sports Boston, respectively.

The brand progression of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, which began in April with NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, will be complete in advance of the 2017-18 NHL and NBA regular seasons. New York-based SNY will retain its name.

In addition to new names, the NBC Sports Regional Networks will feature enhanced logos and graphics. They will continue to feature the NBC Peacock, which was first integrated into the networks’ logos in 2012, the year after the formation of NBC Sports Group.

Many NBC Sports production, programming elements and on-air talent have been incorporated on the RSNs since the Comcast-NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011, much like NBCSN and Golf Channel. In addition to the integration of the NBC Peacock in 2012, “Comcast SportsNet” changed to “CSN” in 2016. Similarly, several NBC Sports Regional Networks collaborate with NBC Owned Television Stations in their respective markets on content and other initiatives.

Sixers Summer League games to air live on TCN

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Sixers Summer League games to air live on TCN

CSN Philadelphia and TCN deliver fans the most comprehensive Sixers’ coverage with two live Summer League broadcasts, and reports in SportsNet CentralPhilly Sports Talk, CSNPhilly.com and on social media platforms.
 
Summer League games
TCN will air two Sixers Summer League games on July 3 and July 5 from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Markelle Fultz, who was the first overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2017 NBA Draft, is expected to play in the Utah Summer League. Fellow draft additions Jonah Bolden (the 36th overall pick) and Mathias Lessort (50th overall) are also scheduled to play alongside returning Sixers Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Alex Poythress.
 
The Sixers' Summer League game broadcast schedule is as follows:

Sixers vs. Celtics

Live: Monday, July 3 at 7 p.m. on TCN
Replay: Tuesday, July 4 at 11 a.m. on CSN

Sixers vs. Utah

Live: Wednesday, July 5 at 9 p.m. on TCN
Replay: Thursday, July 6 at 11 a.m. on CSN
 
Amy Fadool and Marc Zumoff will provide commentary during Monday’s game from the CSN Philadelphia studio.
 
Games are available via live stream through the NBC Sports App or through CSNPhilly.com. Additionally, all games will be made available on Comcast’s Xfinity Video-On-Demand platform.
 
Fans can get a complete recap of the games and other Sixers activity on CSN, CSNPhilly.com and on social media handles @CSNPhilly.
 
Zumoff sat down with Fultz to talk about his rise to becoming the #1 pick, his love of cooking, and his dream to be an accountant.  Click here to listen to the latest “Zoo’s View” podcast. 

Tomboy documentary premieres March 13 at 10 p.m.

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Tomboy documentary premieres March 13 at 10 p.m.

PHILADELPHIA -- Continuing throughout Women's History Month, CSN Philadelphia elevates the conversation about gender in sports with the airing of TOMBOY, a multi-platform documentary project, told through the voices of many of the world's most prominent females athletes, broadcasters, and sports executives. A special one-hour TOMBOY, airs on CSN Philadelphia on Monday, March 13 at 10 p.m.
 
Notable figures appearing in TOMBOY include legendary champion for gender equality/tennis icon Billie Jean King, Little League World Series pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis, four-time World Cup-champion skier Lindsey Vonn, Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers-Drysdale, and among others. In the last 40 years, the number of females participating in sports has nearly doubled, with two out of every five girls today choosing to play sports, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. The documentary discusses reasons why some girls aren't playing sports, as well as increases the awareness and conversation about the participation of women in sports.

Complete list of air dates for TOMBOY in the Philadelphia market:
Monday, March 13 at 10 p.m. - CSN
Tuesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 17 at 10:30 p.m. – CSN
Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. – TCN
Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m. – CSN
Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. – TCN
Friday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. – CSN
Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. – NBC 10
Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30 p.m. – TCN
Thursday, March 30 at 3 p.m. - NBCSN
Sunday, April 2 at 6 p.m. – COZI TV
 
Last evening, CSN Philadelphia hosted a TOMBOY symposium hosted by Drexel University's School of Sports Management. The event, hosted by Emmy–Award winning anchor Amy Fadool, consisted of a sneak preview screening and panel discussion featuring Deborah Slaner Larkin, Chief Advocacy Office, Women's Sports Foundation; Tina Sloan Green, co-founder, Black Women in Sports Foundation; Lara Price, Senior Vice President, Philadelphia 76ers; Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, Professor, Sport Management at Drexel University; Dr. Sommer Hammoud, Surgeon, Rothman Institute Sports Medicine Surgeon, and Director of Rothman's Female Sports Medicine Program and Dr. Benjamin Braslow, parent and coach of 11-year old multisport athlete Brooke Braslow.  The Q&A was facilitated by CSN Philadelphia's Sarah Baicker. 
 
As part of this event, and in conjunction with the TOMBOY initiative, Comcast Senior Executive Vice President David L. Cohen presented a $50,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of America to be used to purchase sports equipment for children who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs. Lisabeth Marziello, Chief Executive Officer Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia, accepted the contribution. 
   
The symposium can be viewed here.
 
For additional TOMBOY content, including original on-camera interviews and career stories, podcasts, documentary trailers, and much more, viewers are urged to visit CSNPhilly.com/TOMBOY. Social media users can also join the conversation and find additional information by utilizing the hashtag #CSNTOMBOY on Twitter and Facebook and by visiting @CSNTOMBOY.