CSN Mid-Atlantic and the Washington Wizards have announced the team’s 85-game regional television schedule for the 2016-17 NBA season, which will be surrounded by comprehensive multiplatform news, analysis and commentary highlighted by new gameday shows Wizards GameTime and Wizards Extra.
CSN’s live coverage of the Wizards, including pregame and postgame shows, will again be streamed on CSNmidatlantic.com and the NBC Sports app.
CSN’s live coverage of the 2016-17 Wizards will begin with the preseason opener against Miami on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. and will include five of the team’s seven exhibition games. CSN’s regular-season schedule will start with the Wizards’ season-opening game at Atlanta on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
CSN’s live-game coverage will again be led by Emmy Award-winning play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz and longtime analyst Phil Chenier, who are entering their 20th season together. Chris Miller will return as the courtside reporter and Wizards Insider J. Michael will again contribute to game coverage.
Wizards GameTime and Wizards Extra will debut this season to provide enhanced coverage before and after games, respectively. The new half-hour programs will integrate high-energy debate, commentary and fan interaction with extensive news, analysis and interviews. Hosted by Miller and Sebastian Salazar, Wizards GameTime and Wizards Extra will feature analyst Tony Massenburg, as well as contributors such as Ron Thompson and Cory Alexander. CSN’s game announcers and reporters will also participate in the conversation from the arena.
The weekly magazine show Wizards Central will return to CSN this season to deliver in-depth features, commentary and interviews. New episodes will debut Saturdays at 10:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 22, and will encore multiple times each week.
CSN’s daily news program, Geico SportsNet Central, will offer expanded Wizards news, features and interviews throughout the season at 10:30 p.m. In addition, SportsTalk Live with Brian Mitchell and 106.7 The Fan’s Sports Junkies, which is presented live from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays, will feature Wizards commentary, debate and interviews.
Led by CSNmidatlantic.com and the CSN Mid-Atlantic mobile app, CSN’s digital media properties will continue to feature comprehensive written, video and interactive content covering the Wizards. Fans can follow Wizards coverage on Twitter at @CSNWizards and can follow CSN on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat at @CSNMA.
The Wizards regional TV schedule this season will include 73 games on CSN and 12 games on CSN Plus. For information regarding CSN Plus channel location, check with your provider or go to CSNmidatlantic.com for information.
CSN Mid-Atlantic, part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, is the official sports network of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, ACC and CAA. CSN Mid-Atlantic – the leading multiplatform sports media organization serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia – delivers more than 400 live events per year, along with Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and entertainment programming, to more than 4.5 million homes. CSN Mid-Atlantic’s digital portfolio, highlighted by CSNmidatlantic.com, is the region’s top online source for written, video and interactive sports content. Follow CSN Mid-Atlantic on Twitter at @CSNMA.