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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA TO AIR SIMULATED KINGS VS. WARRIORS GAME VIA NBA 2K20 TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA TO AIR SIMULATED KINGS VS. WARRIORS GAME VIA NBA 2K20 TOMORROW, TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST

 

Simulation with Commentary from Kings Announcers Grant Napear,

Doug Christie and Kayte Hunter Airs on NBC Sports California at 5 P.M.

 

Simulation Featuring Commentary from Warriors Broadcasters Bob Fitzgerald,

Kelenna Azubuike and Kerith Burke Airs at 11 P.M. on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 20, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, in partnership with Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20, today announced they will air a one-hour video game simulation of the Sacramento Kings versus the Golden State Warriors tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21st. The April 15th Kings-Warriors matchup was originally scheduled to be the last regular season game of the 2019-20 NBA season for both teams. 

 

NBC Sports California will air the simulation at 5 p.m. with the Kings announcers calling the action – play-by-play from Grant Napear and color analysis from Doug Christie – with Kayte Hunter handling the sideline reporter duties.  

 

At 11 p.m., NBC Sports Bay Area will air the simulation featuring Warriors broadcasters – play-by-play from Bob Fitzgerald and color analysis from Kelenna Azubuike –  with Kerith Burke handling the sideline reporter duties.

 

The artificial intelligence gameplay simulations will be conducted through Take-Two Interactive’s NBA 2K20. The viewer experience will include the same video and audio components of NBA 2K20 gameplay, along with the Kings and Warriors announcers calling the action on NBC Sports California and NBC Sports Bay Area, respectively. Additional content surrounding the simulations will be available on NBCSportsBayArea.com and on NBC Sports Bay Area’s social media platforms.

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

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 and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live streams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, 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; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

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“NBC SPORTS WIRE TO WIRE: WARRIORS VS. KINGS” DEBUTS THIS WEEK ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

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“NBC SPORTS WIRE TO WIRE: WARRIORS VS. KINGS” DEBUTS THIS WEEK ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

“NBC SPORTS WIRE TO WIRE: WARRIORS VS. KINGS”

DEBUTS THIS WEEK ON NBC SPORTS BAY AREA

AND NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA

 

Hour-Long Special Show Highlighted by In-Game Audio from

Warriors and Kings Players and Coaches from February Matchup

 

NBC Sports Wire to Wire: Warriors vs. Kings Airs Tuesday at 10 p.m.

on NBC Sports Bay Area and Wednesday at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports California

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 20, 2020 – NBC Sports Wire to Wire: Warriors vs. Kings, NBC Sports Regional Networks’ latest episode of its behind-the-scenes original program on the NBA, will debut tomorrow Tuesday, April 21st at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area and Wednesday, April 22nd at 10 p.m. on NBC Sports California.

 

The one-hour show is an all-access pass to an NBA game day, featuring extensive in-game audio and interviews with players and coaches from the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors, surrounding their February 25th matchup at the Chase Center in San Francisco.

 

Covering both on-the-court and off-the-court experiences of an NBA game day, NBC Sports Wire to Wire: Warriors vs. Kings provides an inside perspective through on-court audio and interviews with Warriors players Eric Paschall, Damion Lee, Jordan Poole, and Ky Bowman, coach Steve Kerr, and director of team operations Eric Housen; and Kings players Harrison Barnes and Kent Bazemore, and coach Luke Walton.

 

In the episode, while walking to the arena Warriors' Paschall discusses his personal perspectives on life in the league as a rookie; Bowman is mic’d during the morning shootaround; and the camera follows Housen around the Chase Center as he sets up for the game.

 

During the game, the Kings’ Barnes, Bazemore and coach Walton – as well as the Warriors’ Lee, Poole and coach Kerr – are mic’d up, allowing fans the rare opportunity to hear and feel the passion and competitiveness of an NBA game.

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

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 and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year. The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live streams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, 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; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA UNVEIL NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO FACILITIES

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA UNVEIL NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDIO FACILITIES

Dynamic Studio Features Main Anchor Desk, Multiple Anchor/Reporter Locations

and Interactive Demonstration Area

 

Sharks Pregame Live will Debut New Set on October 5

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 4, 2019 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports,” will unveil its new state-of-the-art studio tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 5th) at 6:30 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live.

 

The new studio, located at the network’s headquarters at 360 3rd Street in San Francisco (South of Market), will feature a sleek, modern and open design and utilize dynamic LED technology, a stunning and interactive video floor, and multiple anchor and reporter positions designed for movement and flexibility.

 

The studio features large displays that are seamlessly integrated into the scenic architecture, making every part of the studio an engaging broadcast location. A sleek LED display runs along the length of the room, forming the backdrop for the main anchor area.  The visual center of the space is the dynamic demo area, with a large wall display and an LED floor, and portrait monitors.

 

For photos and video highlights of the new studio, click HERE and HERE.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area’s new studio will primarily serve as the main set for Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers pre- and postgame shows, along with news updates, press conferences, breaking news and magazine shows.  Additionally, the studio will occasionally carry NBC Sports California’s signature programming including San Jose Sharks, Sacramento Kings and Oakland A’s pre- and postgame shows.

 

“Our new studios will provide our anchors, analysts and insiders the ability to provide the region’s most comprehensive, informative and entertaining sports coverage across multiple platforms,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California.  “We’ve created a world-class facility that is designed for innovation and the creation of compelling content for local sports fans.  We’re looking forward with great excitement to tomorrow night’s first broadcast from the new studio.”

 

In addition to the main studio, a secondary studio, also located at the San Francisco headquarters, will debut on Wednesday, Oct. 16th at 7:00 p.m. with Sharks Pregame Live, prior to the Sharks-Carolina Hurricanes game.  The modern studio will primarily host NBC Sports California’s pre- and postgame shows, news updates, press conferences and breaking news.

 

NBC Sports Bay Area Studio highlights include:

  • 2,270-square-foot studio
  • 30-foot-wide LED monitor wall in main anchor area
  • Interactive Demo Area with a 16-foot-wide by 9-foot-tall monitor wall, a 15-foot-wide and 8-foot-deep LED floor, and five vertical monitors
  • 120 LED tiles integrated into the set, including 75 in the walls and 45 in the Demo Area floor
  • Large, full-height images in the studio depicting San Francisco’s world-renowned cityscape; plus, the iconic NBC logo incorporated into the set design  

 

The set design is the result of the partnership of NBC Sports and the design group at Jack Morton Worldwide.  Fabrication work was done by blackwalnut.  Lighting Design and installation was done by The Lighting Design Group.  LED technology was provided by Leyard and Planar.

 

About NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California:

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 and MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live game broadcasts per year.  The MyTeams by NBC Sports app provides live steams of the games and pre-and postgame shows, 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; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

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