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CSN California Announces 2016-17 Sacramento Kings Coverage; Jim Kozimor to Anchor 'Kings Pregame Live' & 'Kings Postgame Live'

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CSN California Announces 2016-17 Sacramento Kings Coverage; Jim Kozimor to Anchor 'Kings Pregame Live' & 'Kings Postgame Live'

CSN California to Televise 81 Regular-Season Games, 1 Preseason Game; Network to Air Inaugural Golden 1 Center Home Opener Against the San Antonio Spurs

Veteran Sports Broadcaster Jim Kozimor to Anchor “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live,” Shows to Originate from Exclusive CSN Set at Golden 1 Center for Home Games

Live Kings Games, “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live” Streamed on CSNCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports App

“SportsNet Central,” “SportsTalk Live” and “Kings Central” to Provide Region’s Most Comprehensive Kings and NBA News and Analysis All Season Long 

CSNCalifornia.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Coverage and Analysis;

Plus, “Kings Insider Podcast with James Ham” and Region’s Most Extensive Online Video Archive

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 23, 2016) – CSN California (@CSNAuthentic), the exclusive local television home of Sacramento Kings basketball, announced today its coverage of the Kings’ (@SacramentoKings) 2016-17 campaign and inaugural season at the Golden 1 Center, which includes 82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason); extensive game day coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live – featuring new anchor and veteran sports broadcaster Jim Kozimor; Kings games, Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live streamed live on CSNCalifornia.com and via the NBC Sports app; season-long, comprehensive Kings and NBA news, analysis, and insider reports on SportsNet Central, SportsTalk Live, and Kings Central; and in-depth online coverage on CSNCalifornia.com and the weekly Kings Insider Podcast with James Ham.

The 2016-17 Kings regular season on CSN California gets underway on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. with a road matchup against the Phoenix Suns (coverage starts on Kings Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m.).  On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m., CSN California will air the inaugural Golden 1 Center home opener against the San Antonio Spurs (coverage starts on Kings Pregame Live at 7 p.m.).  Calling all the action for Kings games on CSN California will be the veteran announcing team of Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) and Jerry Reynolds, with sideline reporter Kayte Christensen (@kayte_c). 

In addition to the 81 regular-season games, CSN California will televise one preseason game on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. as the Kings host the Los Angeles Clippers.

CSN California’s 2016-17 Kings telecast schedule is as follows:

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Tuesday

10/18

vs

Los Angeles Clippers (Preseason)

7:30 PM

Wednesday

10/26

at

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Thursday

10/27

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:30 PM

Saturday

10/29

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:30 PM

Monday

10/31

at

Atlanta Hawks

4:30 PM

Tuesday

11/1

at

Miami Heat

4:30 PM

Thursday

11/3

at

Orlando Magic

4:00 PM

Saturday

11/5

at

Milwaukee Bucks

5:00 PM

Sunday

11/6

at

Toronto Raptors

3:00 PM

Tuesday

11/8

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

7:30 PM

Friday

11/11

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Wednesday

11/16

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:30 PM

* Friday

11/18

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

Sunday

11/20

vs

Toronto Raptors

6:00 PM

Wednesday

11/23

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:30 PM

* Friday

11/25

vs

Houston Rockets

7:30 PM

Sunday

11/27

at

Brooklyn Nets

3:00 PM

Monday

11/28

at

Washington Wizards

4:00 PM

Wednesday

11/30

at

Philadelphia 76ers

4:00 PM

Friday

12/2

at

Boston Celtics

4:30 PM

Sunday

12/4

at

New York Knicks

4:30 PM

Wednesday

12/7

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

* Friday

12/9

vs

New York Knicks

7:30 PM

Saturday

12/10

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Monday

12/12

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Wednesday

12/14

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Friday

12/16

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Sunday

12/18

at

Dallas Mavericks

4:00 PM

Tuesday

12/20

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:30 PM

Wednesday

12/21

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Friday

12/23

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Monday

12/26

vs

Philadelphia 76ers

7:30 PM

Wednesday

12/28

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Saturday

12/31

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

2:00 PM

Tuesday

1/3

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Wednesday

1/4

vs

Miami Heat

7:30 PM

* Friday

1/6

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

Sunday

1/8

vs

Golden State Warriors

6:00 PM

Tuesday

1/10

vs

Detroit Pistons

7:30 PM

* Friday

1/13

vs

Cleveland Cavaliers

7:30 PM

Sunday

1/15

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

6:00 PM

Wednesday

1/18

vs

Indiana Pacers

7:30 PM

Friday

1/20

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Saturday

1/21

at

Chicago Bulls

6:00 PM

Monday

1/23

at

Detroit Pistons

4:30 PM

Wednesday

1/25

at

Cleveland Cavaliers

4:00 PM

Friday

1/27

at

Indiana Pacers

4:00 PM

Saturday

1/28

at

Charlotte Hornets

4:00 PM

Tuesday

1/31

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

* Friday

2/3

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/4

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Monday

2/6

vs

Chicago Bulls

7:30 PM

Wednesday

2/8

vs

Boston Celtics

7:30 PM

* Friday

2/10

vs

Atlanta Hawks

7:30 PM

Sunday

2/12

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

6:00 PM

Tuesday

2/14

at

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Wednesday

2/15

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Thursday

2/23

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/25

vs

Charlotte Hornets

2:00 PM

Monday

2/27

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:30 PM

Wednesday

3/1

vs

Brooklyn Nets

7:30 PM

Sunday

3/5

vs

Utah Jazz

3:00 PM

Monday

3/6

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Wednesday

3/8

at

San Antonio Spurs

5:30 PM

* Friday

3/10

vs

Washington Wizards

7:30 PM

Saturday

3/11

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:30 PM

Monday

3/13

vs

Orlando Magic

7:30 PM

Wednesday

3/15

at

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/18

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

1:00 PM

Sunday

3/19

at

San Antonio Spurs

4:00 PM

Wednesday

3/22

vs

Milwaukee Bucks

7:30 PM

Friday

3/24

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Sunday

3/26

at

Los Angeles Clippers

12:30 PM

Monday

3/27

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

7:30 PM

Wednesday

3/29

vs

Utah Jazz

7:30 PM

Friday

3/31

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

Saturday

4/1

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Tuesday

4/4

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:30 PM

Friday

4/7

at

Los Angeles Lakers

7:30 PM

Sunday

4/9

vs

Houston Rockets

3:00 PM

Tuesday

4/11

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:30 PM

Wednesday

4/12

at

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

 

82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason)

Schedule as of 9/23/16; Dates and times subject to change

*Authentic Fan Friday

For approximately 24 hours following each game, CSN California’s Kings telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.  Note: CSN California/Kings On Demand is available only in the Kings’ broadcast territory. 

Kings coverage streamed live via CSNCalifornia.com, NBC Sports App – presented by Northern California Honda Dealers – CSN California offers live streams of its Kings 2016-17 regular-season schedule to CSN subscribers, along with its game-day shows Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live, via CSNCalifornia.com and the NBC Sports app.  The live-streaming service will be available at no additional cost to authenticated CSN California subscribers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.  Authenticated subscribers will have the ability to access 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 California.  

CSN California’s live Kings coverage will be accessible through the video player on CSNCalifornia.com, or via the NBC Sports app for mobile devices and tablets, which can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click here.

Kings Pregame Live presented by Honda, Kings Postgame Live presented by MetroPCS – In addition to live game coverage, CSN California delivers comprehensive pre- and postgame analysis.  Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches and game previews on Kings Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Kings Postgame Live will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game.  Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live are hosted by new anchor and Sacramento fan favorite Jim Kozimor (@CSNKoz), along with former Kings star Doug Christie (@TheDougChristie) providing expert analysis.  Additional analysis will be provided by CSNCalifornia.com’s Kings Insider James Ham (@James_Ham), Grant Napear, Jerry Reynolds and Kayte Christensen.  During home games, the network will broadcast Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live from its exclusive, state-of-the-art set at Golden 1 Center.

Kozmior’s new anchor duties mark his return to the Sacramento market, where he was the long-time television/radio broadcaster for the Kings and Sacramento Monarchs (1998-2009) and hosted his own talk show on KHTK 1140 AM.  Kozimor will continue to be the primary host for CSN Bay Area’s signature program SportsTalk Live (@CSNSTL) and will contribute to the network’s MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL studios shows and SportsNet Central.

SportsNet Central presented by Toyota (6 p.m.) & Hyundai (10:30 p.m.) – During the 2016-17 NBA season, tune into SportsNet Central (@SNCAuthentic) for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the Kings and the NBA, interviews with players and coaches, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute scores, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports.  SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight on CSN Bay Area.

SportsTalk Live presented by Comcast Business– Hosted by Jim Kozimor, SportsTalk Live – airing Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on CSN Bay Area – is a live, hour-long sports talk show featuring opinionated commentary, in-depth analysis and lively debate on the day’s trending sports stories in the Northern California.  Throughout the 2016-17 NBA season, SportsTalk Live will feature NBA experts and a number of special guests from the Kings, including regular appearances by Kings Insider James Ham and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN).

Kings Central– Each month of the 2016-17 NBA season, Kings Central – a half-hour program hosted by Kayte Christensen – will give fans an inside look at the Kings both on and off the court.  Visit CSNCalifornia.com for show air dates and times.

CSNCalifornia.com & CSN’s Social Media – CSNCalifornia.com delivers complete Kings and NBA coverage and showcases Kings Insider James Ham and Senior Insider Ray Ratto on the site’s “Kings Talk” section and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  CSNCalifornia.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences, and content from CSN Bay Area’s SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.  Follow CSN Bay Area and CSN California on social media –Twitter: @CSNAuthentic; Instagram: CSNAuthentic; Snapchat: CSNAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/csnbayarea.

Kings Insider Podcast with James Ham – CSNCalifornia.com’s popular Kings Insider Podcast with James Ham returns for the 2016-17 NBA season.  Throughout the season, Kings Insider James Ham will provide a comprehensive breakdown of the Kings, preview key upcoming matchups, discuss top stories and news from around the NBA, and feature in-depth conversations with Kings players, coaches, front office personnel and NBA Insiders.

Authentic Fan Friday – CSN California brings back the popular Authentic Fan Friday to the Golden 1 Center for every Friday home game during the regular season.  Fans will receive a collector’s edition cheer card and free CSN giveaways.  Fans sitting in the “Authentic Fan” section will also have the chance to be seen on the CSN telecast. Visit CSNCalifornia.com for more information.

CSN Bay Area and CSN California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. CSN 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. CSN 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 sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com.  Follow both networks on social media – Twitter: @CSNAuthentic; Instagram: CSNAuthentic; Snapchat: CSNAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com/csnbayarea.

 

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NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SACRAMENTO KINGS COVERAGE

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NBC Sports California

NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SACRAMENTO KINGS COVERAGE

Network to Present 81 Regular-Season Games, 1 Preseason Game

 

Kings Analyst Jerry Reynolds to Join “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live” Shows

from Golden 1 Center; Plus, Reynolds Returns to Provide Color Commentary

for Select Games

 

Complete Game Day Coverage with “Kings Pregame Live” and “Kings Postgame Live,”

Shows to Originate from Exclusive Set at Golden 1 Center for Home Games

 

NBCSportsCalifornia.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long Kings & NBA News,

Analysis, Exclusive Video and the “Kings Insider Podcast” with James Ham

 

“Authentic Fan Friday” Returns to Golden 1 Center, Every Friday Regular-Season

Home Game Fans to Receive Free “Authentic Fan” Prizes and More

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 3, 2018 – NBC Sports California and NBCSportsCalifornia.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic Kings Fan,” announced today its coverage of the Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) for the 2018-19 season, which includes: presenting 82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason); legendary Kings color analyst Jerry Reynolds joining Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live and returning to call select games; comprehensive game-day coverage with Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows; and Kings and NBA news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsCalifornia.com

 

The Kings will open their season on NBC Sports California versus the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.  Calling all the action for Kings games on NBC Sports California will be the announcing team of Grant Napear (@GrantNapearshow) and Doug Christie (@TheDougChristie).  Legendary Kings broadcaster Jerry Reynolds will reunite with longtime broadcast partner Napear and provide color commentary for select games this season.  Kayte Christensen-Hunter (@kayte_c) will return as sideline reporter for select games.

 

In addition to the 81 regular-season games, NBC Sports California will televise one preseason game on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. as the Kings host the Jazz.

 

NBC Sports California’s 2018-19 Kings telecast schedule is as follows:

DAY

DATE

VS/AT

OPPONENT

TIME (PT)

Thursday

10/11

vs

Utah Jazz (Preseason)

7:00 PM

Wednesday

10/17

vs

Utah Jazz

7:00 PM

Friday

10/19

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

Sunday

10/21

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

4:00 PM

Tuesday

10/23

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Wednesday

10/24

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

7:00 PM

* Friday

10/26

vs

Washington Wizards

7:00 PM

Monday

10/29

at

Miami Heat

4:30 PM

Tuesday

10/30

at

Orlando Magic

4:00 PM

Thursday

11/1

at

Atlanta Hawks

4:30 PM

Sunday

11/4

at

Milwaukee Bucks

12:30 PM

Wednesday

11/7

vs

Toronto Raptors

7:00 PM

* Friday

11/9

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

Saturday

11/10

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

Monday

11/12

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Friday

11/16

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Saturday

11/17

at

Houston Rockets

5:00 PM

Monday

11/19

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

Wednesday

11/21

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Saturday

11/24

at

Golden State Warriors

5:30 PM

Sunday

11/25

vs

Utah Jazz

5:00 PM

Saturday

12/1

vs

Indiana Pacers

7:00 PM

Tuesday

12/4

at

Phoenix Suns

6:00 PM

Friday

12/7

at

Cleveland Cavaliers

4:30 PM

Saturday

12/8

at

Indiana Pacers

4:00 PM

Monday

12/10

at

Chicago Bulls

5:00 PM

Wednesday

12/12

vs

Minnesota Timberwolves

7:00 PM

* Friday

12/14

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/16

at

Dallas Mavericks

4:00 PM

Monday

12/17

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Wednesday

12/19

vs

Oklahoma City Thunder

7:00 PM

* Friday

12/21

vs

Memphis Grizzlies

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/23

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

3:00 PM

Wednesday

12/26

at

Los Angeles Clippers

7:30 PM

Thursday

12/27

vs

Los Angeles Lakers

7:00 PM

Sunday

12/30

at

Los Angeles Lakers

6:30 PM

Tuesday

1/1

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

6:00 PM

Thursday

1/3

vs

Denver Nuggets

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/5

vs

Golden State Warriors

7:00 PM

Monday

1/7

vs

Orlando Magic

7:00 PM

Tuesday

1/8

at

Phoenix Suns

6:00 PM

Thursday

1/10

vs

Detroit Pistons

7:00 PM

Saturday

1/12

vs

Charlotte Hornets

7:00 PM

Monday

1/14

vs

Portland Trail Blazers

7:00 PM

Thursday

1/17

at

Charlotte Hornets

4:00 PM

Saturday

1/19

at

Detroit Pistons

4:00 PM

Monday

1/21

at

Brooklyn Nets

12:30 PM

Tuesday

1/22

at

Toronto Raptors

4:00 PM

Friday

1/25

at

Memphis Grizzlies

5:00 PM

Sunday

1/27

at

Los Angeles Clippers

12:30 PM

Wednesday

1/30

vs

Atlanta Hawks

7:00 PM

Saturday

2/2

vs

Philadelphia 76ers

7:00 PM

Monday

2/4

vs

San Antonio Spurs

7:00 PM

Wednesday

2/6

vs

Houston Rockets

7:00 PM

* Friday

2/8

vs

Miami Heat

7:00 PM

Sunday

2/10

vs

Phoenix Suns

3:00 PM

Wednesday

2/13

at

Denver Nuggets

6:00 PM

Thursday

2/21

at

Golden State Warriors

7:30 PM

Saturday

2/23

at

Oklahoma City Thunder

5:00 PM

Monday

2/25

at

Minnesota Timberwolves

5:00 PM

Wednesday

2/27

vs

Milwaukee Bucks

7:00 PM

* Friday

3/1

vs

Los Angeles Clippers

7:00 PM

Monday

3/4

vs

New York Knicks

7:00 PM

Wednesday

3/6

vs

Boston Celtics

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/9

at

New York Knicks

9:00 AM

Monday

3/11

at

Washington Wizards

4:00 PM

Thursday

3/14

at

Boston Celtics

4:30 PM

Friday

3/15

at

Philadelphia 76ers

4:00 PM

Sunday

3/17

vs

Chicago Bulls

3:00 PM

Tuesday

3/19

vs

Brooklyn Nets

7:00 PM

Thursday

3/21

vs

Dallas Mavericks

7:00 PM

Saturday

3/23

vs

Phoenix Suns

7:00 PM

Sunday

3/24

at

Los Angeles Lakers

6:30 PM

Tuesday

3/26

at

Dallas Mavericks

5:30 PM

Thursday

3/28

at

New Orleans Pelicans

5:00 PM

Saturday

3/30

at

Houston Rockets

3:00 PM

Sunday

3/31

at

San Antonio Spurs

4:00 PM

Tuesday

4/2

vs

Houston Rockets

7:00 PM

Thursday

4/4

vs

Cleveland Cavaliers

7:00 PM

Friday

4/5

at

Utah Jazz

6:00 PM

Sunday

4/7

vs

New Orleans Pelicans

6:00 PM

Wednesday

4/10

at

Portland Trail Blazers

7:30 PM

 

82 games (81 regular season, 1 preseason)

Schedule as of 10/3/18; Dates and times subject to change

*Authentic Fan Friday

 

For approximately 24 hours following each game, NBC Sports California’s Kings telecasts will be available on XFINITY On Demand.  Note: NBC Sports California/Kings On Demand is available only in the Kings’ broadcast territory. 

 

Kings Pregame Live, Kings Postgame Live – In addition to live game coverage, NBC Sports California delivers comprehensive pre- and postgame analysis.  Prior to the game, fans can catch the latest team developments, interviews with players and coaches and game previews on Kings Pregame Live. Immediately following the game, Kings Postgame Live will give viewers an in-depth game breakdown with stats and highlights, locker room interviews, and a preview of the next game.  Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live are hosted by fan favorite Jim Kozimor (@KozNBCS).  Kings analyst Jerry Reynolds will join Kozimor for Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live shows from Golden 1 Center, and Kayte Christensen-Hunter will join Kozimor in-studio for select shows when the team is on the road. 

 

Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsCalifornia.com’s Kings Insider James Ham (@James_HamNBCS), Grant Napear and Doug Christie.  During home games, the network will broadcast Kings Pregame Live and Kings Postgame Live from its exclusive, state-of-the-art set at Golden 1 Center.

 

Kings Central – Each month of the 2018-19 NBA season, Kings Central – a half-hour program hosted by Kayte Christensen-Hunter – will give fans an inside look at the Kings both on and off the court.  Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for air dates and times.

 

NBCSportsCalifornia.com – NBCSportsCalifornia.com delivers complete Kings and NBA coverage via Kings Insider James Ham, provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and “The Kings Insider Podcast.”  NBCSportsCalifornia.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video; player, coach and front office personnel interviews; press conferences; and content from the network’s news programming.

 

NBC Sports California Social Media – Throughout the 2018-19 NBA season, NBC Sports California will deliver extensive original content across the network’s various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Plus, NBC Sports California will present live game-day content from Golden 1 Center at every Kings home game.  Follow NBC Sports California: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSKings).

 

Authentic Fan Friday – NBC Sports California brings back the popular Authentic Fan Friday to the Golden 1 Center for every Friday home game during the regular season.  Fans will receive a collector’s edition cheer card and free NBC Sports California giveaways.  Fans sitting in the “Authentic Fan” 219 section will also have the chance to be seen on the NBC Sports California telecast. Visit NBCSportsCalifornia.com for more information.

 

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; and Facebook: facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic.

 

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OAKLAND A’S SCORE HIGHEST RATED SEASON ON NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA SINCE 2014

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NBC Sports California

OAKLAND A’S SCORE HIGHEST RATED SEASON ON NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA SINCE 2014

 

2018 Final Season Average Increased +69% Compared to Last Season

 

Increased Ratings Registered in Key Advertising Demographics,

“A’s Pregame Live” and “A’s Postgame Live”

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 2, 2018 – NBC Sports California (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic A’s Fan,” has posted a significant rise in ratings for the Oakland A’s during the 2018 MLB season, including household ratings in the San Francisco DMA (San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose) and key advertising demographic categories, along with increased streaming numbers.

 

For the 2018 MLB season, NBC Sports California’s A’s television averaged a 0.94 household rating – a +69% percent increase over 2017’s viewership, and a +43% percent increase over 2016’s viewership.  The A’s 2018 household rating is the highest final season average in four years (1.33 in 2014).

 

Additional highlights from the A’s 2018 season include:

 

  • Since the All-Star break (July 20-Sept. 30), the A’s averaged a 1.29 household rating, up +153% compared to the same period in the 2017 season;
  • The August 8th A’s-Dodgers game earned a 2.21 household rating and is the highest-rated A’s game since August 2014;
  • The August 17th A’s-Astros game registered a 2.17 household rating and is the second-highest rated A’s game since August 2014;
  • Significant ratings gains compared to the 2017 MLB season were also delivered by A’s Pregame Live (+78%) and A’s Postgame Live (+131%);
  • Ratings in key advertising demographics have posted increased numbers, including A18-49 (+11%) and M18-49 (+40%); and
  • During the 2018 MLB season, streaming of A’s games has seen 113K unique devices consume 22.8M minutes, up +64% and +83% respectively across both metrics, compared to last season.


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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