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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES 2018 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCES 2018 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS COVERAGE

Greg Papa Named Host of “49ers Pregame Live” and “49ers Postgame Live”

 

Former 49ers Players Donte Whitner and Ian Williams Join Network as Analysts

 

Laura Britt Joins 49ers Coverage as Host and Reporter

 

Complete Game Day Coverage with One-Hour “49ers Pregame Live” and

“49ers Postgame Live” Shows Before and After Every Game

 

“49ers Central,” “49ers Press Conference Live,”  and “49ers Game Plan” to Provide Northern California’s

Most Comprehensive 49ers and NFL News, Top Stories

and Analysis All Season Long

 

NBCSportsBayArea.com to Feature Extensive Season-Long 49ers & NFL News,

Analysis, Exclusive Video and the “49ers Insider Podcast” with Matt Maiocco

 

Original Content Throughout Season Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Platforms

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 17 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), “Home of the Authentic 49ers Fan,” is set to kick off the 2018 NFL season with complete “Sunday to Sunday” coverage that includes: Greg Papa as the new host of 49ers Pregame Live and 49ers Postgame Live; former 49ers safety Donte Whitner (@DonteHitner39) and nose tackle Ian Williams (IWilliams95) joining the network’s 49ers coverage team; 49ers Pregame Live and 49ers Postgame Live shows before and after every game; season-long 49ers and NFL news and analysis on 49ers Press Conference Live, 49ers Central and 49ers Game Plan; and comprehensive 49ers and NFL news, analysis and insider reports on NBCSportsBayArea.com.

 

Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the season across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCS49ers).

 

NBC Sports Bay Area’s lineup of 49ers and NFL related programming for the season:

 

NEW THIS SEASON:

 

Greg Papa Joins Network's 49ers Coverage Team – Greg Papa, a three-time California Sportscaster of the Year, will anchor NBC Sports Bay Area’s 49ers Pregame Live and 49ers Postgame Live.  He joins former 49ers Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia (@JeffGarciaJGFA), former 49ers safety Donte Whitner, NBCSportsBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) and 49ers reporter Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_) on the shows. 

 

Papa, a veteran of Bay Area sports broadcasting for nearly three decades, has been the play-by-play voice for the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders and is the longtime host of NBC Sports Bay Area’s Golden State Warriors Pregame Live and Postgame Live.

 

49ers analysts Donte Whitner & Ian Williams – Former 49ers safety (2010-2013) Donte Whitner will serve as an analyst on 49ers Pregame Live, 49ers Postgame Live and 49ers Central.  The two-time Pro Bowl safety also played for the Buffalo Bills (2006-2010), Cleveland Browns (2014-2015) and Washington Redskins (2016).  Whitner also twice won the Garry Niver Award, which the San Francisco Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America presents annually to a 49ers player for his cooperation and professional style in dealing with the media.  A native of Cleveland, he was drafted in the first round with the #8 overall pick out of Ohio State.

 

Former 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams will serve as an analyst on 49ers Press Conference Live.  He played for the 49ers from 2011-2016.  In 2015, Williams was named a defensive team captain.  A native of Altamonte Spring, Florida, he played at Norte Dame and was signed by the 49ers as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft.

 

49ers Pregame Live Airs Priors to Every Game – 49ers Pregame Live – the only live, locally produced 49ers pregame show – will now air prior to every home and away game.  49ers Pregame Live makes its season debut on Sunday, September 9 at 9 a.m. as the 49ers open the regular season against the Minnesota Vikings.

 

SEASON-LONG 49ERS PROGRAMS:

 

49ers Pregame Live – Prior to every game, 49ers Pregame Live – a one-hour show – provides the latest game day news, player updates, a detailed game preview and analysis, and on-field pregame reports. 49ers Pregame Live is hosted by three-time California sportscaster of the year Greg Papa, former 49ers safety Donte Whitner and former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia. Plus, NBCSportsBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and 49ers reporter Laura Britt will provide additional pregame coverage with up-to-the-minute game day information. 49ers Pregame Live will broadcast live from the Faithful Mile – the official tailgate party location of 49ers games at Levi’s® Stadium – one hour prior to every home game. Fans are encouraged to attend the live broadcasts and to pick up free NBC Sports Bay Area giveaways.

 

49ers Postgame Live49ers Postgame Live, “the official postgame show of the 49ers,” continues to be the leading destination for The Faithful, with comprehensive one-hour coverage featuring in-depth game analysis, locker room interviews and player reactions, full coverage of Coach Kyle Shanahan's and key players’ press conferences and a preview of the following week’s game. 49ers Postgame Live is hosted by Greg Papa and features detailed postgame analysis from Donte Whitner, Jeff Garcia and Laura Britt. Matt Maiocco will also provide immediate postgame interviews and reaction from 49ers players and coaches. 49ers Postgame Live will broadcast from the field after home games.

 

49ers Press Conference Live – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com will present 49ers Press Conference Live – coverage from Coach Shanahan’s weekly press conference – the day following games.  49ers Press Conference Live is hosted by Laura Britt, with analysis from former 49ers nose tackle Ian Williams and Matt Maiocco reporting from Santa Clara.

 

49ers Central49ers Central, a half-hour show, is hosted by Laura Britt along with weekly contributions from 49ers analysts Donte Whitner, 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms.  Throughout the 2018 NFL season, 49ers Central will feature interviews with players and coaches, examine the pivotal plays from the previous week’s game, and provide extensive analysis of the 49ers’ upcoming opponents.

 

49ers Game Plan – 49ers Game Plan is a half-hour program featuring a weekly sit-down with either 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan or general manager John Lynch and NBCSportsBayArea.com 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco. Each week during the NFL season, Shanahan or Lynch will provide The Faithful with an insightful preview of the 49ers’ next opponent, and a recap the team’s previous game.  49ers Game Plan will also include features, game highlights, and interviews with current and former players, coaches, front office personnel and other insiders.  49ers Game Plan debuts Saturdays on NBC Bay Area and re-airs on NBC Sports Bay Area.  Visit NBCBayArea.com and NBCSportsBayArea.com for air dates and times.

 

49ERS DIGITAL CONTENT:

 

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete 49ers and NFL coverage and showcases 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and Senior Insider Ray Ratto and provides insightful news and analysis, daily insider reports and two regular podcasts: “The 49ers Insider Podcast” with Matt Maiocco & Jeff Garcia and “The Happy Hour Podcast.” NBCSportsBayArea.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 Bay Area Social Media – Throughout the 2018 NFL season, NBC Sports Bay Area will deliver extensive original content across the network’s and on-air personalities’ various social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Levi’s® Stadium at every 49ers home game.  Follow NBC Sports Bay Area: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCS49ers).

 

Game-Day Facebook Live Broadcasts –Two-hours prior to kick-off, 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco will present a comprehensive breakdown of the day’s match-up, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Maiocco via Facebook Live.

 

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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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS TEAMS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AND TIMBUK2 TEAM UP TO DONATE FACE MASKS AND BANDANAS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SPORTS TEAMS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBC SPORTS CALIFORNIA AND TIMBUK2 TEAM UP TO DONATE FACE MASKS AND BANDANAS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Over 10,000 T-Shirts From Giants, A’s, Warriors, Kings, Sharks, Earthquakes,

49ers, and NBC Sports Bay Area & California Donated to Create

50,000 Face Masks and Bandanas

 

San Francisco-Based Timbuk2 to Manufacture Face Masks and Bandanas

 

Masks and Bandanas to be Donated to Bay Area Community Services

and Other Groups in Need

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 24, 2020 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, together with its team partners – MLB’s San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s, NBA’s Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, along with the teams’ apparel and merchandise partner Fanatics – and San Francisco-based bag manufacturer Timbuk2 have teamed up to donate 50,000 face masks and bandanas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams and NBC Sports have donated over 10,000 new t-shirts, and Timbuk2 will create cloth face masks and bandanas from the t-shirt material.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the City and County of San Francisco recommend wearing a cloth face covering in public settings. Additionally, the CDC encourages the public to reserve N95 respirators and surgical masks for healthcare workers and other medical first responders. For more information, visit the CDC website here and the City and County of San Francisco website here.

 

Timbuk2 is shifting production from bags to masks, working to fulfill the current demand for 50,000 cloth face coverings which will be donated to Bay Area Community Services, and other groups in need.

 

Images of the face masks and bandanas being manufactured can be found here.

 

 

“We are grateful to partner with the local sports teams and Timbuk2 to provide these critically needed protective masks and bandanas,” said Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “We hope this initiative will encourage fans to follow the CDC’s guidance on wearing a cloth face covering in public spaces, while reserving the supply of medical-grade masks for those on the coronavirus front lines.”

 

“Now more than ever, we must all work together to respond with compassion, solidarity and ingenuity to support the healthcare professionals and other frontline heroes who are working to save lives at the risk of their own,” said Emily Raimondi, Senior Director of Marketing and Creative Services of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “We are committed to unite and protect our community by being a part of this team effort to provide face masks and bandanas, and are thankful for our team partners and Timbuk2’s support of this critically important initiative.”

 

“One of our core values is to give a damn about the world around us,” said Timbuk2 Head of Marketing, Michelle Nadeau. “When it came time to determine how Timbuk2 could support our local community in fighting this pandemic, shifting our San Francisco manufacturing from messengers to masks and bandanas was a no-brainer. It’s been an honor to work with such world-class organizations, and we are proud to support our frontline workers.”

 

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 NBCSportsBayArea.com and on social media –Twitter: @NBCSAuthentic; Instagram: NBCSAuthentic; and Facebook: facebook.com//NBCSAuthentic.

 

About Timbuk2:

Since its founding in 1989, Timbuk2 has designed and manufactured bags to outsmart the city and last a lifetime. Timbuk2 is a pioneer of sewn-in-San Francisco customization and an industry leader in sustainable urban manufacturing. Timbuk2 remains committed to its craft, maintaining quality manufacturing in its hometown since day one. Founded by bike messenger Rob Honeycutt in a garage in San Francisco’s Mission District, today Timbuk2 inspires urban mobility, enables individuality, promotes responsibility, and creates community. Thirty years later, Timbuk2 is still taking meaningful risks, building quality bags, and giving a damn about the world with a keen eye on the past and the future. Timbuk2 products are sold at its retail stores in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Venice Beach, Portland, New York, Toronto, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, specialty retailers, and online at www.Timbuk2.com. Follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @Timbuk2. 

 

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CONTACTS:

Jay dela Cruz

NBC Sports Bay Area

NBC Sports California

jay.delacruz@nbcuni.com

 

Amanda Jacobi

Timbuk2

amandaj@timbuk2.com

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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NBCS Bay Area, NBCS California

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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