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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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COACHING CORPS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCE 6TH ANNUAL “COACHING CORPS GAME CHANGER AWARDS,” TOP BAY AREA ATHLETES TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL COACHES AND MENTORS

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COACHING CORPS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCE 6TH ANNUAL “COACHING CORPS GAME CHANGER AWARDS,” TOP BAY AREA ATHLETES TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL COACHES AND MENTORS

COACHING CORPS, NBC SPORTS BAY AREA ANNOUNCE 6TH ANNUAL

“COACHING CORPS GAME CHANGER AWARDS,” TOP BAY AREA ATHLETES

TO HONOR INFLUENTIAL COACHES AND MENTORS

 

“Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards” Presented by Levi’s®

Airing Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area

 

Golden State Warriors Forward Eric Paschall, San Francisco 49ers Defensive End

Arik Armstead, Oakland A’s Outfielder Stephen Piscotty, San Francisco Giants Coach

Ron Wotus and Oakland Raiders Tight End Darren Waller

will Honor Their Coaches and Mentors

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – January 8, 2020 – Coaching Corps and NBC Sports Bay Area today announced the 6th Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, presented by Levi’s®, airing Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Bay Area. This event will support Coaching Corps’ mission to provide youth from low-income communities access to caring and well-trained coaches.  The Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will feature top Bay Area professional athletes celebrating the profound influence of coaches on their lives and the community.

 

The presenters – prominent Bay Area athletes whose lives have been shaped by the mentorship and transformative influence of caring coaches – are:

 

  • Eric Paschall, Golden State Warriors forward, will honor Villanova head coach Jay Wright
  • Arik Armstead, San Francisco 49ers defensive end, will honor his high school coach Joe Cattolico
  • Stephen Piscotty, Oakland A’s outfielder, will honor his father Michael Piscotty
  • Ron Wotus, San Francisco Giants coach, will honor his high school coach John McKiernan
  • Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders tight end, will honor Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith

 

For the pinnacle moment of the evening, the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards will honor San Diego-based Mackenzie O’Connell with the Coach of the Year Award, a distinction given to Coaching Corps volunteers who have shown exceptional dedication to the kids they coach.

 

The 6th Annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, a two-hour program, is hosted by Ahmed Fareed and Dave Feldman.  The awards ceremony will be taped on Thursday, January 23 at the Fairmont San Francisco. After the broadcast debut (Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m.), the show will re-air on NBC Sports Bay Area later that evening at 10:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, January 29 with two airings at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

 

“The annual Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards is an inspiring event where professional athletes share their personal stories of how their coaches influenced their lives,” said Wally Haas, founder and board chair, Coaching Corps. “At Coaching Corps, we believe all youth deserve access to the lasting life lessons instilled by well-trained and caring coaches. The generous support from our event sponsors ensures that we can reach as many children as possible.” 

 

"Many children living in low-income communities are denied the opportunity to play sports, unlike their affluent peers.  At Coaching Corps, we're getting kids in the game by training community members as sports mentors to teach youth critical life skills," said Janet Carter, president and CEO, Coaching Corps.

 

“We are proud to be involved with Coaching Corps’ mission of providing dedicated and professionally trained coaches to mentor kids in sports in underserved communities,” said Matt Murphy, senior vice president and general manager of NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California. “The Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards celebrates how coaches make sports fun and teach kids skills they can use in many aspects of their lives. We hope this inspiring evening will result in others supporting Coaching Corps, and we extend our great appreciation to our team partners for participating in the Game Changer Awards.”

 

About Coaching Corps: 

Since 2012, Coaching Corps has been fueling a movement of skilled coaches to give youth in low-income communities the sports mentors they want and deserve. By partnering with over 500 afterschool programs across the country, Coaching Corps has provided more than 200,000 underprivileged kids with the opportunity to play sports under the guidance of a caring, well-trained coach. Informed by the latest research on youth character development, Coaching Corps trains coaches to foster persistence, optimism, self-regulation and empathy in kids, providing coaches with the ongoing support they need to ensure children in under-resourced communities learn skills that last lifetimes. Learn more about Coaching Corps at www.coachingcorps.org

 

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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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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