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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-CAVALIERS 2018 NBA FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA, NBCSPORTSBAYAREA.COM ANNOUNCE WARRIORS-CAVALIERS 2018 NBA FINALS MULTI-PLATFORM COVERAGE

Region’s Deepest Sports News Team – 12 On-Air/Online Contributors –

Covering Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals

 

“SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central,” “Warriors Outsiders” and “The Happy Hour” to

Surround Each Game with 4+ Hours of News, Analysis and Commentary

 

“Warriors Playoff Central,” One-Hour Pre- and Postgame Shows,

to Originate from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena

 

 “Warriors With You” and NBCSportsBayArea.com to Provide Comprehensive

Multi-platform Warriors-Cavaliers Coverage

 

Network Coverage Presented On-Air and Live Streamed

on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via NBC Sports App

 

Original Content Throughout Playoffs Via NBC Sports Bay Area’s

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter Platforms

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 30, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area and NBCSportsBayArea.com (@NBCSAuthentic), the home of the most comprehensive local coverage of the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, continue their extensive season-long coverage into the 2018 NBA Finals as the Warriors match up against the Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers for the fourth straight season.

The network’s Warriors-Cavaliers coverage is highlighted by over four hours of live game-day coverage on SportsNet Central: Warriors Playoff Central, Warriors Outsiders and The Happy Hour.  Throughout the NBA Finals, the network will continue to present complete Warriors coverage with daily news, preview and analysis programs; in-depth online coverage from NBCSportsBayArea.com; and enhanced social media interaction.

NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Cavaliers on-air and online details:

NBA Sports Bay Area’s Warriors-Cavaliers coverage features the region’s deepest sports on-air/online roster, a total of 12 contributors, including the Warriors Playoff Central team: Greg Papa, Garry St. Jean, Kelenna Azubuike (@KAzubuike7), Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke), Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) and Dave Feldman (@FeldyNBCS); Warriors Outsiders Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) and Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann); The Happy Hour’s Greg Papa, Ray Ratto (@RattoNBCS) and Kelli Johnson (@KJohnsonNBCS); plus, Laura Britt (@Laura_Britt_) and James Ham (@James_HamNBCS).

Warriors Playoff Central

Live Warriors-Cavaliers pregame coverage: Before the national broadcast, NBC Sports Bay Area will present comprehensive game preview and analysis, the latest team news and developments, and interviews with players and coaches on Warriors Playoff Central.   Warriors Playoff Central is a one-hour show.

Live Warriors-Cavaliers postgame coverage: After the game, Warriors Playoff Central, a one-hour show, will feature in-depth game analysis with stats and highlights, locker room interviews and a preview of the next game.

Warriors Playoff Central will air before and after each national broadcast.  For home games, the shows will originate from Oracle Arena.  For road games, the shows will originate from Quicken Loans Arena and from the Warriors Watch Parties at Oracle Arena.

The shows are anchored by three-time California Sportscaster of the Year Greg Papa with expert analysis from former Warriors general manager and head coach Garry St. Jean and former Warriors forward Kelenna Azubuike.  Additional analysis will be provided by NBCSportsBayArea.com’s Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke.

Dave Feldman, Drew Shiller, Grant Liffmann and Laura Britt will anchor the coverage from the Warriors Watch Parties.

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic and @NBCSWarriors on Twitter for air dates/times and channel locations for Warriors Playoff Central during the NBA Finals.

Warriors OutsidersWarriors Outsiders (@GSWOutsiders), hosted by Drew Shiller and Grant Liffmann, will provide viewers with a fresh take on each Warriors-Cavaliers game with analysis, commentary and basketball analytics. Warriors Outsiders is simultaneously synced with Facebook Live to produce a unique conversation via an interactive experience.  The show will air before and after each game.

Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com and follow @NBCSAuthentic, @NBCSWarriors, @DrewShiller and @GrantLiffmann for Warriors Outsiders air dates/times.

Additionally, Shiller and Liffmann host the Warriors Outsiders Podcast featuring game preview and analysis, opinionated commentary and lively debate.  To listen click HERE.

The Happy HourThe Happy Hour (@NBCSHappyHour), a live hour-long conversational program – hosted by Greg Papa, Ray Ratto and Kelli Johnson – regularly airs live weekdays at 5 p.m.  The Happy Hour showcases the distinctive voices and wit of Papa, Ratto and Johnson sharing their unfiltered spirited commentary, in-depth Warriors and NBA news and analysis, and lively conversation on the day’s trending sports headlines and other provocative stories.  On game day, the show will air before and after each matchup.

The Happy Hour is available across NBC Sports Bay Area’s multiple platforms:

Warriors coverage streamed live via NBCSportsBayArea.com, NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Bay Area offers live streaming of its Warriors coverage on NBCSportsBayArea.com and via the NBC Sports app.  For more information about the network’s streaming service, click HERE.

Warriors With YouWarriors With You (#WarriorsWithYou) a live multi-platform, half-hour show hosted by Warriors reporter Kerith Burke and Warriors Insider Monte Poole – will be presented throughout the playoffs on Facebook Live.  Kelenna Azubuike will join the show during road games.  Warriors With You will deliver a comprehensive breakdown of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, the latest team developments and insider reports.  Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Burke, Poole and Azubuike during the shows via Facebook Live.

NBCSportsBayArea.com – NBCSportsBayArea.com delivers complete Warriors-Cavaliers coverage and showcases Warriors Insider Monte Poole, Senior Insider Ray Ratto and NBA reporter James Ham, and provides insightful analysis and breakdown, daily insider reports and special web-exclusive videos.  NBCSportsBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, player and coach interviews, press conferences and content from Warriors Playoff Central, The Happy Hour, Warriors Outsiders, and Warriors Insider Podcast, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.

NBC Sports Bay Area Social Media – NBC Sports Bay Area will present original content throughout the NBA Finals across various social media platforms: Facebook (facebook.com/NBCSAuthentic); Instagram (NBCSAuthentic); Snapchat (NBCSAuthentic); and Twitter (@NBCSAuthentic & @NBCSWarriors).  Plus, NBC Sports Bay Area will present live game-day content from Oracle Arena and Quicken Loans Arena.

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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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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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA PRESENTS “LETTERS TO 87,” A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO 49ERS LEGEND DWIGHT CLARK

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NBC SPORTS BAY AREA PRESENTS “LETTERS TO 87,” A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO 49ERS LEGEND DWIGHT CLARK

 

Letters to 87, Presented Commercial-Free by Toyota, Airs Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 8 P.M.

 

30-Minute Documentary Features Personal Stories from Fans About “The Catch”

and Impact the Iconic Play Had on Their Lives

 

Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. and Keena Turner Join Letters to 87

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 9, 2018 – NBC Sports Bay Area (@NBCSAuthentic) celebrates the life and legacy of San Francisco 49ers legend Dwight Clark with Letters to 87 – a 30-minute documentary featuring heartfelt stories from fans on what they were doing at the time of “The Catch” and the impact Clark’s iconic play had on their lives.  Letters to 87, presented commercial-free by Toyota, debuts Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m.  Click here to watch a preview trailer of Letters to 87.

 

On February 22, 2018, Clark joined 49ers beat reporter Matt Maiocco on NBC Sports Bay Area’s 49ers Insider Podcast.  Given his strong relationship with the fans, Clark had expressed to Maiocco his interest in collecting letters from the fans sharing their stories about “The Catch” and how it impacted their lives.  Clark’s initial thought was to put those letters into a book and use it as a way to raise money for the Golden Heart Fund, his charity of choice that helps former 49er players experiencing physical, emotional and financial burdens.

 

Maiocco put the word out and the letters poured in. Two weeks before Clark passed away on June 4 after a valiant battle with ALS, Maiocco, along with several friends and former teammates, traveled to Whitefish, Montana to visit Clark and read him the letters. 

 

Over the next two hours, Clark heard from diehard fans whose devotion to the team was rewarded when “The Catch” propelled the 49ers to their first Super Bowl.  The letters contained heartfelt and poignant remembrances of “The Catch.”  He heard from people who were going through difficult times and experienced life-changing joy. He heard funny anecdotes about what occurred in people’s lives as the play developed. Most of all, he heard how “The Catch” enriched families and connected people.

 

Letters to 87 includes some of the letter-writers, as well as Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. and Keena Turner.

 

After the debut (Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m.), Letters to 87 will re-air on NBC Sports Bay Area on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 2:30 p.m.  Visit NBCSportsBayArea.com for additional air dates and times.

 

Letters to 87 is produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning producer Sean Maddison and NBC Sports Bay Area’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco.

 

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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