Comcast SportsNet (to air on CSN+) & CSNChicago.com to air LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage on Friday, January 15 at 6:00 PM CT -- hosted by David Kaplan & Todd Hollandsworth
Special ‘Cubs Convention’ edition of “SportsTalk Live” to air at 5:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet
David Kaplan & Kelly Crull to provide complete Convention coverage throughout the weekend on ‘SportsNet Central’ and CSNChicago.com’s ‘CubsTalk’;
CSNChicago.com Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney and Cubs digital reporter Tony Andracki to provide player/coaches/front office interviews, features, live Tweets & more
Chicago, IL (January 12, 2016) -- Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs, is ready to start up the highly-anticipated 2016 Cubs season in a big way with exclusive, LIVE Opening Ceremonies coverage from the 2016 Cubs Convention, which is being held downtown this weekend (January 15-17) at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
On Friday, January 15 beginning at 6:00 PM CT, CSN+ & CSNChicago.com will provide viewers with every thrill-packed moment of the convention’s opening ceremonies featuring introductions of Cubs players/coaches/front office executives, video montages and much more. Comcast SportsNet’s 2016 Cubs Convention Opening Ceremonies coverage will be hosted by Cubs Pre/Post Game Live hosts David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth.
NOTE: CSN+ is available in high-definition on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 201 in the Chicago area/South Bend, IN & on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 285 in the Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets, along with being made available in DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, RCN, and WOW! homes among others; viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete channel location details.
In addition, a special “Cubs Convention” edition of SportsTalk Live presented by The Chevy Silverado will take place on the floor of the convention center beginning at 5:00 PM airing on the main Comcast SportsNet channel location. This special edition will feature Kaplan and a panel of Cubs baseball experts discussing the team’s wildly-successful 2015 campaign, all the off-season moves and acquisitions, along with the key factors needed for repeated success and beyond in 2016. Plus, special guest interviews are also scheduled during the show.
Throughout the weekend, Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull and Kaplan will file reports for SportsNet Central (6:30 PM, 10:00 PM, 10:30 PM and midnight) and for CSNChicago.com’s CubsTalk section featuring interviews with Cubs players, coaches and fans. Plus, CSNChicago.com’s Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney and CSNChicago.com Cubs digital baseball reporter Tony Andracki will also provide fans with comprehensive, real-time online coverage featuring numerous players/coaches/front office executive interviews, stories, fan reaction, photos, videos and much more. Fans can follow Mooney’s Cubs Convention updates all weekend long via Twitter @CSNMooney, along with Kaplan (@thekapman), Hollandsworth (@hollytime28), Crull (@Kelly_Crull) and Andracki/CubsTalk (@CSNCubs).
In addition, fans are urged to stop by Comcast SportsNet’s Cubs Convention booth throughout the weekend for autograph signings featuring current Cubs players, along with a number of CSN on-air talent members. Plus, there will be interactive games for a chance to win Cubs tickets, along with entertaining social media activities, and fans can even pick up a special CSN Cubs-themed giveaways throughout the weekend (while supplies last).