Comcast SportsNet Philly Announces Comprehensive Hockey Schedule Including 41 High Definition Game Broadcasts

csn-comcast-phillyExtensive Pre and Postgame Coverage for Opening Day on January 19

Comcast SportsNet and CSNPhilly.com to air Flyers Open Skate on January 17

Philadelphia, PA (January 16, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet ushers in the most comprehensive Flyers coverage with 41 high definition game broadcasts, pre and postgame shows, the return of the highly acclaimed “The Orange Line” weekly magazine show and extensive online coverage at CSNPhilly.com.

Throughout the season, Flyers fans can catch the latest team developments, game previews and opposing team analysis from Lisa Hillary, Tim Panaccio and Sarah Baicker on “Daily News Live,” “SportsNite,” “Flyers Pregame Live,” “Flyers Postgame Live,” and online at CSNPhilly.com. Fans can interact with every show on Twitter by using the hashtag #FlyersTalk.

Flyers High Definition Broadcasts

Comcast SportsNet will air all games in high definition.  The Emmy-Award winning broadcast team of Jim Jackson, Steve Coates, Keith Jones and Bill Clement return to bring viewers all the action from the puck drop to the final horn. The latest in X-MO camera technology will provide state of the art frame-rate adjusted HD slo-motion replays. In addition several select home telecasts will feature players wearing a microphone during the game to bring the viewer unprecedented access. The full TV schedule can be found on CSNPhilly.com.

This year’s broadcast will also feature updated graphics and animation elements that will enhance the viewers’ experience by providing current stats, highlights and replays throughout the game.

Flyers Pregame and Postgame Live

Comcast SportsNet provides fans with the most comprehensive coverage before and after every Flyers game. Hosts Michael Barkann, Lisa Hillary and John Boruk tap into Comcast SportsNet’s roster of hockey experts, including former Flyers Rick Tocchet and Bill Clement, Flyers broadcaster Steve Coates and hockey analyst Al Morganti  to provide viewers with insightful analysis and lively debate.  Fans will also hear from key players and coach Peter Laviolette’s press conference.

Open Skate – January 17

Comcast SportsNet and CSNPhilly.com will air the Flyers Open Skate at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, January 17.  CSNPhilly.com will broadcast live at 6 p.m. and Comcast SportsNet will join live at 6:30 p.m.  Fans will hear from the players and coaches throughout the broadcast with interviews by Jim Jackson, Bill Clement, Steve Coates, Lisa Hillary and John Clark.  The Open Skate will replay on The Comcast Network on Thursday, January 17 at 11 p.m. and on Comcast SportsNet on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m.

Season Opener – January 19

On Saturday, January 19, Comcast SportsNet will have coverage of the Flyers season opener beginning at 2 p.m. with “Flyers Pregame Live” from the CURE Club in the Wells Fargo Center and featuring host John Boruk, Flyers broadcasters Jim Jackson and Steve Coates, plus hockey analyst Al Morganti. “Flyers Postgame Live,” with Boruk and Morganti, will air immediately after the game on Comcast SportsNet.

The Orange Line – Debuts February 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Flyers beat reporter Lisa Hillary hosts “The Orange Line” every Tuesday during hockey season. Each week, “The Orange Line” gives an all access look inside the locker room, and follows the Flyers off the ice, the show will include interviews with the key players and coaches and will explore the franchise’s deep history. Flyers Insiders and analysts will provide the latest buzz around the team.

“The Orange Line” will air on Comcast SportsNet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., beginning February 5.

CSNPhilly.com

Comcast SportsNet’s Flyers InsiderTim Panaccio and CSNPhilly.com Flyers Producer Sarah Baicker will have daily coverage of the Flyers, including breaking news, extensive video and in-depth features.  They will also provide live reports for “Daily News Live,” “SportsNite,” Flyers Pre and Postgame Live, and “The Orange Line.”

CSNPhilly.com will also host the weekly web-only feature, “Dropping the Gloves” with John Boruk and Tim Panaccio. Fans can join the conversation by using the hashtag #FlyersTalk.

Fans can also follow all Flyers online with Comcast SportsNet’s live chats and “In-Game Live,” which allows fans to follow the game live with play by play, stats and Comcast SportsNet tweets. Fans can follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CSNPhilly or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/csnphilly.

#FLYERSTALK

Fans can follow all the Flyers news on Twitter by using the #FlyersTalk and following the network’s hockey experts on the social media site:

CSNPhilly                                             @CSNPhilly

Michael Barkann                              @MikencueCSN

John Boruk:                                        @JBorukCSN

Lisa Hillary:                                          @LHillaryCSN

Tim Panaccio:                                     @TpanotchCSN

Sarah Baicker:                                    @SBaickerCSN

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, part of the NBC Sports Group, is the leading regional sports network reaching more than three million viewers in and around Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.  Together with The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia provides local sports fans with the most sports coverage including more than 550  live game broadcasts of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, plus NCAA coverage, as well as Emmy Award-winning sports news and analysis. Visit CSNPhilly.com for more information.

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