Comcast SportsNet Announces All Flyers, Sixers, and Phillies Games To Be Broadcast in HD
Comcast SportsNet has announced that as of October 11, 2008, all Flyers, Sixers, and Phillies games on Comcast SportsNet – home and away, regular season and playoff – will be broadcast in high definition for the first time. Comcast SportsNet currently produces all studio-based news, pre and post game coverage, as well as home and select road games in high definition.
“Our goal has always been to bring fans closer to the action and by delivering all home and road games, plus news and pre and post game programs in high definition, Comcast SportsNet once again fulfils that commitment to our viewers,” said Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia President Stephanie Smith.
“For the Flyers and Sixers fans who can’t personally attend our games at the Wachovia Center, there’s truly no better way to watch our games than on Comcast SportsNet,” said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. “We’re very excited that Comcast SportsNet will be offering our fans high definition broadcasts for all of our games, both at home and on the road.”
“We’re thrilled that Comcast SportsNet will provide Phillies fans with an enhanced viewing experience by offering high definition broadcasts for all of our games,” said David Buck, Phillies senior vice president of marketing and advertising sales. “HD programming has become increasingly more in demand for all sports fans, and we appreciate our partners at Comcast SportsNet giving Phillies fans what they want.”
Comcast SportsNet has been the HD leader in Philadelphia since February 15, 2003, when Comcast SportsNet broadcast the Flyers-Hurricanes game that day, making it the first locally produced high definition content in the Philadelphia region. In March 2004, the network began producing all home games and select road games for the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies in high definition.
During the 2008-09 season, Comcast SportsNet will air 64 Flyers and 69 Sixers games, all in high definition, beginning with the Saturday, October 11 Flyers game vs. the New York Rangers and the Wednesday, October 29 Sixers game against the Toronto Raptors.