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Flyers announce local broadcast schedule

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers, in conjunction with broadcast partners Comcast SportsNet and Greater Media Philadelphia, today announced their local broadcast schedule for the 2016-17 season.

The Flyers will have 70 of their games televised locally in the Philadelphia market this season. Of those games, 58 will air on Comcast SportsNet, with 12 airing on The Comcast Network. The remaining 12 games will be exclusive national telecasts, nine of which will appear on the NBC Sports Network and three of which will be on NBC.

In addition, three preseason games will be televised – 9/27 vs. the New York Islanders and 9/28 vs. New Jersey (from PPL Center in Allentown) will be carried on TCN, while the 10/1 game vs. Boston will be televised on CSN.

CSN’s Emmy-Award winning broadcast team of play-by-play voice Jim Jackson, color commentators Keith Jones and Bill Clement, and rinkside analyst Chris Therien all return this season, along with veteran producer Bryan Cooper and director Mike Mulligan.

In order to accommodate the local and national broadcast schedule, as well as the Philadelphia 76ers home schedule, the start time for five games over the course of the season has changed from the NHL schedule’s original release. They are as follows:

Oct. 25 vs. BUF to 7:30 PM
Nov. 27 vs. CGY to 7:30 PM
Nov. 29 vs. BOS to 7:30 PM
Mar. 7 at BUF to 7:30 PM
Mar. 19 vs. CAR to 7:30 PM

On the radio side, the Flyers enter their fifth season with Greater Media Philadelphia bringing all preseason, regular season and playoff games to the airwaves, and veteran broadcasters Tim Saunders and Steve Coates returning to handle all Flyers radio broadcasts. 97.5 The Fanatic will again serve as the Flyers’ radio flagship, and will carry at least five preseason games and and 57 regular season games. On 25 regular-season occasions where the Flyers play on the same night as the Philadelphia 76ers, Flyers games will be heard on 93.3 WMMR. The split-squad game at New Jersey on September 26 will be carried on 97.5 The Fanatic; broadcast plans for the other half of the evening from Brooklyn are still to be determined, as is the radio location for Oct. 1 vs. Boston. Also returning to the Flyers Radio Network this season is Townsquare Media’s 97.3 ESPN in Atlantic City, NJ.

Full season ticket memberships and 11-game plans for the Flyers’ 50th Anniversary season are available now. Call 215-218-PUCK or visit PhiladelphiaFlyers.com for membership options.

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