The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that all 82 of their 2006-07 regular season games will be locally televised. Comcast SportsNet will televise 61 games and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) will televise 10 games. In addition, Versus will televise seven games exclusively in the local market and NBC's exclusive coverage of the National Hockey League on Saturday and Sunday afternoons will include four Flyers contests on a regional basis. (OLN will be renamed Versus starting on September 25.)
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"We are thrilled to continue all of our partnerships," said Flyers Vice President of Marketing and Communications Shawn Tilger. "They have always been great partners and we are excited to work with them again this upcoming season."
In addition to its regular season coverage, Comcast SportsNet will also televise the preseason game on Thursday, September 21, between the Flyers and the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center at 7:00 p.m. All Flyers home games on Comcast SportsNet are produced in high definition.
Jim Jackson, Keith Jones and Steve Coates make up the Flyers' television team and will call the action for both the Comcast SportsNet and The CW Philly 57 broadcasts. In his 11th season of calling play-by-play action for the Flyers, Jackson has been nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in the category of Individual Achievement - Sports Play-By-Play/Color Commentary seven times, winning four times (1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003). Steve Coates, who is entering his 24th season as a member of the Flyers' broadcast team, will report from rinkside to provide viewers with insight and analysis into the game through interviews and live accounts of the action. Jones, in his first season as a member of the Flyers' television team, will work in the booth as an analyst. Comcast SportsNet's coverage of the Flyers, led by Executive Producer/Director Bryan Cooper, has been nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award in the category of Live Sports Coverage/Series in five of the past eight years, winning in 2000 and 2004.
Comcast SportsNet currently consists of four regional sports networks servicing the Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, and Northern and Central California television markets. In addition, Comcast SportsNet manages SportsNet New York, which serves the greater New York region. Together, the five networks reach over 22 million households providing local sports coverage to each respective market, including live game action for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals, and Chicago Blackhawks; the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, and Sacramento Kings; and MLB's Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and New York Mets.
The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) is in its eighth season as a local broadcast outlet for Flyers games.