Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, has made its signature On Demand service the place for fans to turn for exclusive Pittsburgh Penguins programming as the team faces off in the Stanley Cup playoffs this week.
|"Road To The Cup" hosts Mike Lange and Phil Bourque |
“Road to the Cup,” featuring Voice of the Penguins Mike Lange and radio color analyst Phil Bourque, is now available at no additional cost to all Comcast digital cable customers just by selecting the “Your Town” category from the On Demand menu and then the “Sports/Pens TV/Playoffs” folders. The first show will recap the Penguins regular season and preview the team’s first-round series against Ottawa as well as the other three first-round matchups in the Eastern Conference.
“The whole region has been energized by this exciting young team, and Comcast is proud to partner with the Penguins to give hockey fans fresh playoff insight and other features anytime they want it On Demand,” said Linda Hossinger, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Three Rivers Region. “Just as Comcast provides in-game replays on the Mellon Arena Jumbotron, we are bringing great hockey content right to the fans at home.”
New episodes of “Road to the Cup” will be presented throughout the Penguins’ Stanley Cup playoff run as part of the dynamic On Demand content in the Pens TV folder. Other programming available includes:
- Post-game comments from the Penguins’ locker room (Game Day folder)
- Post-game comments from coach Michel Therrien (Game Day folder)
- The entire Inside Penguins Hockey catalog from this season (Shows folder)
- Memorable moments from the regular season, including the Paul Coffey Penguins Hall of Fame induction ceremony and a recap of the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic (Events folder)
- A 500 goals tribute to Mario Lemieux, Mark Recchi and Joe Mullen (Team folder)
- Features on the Penguins’ Summer Sticks charity golf tournament and glimpses of the Penguins in the community at Boys & Girls Clubs, Children’s Hospital and Make-A-Wish (Community folder)
- Popular “Hot Seat” Jumbotron installments where Penguins players weigh in on questions of the day (Shows folder)
The Pens TV programming complements other Penguins content found On Demand under the Fox Sports Pittsburgh (FSN) folder, including:
- “In My Own Words” profiles of Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Jordan Staal, Eddie Johnston and Jack Riley
- A comprehensive look back at Penguins History (Under the Lights folder)
- “Sportsbeat Rewind” shows on Badger Bob Johnson and Jaromir Jagr
Comcast’s On Demand service offers a growing library of more than 10,000 programs a month available anytime customers want to watch them – with the ability to fast forward, rewind and pause selections. The vast majority of On Demand programming is available at no additional cost to digital cable customers. Comcast customers have watched more than seven billion On Demand programs since 2003, including more than 300 million in the Three Rivers Region.About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 13.2 million high-speed Internet customers and 4.6 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten Comcast SportsNet networks and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.
Comcast’s Three Rivers Region serves 850,000 customers in four states, including Southwestern Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland. The region employs approximately 2,400 professionals and has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as one of the best top 10 large companies to work and by the Pittsburgh Business Times for two consecutive years as one of the “50 Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania.”