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Comcast SportsNet (or CSN) is a group of regional sports networks. The group is primarily owned by the Comcast cable television company. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Comcast_Sports_Net. ... A Regional Sports Network, or RSN, is a cable television station that presents sports programming to a local market. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...


The channels, CSN Chicago, CSN Philadelphia, CSN Mid-Atlantic (serving Baltimore/Washington), CSN West (serving northern and central California), CSN Northwest serving Portland, OR, and SportsNet New York have rights to carry some or all of the local professional teams in baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer. They also air nightly sports-news and talk shows, post-game shows and other shoulder programming related to local National Football League teams, and a variety of college sports programming. CSN Chicago is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Chicago area. ... CSN Philadelphia is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Philadelphia area. ... CSN Mid-Atlantic is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... CSN West is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in Northern California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... CSN Northwest will be a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Northwest US areas. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... NFL redirects here. ...


CSN Chicago, CSN Philadelphia, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN West and SportsNet New York air SportsNite, a nightly sports news program which has a format that is very similar to ESPN's SportsCenter. ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... This article is about the American ESPN show. ...

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Networks

Name Region served Home to Former Name Notes
Chicago Illinois, northwestern Indiana, Iowa, southern Wisconsin Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB), Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Fire (MLS), coverage of local women's college basketball games, mainly of the Big Ten, as well as softball (the Chicago Bandits), arena football (mainly the Chicago Rush), and the Chicago Shamrox, a National Lacrosse League team. Replaced FSN Chicago. Owned 20% by Comcast, as well as 20% each by the Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Cubs .
 Mid-Atlantic 
Delaware, Maryland, Central Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA), Washington Mystics (WNBA), D.C. United (MLS) and local coverage of the Atlantic Coast Conference and Colonial Athletic Association. Home Team Sports Carried Baltimore Orioles through 2006
New England Connecticut (except southwestern areas), Maine Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont Boston Celtics (NBA), Boston Cannons (MLL) FSN New England, SportsChannel New England Renamed to CSN New England on October 1, 2007 by Comcast, the owner and operator of FSN New England[1]
SportsNet New York (SNY) New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Northeast Pennsylvania New York Mets (MLB), New York Titans (NLL), and local coverage of the Big East athletic conference. Carried Big Ten Conference games prior to the launch of the Big Ten Network
Northwest launching fall 2007 Oregon, Washington Portland Trail Blazers (NBA), Oregon Ducks (NCAA), other local sports Created in conjunction with the Trail Blazers after they were unable to come to an agreement to stay on FSN Northwest
Philadelphia Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware Philadelphia Phillies (MLB), Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL), Philadelphia Wings(NLL) . PRISM & SportsChannel Flagship of the Comcast regional sports networks. Not available via satellite, unlike the other CSN networks
West Northern and central California Sacramento Kings (NBA), Sacramento Monarchs (WNBA), California Golden Bears (NCAA), other local sports coverage. Created in conjunction with Maloof Sports & Entertainment (owners of the Kings and Monarchs), after not renewing its previous contract with FSN Bay Area. Due to NBA territorial restrictions, Kings games are blacked out in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CSN Chicago is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Chicago area. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Des Moines Largest city Des Moines Largest metro area Des Moines metropolitan area Area  Ranked 26th  - Total 56,272 sq mi (145,743 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 199 miles (320 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Largest metro area Greater Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... NBA redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... NHL redirects here. ... Year founded 1997 League Major League Soccer Nickname La Maquina Roja, Men in Red, CF97 Stadium Toyota Park Bridgeview, IL Coach Juan Carlos Osorio[1] Owner Andell Holdings First Game Miami Fusion 0–2 Chicago Fire (Lockhart Stadium; March 21, 1998) Largest Win Kansas City Wizards 0–7 Chicago Fire... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... Big Ten can refer to: Big Ten Conference, a college athletics conference Big Ten (movie studios), the largest movie studios in Hollywood This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Chicago Bandits are a womens softball team based in Lisle, Illinois. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Rosemont, Illinois Head Coach Mike Hohensee ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 Conference titles 1: 2006 Division titles 3: 2002, 2004, 2007 Wild Card berths 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 The Chicago Rush are a team in the Arena... The Chicago Shamrox are a professional lacrosse team that plays in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), and began play in the 2007 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... CSN Mid-Atlantic is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname United, Black-and-Red, The Men in Black Stadium RFK Stadium Washington, D.C. Coach Tom Soehn, 2006— Owner D.C. United Holdings First Game San Jose Clash 1–0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April 6, 1996) Largest Win D.C... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... CSN New England is a regional cable sports network that operates in Massachusetts, eastern and central Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston Cannons are a professional lacrosse team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... SportsNet New York (SNY) is a New York City-based sports cable network which airs in the New York metro area and all of New York state, and nationwide via satellite. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[3] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[2] Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... The New York Titans are a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League that began playing in the 2007 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... For other uses of the term Big Ten see Big Ten (disambiguation). ... The Big Ten Network is a television network in the United States launched on August 30, 2007. ... CSN Northwest will be a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Northwest US areas. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ... The Oregon Ducks refers to the mascot and sports teams of the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... FSN Northwest is a sports television channel available in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, parts of Wyoming, and parts of northern Nevada. ... CSN Philadelphia is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in the Philadelphia area. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin Phils... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Philadelphia Phantoms are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Philadelphia Wings are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America, since the 1997-1998 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... Launched in the 70s by Spectacor, PRISM (Philadelphia Regional In-Home Sports and Movies) was a 24-hour premium channel, intended for cable customers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. ... SportsChannel America was a cable television network that existed in the 1980s and early 1990s. ... CSN West is a member of the Comcast SportsNet network of regional sports networks that covers local sports teams in Northern California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...

FSN on Comcast SportsNet

CSN Chicago, CSN Philadelphia, CSN Mid-Atlantic, and CSN New England carry FSN programming in lieu of a FSN affiliate. This offers the regions access to a variety of college sports, notably ACC men's and women's basketball on Sundays, Pac-10 basketball on various nights, plus Big 12 and Pac-10 football on Saturdays during their respective seasons. They also air studio shows, such as The Best Damn Sports Show Period, and the FSN Final Score. This arrangement is to secure national coverage for its collegiate lineup of games. (Note: CSN-NE does not carry ACC basketball; those games are on New England Sports Network.) The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Best Damn Sports Show Period is a sports talk show on Fox Sports Net. ... FSN Final Score is the nightly sports news program that airs across the United States on Fox Sports Net. ... The New England Sports Network, or NESN [NESS-en], is a regional cable television network that covers the six New England states. ...


Other channels

Comcast is part owner (with St. Louis, Missouri-based Charter Communications) of CSS (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast), a regional network serving the southeastern portion of the nation, based in Atlanta. CSS carries primarily collegiate and high school sports in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina. CSS is not directly related to Comcast SportsNet. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... CSS is a regional sports cable television network based in Atlanta, Georgia, serving 4. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83...


Comcast also co-owns (with Fox Sports Net) the Sun Sports cable television network based in Orlando, Florida and serving the state of Florida (Sun Sports and FSN Florida are operated and programmed together). As of April 30, 2007, Comcast is buying 60 percent of FSN Bay Area and 50 percent of FSN New England from Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings LLC subsidiary. As a result, Comcast will own FSN New England which carries Boston Celtics games, along with regional and national college sports. The rest of FSN Bay Area will remain owned by an affiliate of News Corp. Comcast will operate both FSN networks. It is unclear if FSN Bay Area will change names to reflect the new ownership. FSN New England will change its name to Comcast SportsNet New England effective October 1, 2007[2], and Comcast has announced plans to increase the amount of local programming on the channel[3]. Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Sun Sports is a Florida sports broadcasting network, headquartered in Orlando. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... News Corporation (NYSE: NWS) is a media conglomerate that operates world-wide. ...


Comcast SportsNet also helped form MountainWest Sports Network (the mtn.), with CSTV and The Mountain West Conference. This was the first regional sports network dedicated strictly to a single NCAA Division 1 conference[4]. mtn. ... CSTV Networks, Inc. ... “Mountain West” redirects here. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Comcast also owns a local sports network in Detroit and available across Michigan and central Indiana, CL Comcast Local. CL carries collegiate and prep sports from their area, as well as minor league sports throughout the state. Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Comcast Local (also known as CL) is a regional sports network that carries collegiate, prep, and minor league sports from the Detroit area and throughout Michigan. ...


Similarly, Comcast owns local channels, branded CN8, based in the Philadelphia and Boston metropolitan areas. CN8 is aired on most Comcast cable systems along the East Coast from Boston to Richmond, Virginia. The CN8 channels are primarily local news/information channels, but carry some regional sports programming, including Eastern League baseball, and some Phillies games within the Phillies' designated market. The Comcast Network (also known as CN8) is a cable television station that is transmitted from Maine to Virginia on Comcast cable systems. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic dic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ...


Comcast SportsNet HD

Comcast SportsNet HD is a high definition simulcast of select programs from Comcast SportsNet including live sports & series. Each regional channel has its own separate HD feed and decides what will be broadcast in HD. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... High-definition television (HDTV) is a digital television broadcasting system with greater resolution than traditional television systems (NTSC, SECAM, PAL). ...

References and footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.telegram.com/article/20070920/COLUMN08/709200699/1009/SPORTS September 20, 2007 news articles from Worcester Telegram & Gazette Bill Doyle (Must scroll down about half a page for citation)
  2. ^ http://www.telegram.com/article/20070920/COLUMN08/709200699/1009/SPORTS
  3. ^ http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2007/06/06/comcast_plans_to_beef_up_fox_sports_new_england/
  4. ^ http://themtn.cstv.com/about/

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