April 9, 2008
Cox Northern Virginia Launches Comcast SportsNet HDTV
HERNDON, Va., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications Northern Virginia announced today that it has added Comcast SportsNet HDTV to its programming lineup. The new channel will allow sports fans to enjoy Washington Wizards, Washington Capitals, Redskins preseason, college basketball, college football and D.C. United action, all in true high-definition format.
The launch is particularly timely since the Washington Capitals amazing run to the playoffs begins Friday, when they battle the Philadelphia Flyers. The National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards have also clinched a playoff berth, so Comcast SportsNet HDTV will feature Wizards playoff games as well.
Below is a schedule of Comcast SportsNet HDTV's first-round coverage of the NHL playoffs. All games will be produced in high definition. The network will carry complete game, pre- and post-game coverage throughout the playoffs.
Capitals First Round Playoff Coverage on Comcast SportsNet: Game Date Program Time Network CSN Pre/ Post Game 1 Friday, April 11 Flyers at Capitals 7 p.m. Comcast 6 p.m./ SportsNet 9:30 p.m. 2 Sunday, April 13 Flyers at Capitals 1:30 p.m. NBC 1:30 p.m./ 4:30 p.m. 3 Tuesday, April 15 Capitals at Flyers 7 p.m. Comcast 6 p.m./ SportsNet 9:30 p.m. 4 Thursday, April 17 Capitals at Flyers* 7 p.m. Comcast 6 p.m./ SportsNet 9:30 p.m. 5 Saturday, April 19 Flyers at Capitals* 12:30 p.m. NBC 12:30 p.m./ 3:30 p.m. 6 Monday, April 21 Capitals at Flyers* TBD Comcast TBD SportsNet 7 Tuesday, April 22 Flyers at Capitals* TBD Comcast TBD SportsNet * If necessary About Comcast SportsNet
Comcast SportsNet operates 10 sports networks that cover more than 2,400 live sporting events annually and deliver comprehensive sports news and analysis to nearly 40 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast SportsNet's networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, Comcast SportsNet West, SNY, The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network, and CSS. These networks provide live game coverage of 18 professional teams as well as college, minor league and other sports. For more information see ComcastSportsNet.com.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers. The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services. Cox Business is a full-service, facilities- based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses. Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates the Travel Channel. More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com/, http://www.coxbusiness.com/, and http://www.coxmedia.com/.
Cox Communications Northern Virginia
CONTACT: Alex Horwitz of Cox Communications Northern Virginia,+1-703-480-4916, [email protected]
Web site: http://www.cox.com/