Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and Detroit Tigers Partner to Deliver Game Telecasts On Demand
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and the Detroit Tigers today announced that they have partnered to launch FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand, an innovative feature giving Tigers fans throughout Michigan unprecedented access to complete Tigers game action and related programming anytime they want. FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand is available at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers in Michigan starting today.
FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand provides fans with around-the-clock access on their own televisions to the most recent game telecast, re-aired in its entirety. The game broadcasts will be available On Demand beginning two hours after the end of each contest for a limited period of time.
“With the launch of FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand, we’re bringing our customers across Michigan access to the Tigers like they’ve never experienced before,” said Tom Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Michigan Region. “Whether it’s being the first provider to offer Tigers games in high definition or using our two-way advanced fiber-optic network to create this new On Demand content, Comcast is committed to keeping our customers at the forefront of innovative television technology and delivering them the best in local sports programming on their schedule.”
Additional content currently available at FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand includes: a selection of baseball memories featuring broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell; the network’s acclaimed “Tigers Weekly” special on the late Mark Fidrych titled ‘Remembering the Bird,’ in memory of the former Tigers pitching phenom; and an installment of “FSN Basement: All-Star Edition” from 2005 featuring lengthy conversations with Tigers legends Al Kaline and George Kell. Also to be included are episodes of “Your Tiger Ticket,” a Comcast-exclusive 30-minute program focused on behind-the-scenes stories about the Tigers organization. Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and the Tigers will collaborate to add additional On Demand content throughout the remainder of the 2009 season and beyond.
“We are excited for our fans to launch Tigers On Demand providing more access to Tigers games, weekly shows and programming thanks to our partners, Comcast and FOX Sports Detroit,” said Tigers’ Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Steve Harms. “We are committed to adding value for our fans and this new feature offers Tigers Baseball 24/7.”
“FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand is a great option for busy fans,” said Greg Hammaren, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FOX Sports Detroit. “Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and the Tigers have combined to deliver the absolute best content possible in an innovative way to serve fans and the team. FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand is a prime example of why cable television is such a tremendous value.”
With FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand, fans can watch what they want, when they want it with the click of the remote control, pausing, fast-forwarding or rewinding to catch all their favorite moments or to deepen their knowledge about the team. The new programming can be easily accessed by selecting the “Get Local” category from the On Demand menu and then “FS Tigers.”
Like the overwhelming majority of Comcast’s more than 10,000 On Demand programs available each month, FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand comes at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers. Since On Demand launched in 2003, Comcast customers have watched more than 12 billion programs.
For more information about FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand or other Comcast services, call 1-888-COMCAST or go to www.comcast.com.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers and 6.8 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). 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 Michigan Region serves more than 1.2 million customers statewide and employs more than 4,200 people. Comcast has three major call centers located in the state and houses its Michigan Region headquarters in Southfield.
About FOX Sports Detroit
FOX Sports Detroit – part of the FSN family of regional sports networks throughout the country – is delivered to 3.2 million cable and satellite households throughout Michigan and portions of Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana. The regional network is home to approximately 350 live local events per year among the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Michigan High School Athletic Association football and basketball championships, as well as other events of local interest. FOX Sports Detroit also currently delivers more than 220 games annually in high-definition among its Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers schedules. For more information, visit www.foxsports.com/detroit.
Nationally, FSN is the nation’s leading provider of local sports. Through its affiliates and other Fox Network Group-owned networks, FSN reaches more than 70 million homes through 16 regional networks.
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