MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ to Be Carried on Comcast Hometown Network in California Beginning September 18
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast digital subscribers in the Golden State will be able to wake up to MSNBC’s popular news program, “Morning Joe,” every weekday from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. (PT) on the Comcast Hometown Network (http://comcasthometown.com/ Channel 104), Comcast’s regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, beginning September 18, 2009. Currently, “Morning Joe,” co-hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, airs throughout California with Comcast on MSNBC at 3 a.m. (PT). The announcement was made today by Mary Murano, Executive Vice President, TV Networks Distribution, NBC Universal.
“Through this unique partnership with Comcast, California subscribers will now be able to tune-in locally to channel 104 for ‘Morning Joe’s’ top political news and in-depth analysis,” said Murano.
“We’re delighted to add another quality program like ‘Morning Joe’ to our line-up,” said Jeff Giles, Director of Comcast Hometown Network. “This arrangement with our colleagues at MSNBC and NBC Universal allows our California viewers to watch ‘Morning Joe’ at a more convenient time as they start their weekdays.”
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” features interviews with top politicians and newsmakers, as well as in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. Co-anchored by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist, “Morning Joe” is MSNBC’s critically acclaimed morning political roundtable that has become the morning show of choice for viewers looking to get an insider’s take on the news of the day.
Built on the worldwide resources of NBC News, MSNBC defines news for the next generation with world-class reporting and a full schedule of live news coverage, political analysis and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MSNBC’s home on the Internet is msnbc.com. Members of the media can get more information about MSNBC and its programming on msnbc.com or the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at www.nbcumv.com.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.9 million cable customers, 15.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.0 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.
About Comcast Hometown Network
Comcast Hometown Network (http://comcasthometown.com/) is a regional cable network produced by Comcast and available in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California on Digital Channel 104. Available to more than 1.6 million homes in Northern and Central California as a part of Comcast’s commitment to the communities that it serves, Comcast Hometown Network is a 24/7 channel that includes original regional programming, Comcast Hometown Sports, and unique local content that you can’t get anywhere else.