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NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

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NBC Sports Regional Networks to align CSN & TCN properties under ‘NBC Sports’ Brand

STAMFORD, Conn. -- NBC Sports Regional Networks will align the remainder of its five CSN-branded networks, as well as two TCNs, on Oct. 2. The new names will incorporate “NBC Sports” with each of the networks’ regional designations. The announcement was made today by David Preschlack, President, NBC Sports Regional Networks and NBC Sports Group Platform and Content Strategy.

“We’re excited to complete the brand evolution of our remaining RSNs, which will now include the iconic NBC Sports name on all of our networks,” said Preschlack. “This development is a reaffirmation of our continued commitment to provide the best, most compelling local sports coverage to our fans across the country.”

The brand evolution will not impact the scheduled games, pre- and post-game shows, and other programming currently available on these networks.

CSN Chicago, CSN Northwest and CSN Philadelphia will combine “NBC Sports” with their current regional designations: NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Northwest and NBC Sports Philadelphia. TCN will transition to NBC Sports Philadelphia +, and continue to house separate material produced by NBC Sports Philadelphia.

CSN Mid-Atlantic, TCN Mid-Atlantic and CSN New England will also adopt the city names used by their primary team partners, becoming NBC Sports Washington, NBC Sports Washington + and NBC Sports Boston, respectively.

The brand progression of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, which began in April with NBC Sports Bay Area and NBC Sports California, will be complete in advance of the 2017-18 NHL and NBA regular seasons. New York-based SNY will retain its name.

In addition to new names, the NBC Sports Regional Networks will feature enhanced logos and graphics. They will continue to feature the NBC Peacock, which was first integrated into the networks’ logos in 2012, the year after the formation of NBC Sports Group.

Many NBC Sports production, programming elements and on-air talent have been incorporated on the RSNs since the Comcast-NBCUniversal acquisition in 2011, much like NBCSN and Golf Channel. In addition to the integration of the NBC Peacock in 2012, “Comcast SportsNet” changed to “CSN” in 2016. Similarly, several NBC Sports Regional Networks collaborate with NBC Owned Television Stations in their respective markets on content and other initiatives.

CSN Philadelphia Receives 10 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nominations

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CSN Philadelphia Receives 10 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Nominations

CSN received 10 Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations in eight categories, including live game broadcast, play by play talent, and sports program.

“TOMBOY,”  CSNs multiplatform documentary on elevating the conversation of women in sports, was nominated in the Community Service category.

Marc Zumoff, CSN’s play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia 76ers, received his ninth straight nomination.

The Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, which annually honor excellence in news, programming and individual achievement in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, will be presented Saturday, September 9, 2017, at the Hershey Lodge located in Hershey, PA.

CSN was nominated for excellence in the following categories:

COMMUNITY SERVICE
“TOMBOY- Elevating the Conversation of Women in Sports”- CSN Philadelphia

TALENT- SPORTS ANALYST/PLAY-BY-PLAY
Marc Zumoff, CSN Philadelphia

SPORTING EVENT/GAME- LIVE/UNEDITED PROGRAM/SPECIAL/SERIES
“76ers Basketball on CSN”- CSN Philadelphia
“Phillies Baseball”- CSN Philadelphia

SPORTS- PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT
“Signing the Times”- CSN Philadelphia

SPORTS- DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM
“SportsNet Central- Clinching for the Chairman”- CSN Philadelphia

SPORTS – INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
“Sixers PostGame Live”- CSN Philadelphia
“The700Level Show: Sorry, Christie Brinkley”- CSN Philadelphia

EDITOR- SHORT FORM
“Sixers 2016-17 Product Launch Promo”- CSN Philadelphia
Jeffrey Crowe, Editor

VIDEO ESSAY (SINGLE CAMERA OPERATOR)
“Drone Racing in An Abandoned Opera House”- CSN Philadelphia
Thomas Finer, Producer

Sixers Summer League games to air live on TCN

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Sixers Summer League games to air live on TCN

CSN Philadelphia and TCN deliver fans the most comprehensive Sixers’ coverage with two live Summer League broadcasts, and reports in SportsNet CentralPhilly Sports Talk, CSNPhilly.com and on social media platforms.
 
Summer League games
TCN will air two Sixers Summer League games on July 3 and July 5 from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Markelle Fultz, who was the first overall pick by Philadelphia in the 2017 NBA Draft, is expected to play in the Utah Summer League. Fellow draft additions Jonah Bolden (the 36th overall pick) and Mathias Lessort (50th overall) are also scheduled to play alongside returning Sixers Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Alex Poythress.
 
The Sixers' Summer League game broadcast schedule is as follows:

Sixers vs. Celtics

Live: Monday, July 3 at 7 p.m. on TCN
Replay: Tuesday, July 4 at 11 a.m. on CSN

Sixers vs. Utah

Live: Wednesday, July 5 at 9 p.m. on TCN
Replay: Thursday, July 6 at 11 a.m. on CSN
 
Amy Fadool and Marc Zumoff will provide commentary during Monday’s game from the CSN Philadelphia studio.
 
Games are available via live stream through the NBC Sports App or through CSNPhilly.com. Additionally, all games will be made available on Comcast’s Xfinity Video-On-Demand platform.
 
Fans can get a complete recap of the games and other Sixers activity on CSN, CSNPhilly.com and on social media handles @CSNPhilly.
 
Zumoff sat down with Fultz to talk about his rise to becoming the #1 pick, his love of cooking, and his dream to be an accountant.  Click here to listen to the latest “Zoo’s View” podcast.