Comcast Hometown Network to Televise 10 Northern and Central California High School Football Games
Games Will Air on Channel 104 and Also be Available Via ON DEMAND and Websites Schedule Kicks Off on September 25 with Montgomery (Santa Rosa) at Casa Grande (Petaluma)
LIVERMORE, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Hometown Network www.comcasthometown.com (CHN), Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, today announced that it will televise 10 high school football games as part of its continually-expanding Comcast Hometown Sports (CHS) programming (see complete schedule below). The games will be available on Channel 104 to all Comcast digital cable customers throughout Northern and Central California. The telecasts begin on Saturday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. with Casa Grande of Petaluma (MaxPreps #5 North Coast Section) hosting Montgomery of Santa Rosa (#11 North Coast Section and 2009 NCS Division II runner-up).
"Northern California prep football continues to be electric, and we continue to provide it to viewers and further solidify Comcast Hometown Network as the television home for high school sports," said Jeff Giles, Director of Comcast Hometown Network. "These exciting, marquee contests remain a key component of our local and regional programming that viewers can't get anywhere else."
The play-by-play announcer for Comcast Hometown Network's high school football games will be Dan Dibley of sports radio station KNBR 680 AM, while former San Jose SaberCats head coach Darren Arbet and University of Nevada football analyst Scott Gordon will split the color analyst duties. Sarah Curry from the Fitz and Brooks Show on KNBR 680 AM will serve as sideline reporter. All games will be produced by CHN sports director Erik Alves and directed by Gary Wasley.
The prep contests will premiere on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. on Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104), and will be replayed several times. They will also be available at the Comcast SportsNet California (http://www.csncalifornia.com) and California Interscholastic Foundation (CIF) State (http://www.cifstate.org) websites. In addition, all games will also be available any time of the day or night via Comcast's popular ON DEMAND platform, which is free to Comcast digital customers. To view Comcast Hometown Network games ON DEMAND, Comcast Digital Cable customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital Cable lineup or press the ON DEMAND button on their remote control, then click on the "Get Local" section, then click on "Local Sports."
In addition to Casa Grande and Montgomery, CHN's high school football schedule features many of the top prep teams in Northern and Central California, including prominent Bay Area powers Bellarmine (#3 Central Coast Section Rankings), Valley Christian (#4 Central Coast Section), Foothill (#10 North Coast Section), and Granada (#25 North Coast Section); as well as traditionally strong teams such as Folsom (#5 State Ranking and #1 Sac-Joaquin Section) and Pleasant Grove (#14 Sac-Joaquin Section) from the Sacramento region plus Buchanan (#6 Central Section) and Clovis East (#13 Central Section) from the Fresno area.
Comcast Hometown Network has quickly become one of the top destinations for local sports coverage. The network continues to produce and televise LIVE Friday night minor league baseball games from the Class A Advanced California League, featuring the San Jose Giants, Stockton Ports, Modesto Nuts or Visalia Rawhide. In addition, CHN also televises key high school basketball games featuring prominent prep programs throughout Northern and Central California in January and February.
Following is Comcast Hometown Network's tentative 2010 high school football telecast schedule:
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
About Comcast Hometown Network
Comcast Hometown Network (CHN) 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 (CHS), and unique local content that you can't get anywhere else.
About Comcast Corporation
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Comcast's California Region, based in Livermore, California, serves more than 2.3 million customers in Northern and Central California. Comcast employs more than 7,000 local residents across the region.