NBC 11 turns over sports to Comcast Bay Area

The Bay Area News Group reports that NBC Bay Area (KNTV-11) will begin using Comcast SportsNet Bay Area to provide content on its 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts starting in June. NBC Bay Area president Rich Cerussi told BANG’s Jonathan Okanes that the sports segments won’t be like what viewers are used to seeing on a local newscast. Instead of scores and highlights, NBC Bay Area plans on airing live interviews. “Everybody knows the scores by the time the

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Radnich, Willie Brown to do Comcast 49ers shows

Longtime KRON 4 sports director Gary Radnich (right) and former SF mayor Willie Brown (left) have been hired by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area to do 49ers post game shows and other programs related to the team. SportsNet Bay Area plans to do an hour post-game show with locker room interviews, Coach Mike Singletary’s news conferrence and expert analysis. They’ll do the show at Candletstick for home games. After road games, they’ll be based in SportsNet’s new studio, 24-hour newsroom and

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Comcast SportsNet opens 120-employee facility

While other media outlets are cutting back, Comcast SportsNet has opened a 37,000-square-foot production facility in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood that will employ more than 120 people. The new facility at 370 Third Street includes a 24-hour newsroom, HD production facilities and office space. You could also say it’s the broadcast home of the Giants, A’s, Warriors, Sharks, SaberCats, ‘Quakes, Cal and Stanford. From this new home Comcast SportsNet plans to launch “SportsNet Central,” a daily local sports

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No pregame, postgame shows for Warriors

The Warriors have begun their season on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, but the broadcasts don’t include a pregame or postgame shows. That’s because the Warriors, owned by Chris Cohan, sued CSN Bay Area in April. The Warriors claimed that terms of their agreement with CSN were disclosed to the Giants when the baseball team bought a stake in CSN. Back in May, when the suit was filed, the SF Business Times noted: The lawsuit highlights the competitive environment between the

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Additional TV gig for Radnich

Comcast SportsNet West will simulcast Gary Radnich’s morning show on KNBR 680 beginning in September. Radnich is in his 16th year at KNBR and 23rd as sports director at KRON-TV for more than 20 years. His morning show will include reporters Dan Dibley and Ray Woodson. It will be seen on Comcast Cable channel 400 in the Bay Area, DirecTV channel 698 and Dish Network channel 409.