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Comcast Hometown Network To Televise 31 Live Minor League Baseball Games In 2013, Including June 18 California-Carolina League

 Comcast Hometown Network To Televise 31 Live Minor League Baseball Games In
       2013, Including June 18 California-Carolina League All-Star Game

San Jose Giants, Fresno Grizzlies, Modesto Nuts, Stockton Ports and Visalia
Rawhide Will Be Among Pacific Coast League and California League Teams
Featured Beginning April 4th

Games Will Air LIVE on Channel 104 and Also be Available Via ON DEMAND

PR Newswire

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 2, 2013

LIVERMORE, Calif., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Hometown Network
(, Comcast's regional cable network covering
Northern and Central California, today announced that it will televise 31 LIVE
minor league baseball games from the California League
( and the Pacific Coast League (
in 2013.  A highlight of this season's schedule will be the
California-Carolina League All-Star Game on June 18^th.  The telecasts will
begin on Thursday, April 4^th at 7:00 p.m. with the Fresno Grizzlies season
opener against the Tacoma Rainiers (see complete schedule below). 

All of the Comcast Hometown Network games will originate LIVE from either
Chukchansi Park (home of the Fresno Grizzlies or San
Jose Municipal Stadium (home of the San Jose Giants 
The telecasts will be available on Channel 104 to all Comcast digital cable

The California-Carolina League All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, June
18 from Municipal Stadium in San Jose, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:35
p.m.  In addition to the live game broadcast, Comcast Hometown Network will
also provide pregame and postgame coverage of this special event.

"Comcast Hometown Network is excited to bring another action-packed season of
unique content to baseball fans throughout Northern and Central California,"
said Jeff Giles, General Manager of Comcast Hometown Network. "This year, our
viewers will not only be able to keep up with the top baseball talent on the
West Coast, but will also be able to experience one the of the key 2013 Bay
Area sports events  with the live telecast of the California-Carolina League
All-Star Game on June 18 in San Jose."

Play-by-play duties for the games originating from San Jose Municipal Stadium
will be handled by San Jose Giants radio announcer Joe Ritzo.  For games at
Chukchansi Park, Fresno Grizzlies radio announcer Doug Greenwald will do
play-by-play.  Veteran minor league baseball announcer and MLB Network
reporter Joe Castellano and San Jose Giants analyst Rocky Koplik will provide
color commentary for the Comcast Hometown Network baseball telecasts.  In-game
reporting for San Jose Giants contests will be split between Kate Scott from
sports radio station KNBR 680 AM and Gianna Franco of sports radio station
95.7 FM The Game.  Anna Kagarakis will handle in-game reporting for Fresno
Grizzlies games.

The LIVE games will be replayed on Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104), and
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 minor
league baseball 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 "Comcast
Hometown Network."

The California League is a Class A Advanced minor league baseball league which
operates throughout the state of California.  Comprised of 10 teams that are
affiliated with Major League Baseball teams such as the San Francisco Giants
and the Oakland Athletics, the California League is divided into a Northern
Division and a Southern Division.  The Southern Division features five teams
from the sprawling metropolitan areas of Southern California, and the Northern
Division features four teams in California's growing Central Valley as well
the San Jose Giants in the Bay Area.

The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a Triple-A minor baseball league operating
in the Western, Midwestern and Southeastern United States. The PCL consists of
the American Conference (featuring the Albuquerque Isotopes, Iowa Cubs,
Memphis Redbirds, Nashville Sounds, New Orleans Zephyrs, Oklahoma City
RedHawks, Omaha Storm Chasers, and the Round Rock Express) and the Pacific
Conference (featuring the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, Fresno Grizzlies, Las
Vegas 51s, Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, Tacoma Rainiers
and the Tucson Padres).

Following is Comcast Hometown Network's 2013 baseball telecast schedule:

Thursday          April 4             7:00 pm         Tacoma Rainiers @ Fresno
Friday            April 5             7:00 pm         Tacoma Rainiers @ Fresno
Thursday          April 11            7:00 pm         Visalia Rawhide @ San
                                                      Jose Giants 
Friday            April 12            7:00 pm         Visalia Rawhide @ San
                                                      Jose Giants
Wednesday         April 24            7:00 pm         Modesto Nuts @ San Jose
Wednesday         May 1   ^           7:00 pm         Bakersfield Blaze @ San
                                                      Jose Giants
Friday            May 3               7:00 pm         Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
                                                      @ San Jose Giants
                                                      High Desert Mavericks @
Friday            May 10              7:00 pm         San Jose
Thursday          May 16              7:00 pm         New Orleans Zephyrs @
                                                      Fresno Grizzlies
Friday            May 17              7:00 pm         New Orleans Zephyrs @
                                                      Fresno Grizzlies
Saturday          May 18^             7:00 pm         New Orleans Zephyrs @
                                                      Fresno Grizzlies   
Sunday            May 19              3:00 pm         New Orleans Zephyrs @
                                                      Fresno Grizzlies
Friday            May 31              7:00 pm         Stockton Ports @ San
                                                      Jose Giants   
Friday            June 7^             7:00 pm         Lancaster Jethawks @ San
                                                      Jose Giants      
Saturday          June 8 ^            5:00 pm         Lancaster Jethawks @ San
                                                      Jose Giants      
Tuesday           June 18             7:30 pm         League All Star
Friday            June 28             7:00 pm         Stockton Ports @ San
                                                      Jose Giants
Saturday          June 29             6:00            Stockton Ports @ San
                                      pm              Jose Giants
Thursday          July 4              6:30            Visalia Rawhide @ San
                                      pm              Jose Giants 
Friday            July 5              6:30            Visalia Rawhide @ San
                  ^                   pm              Jose Giants             
Thursday          July 18             7:00            Tacoma Rainiers @ Fresno
                  ^                   pm              Grizzlies
Friday            July 19             7:00            Tacoma Rainiers @ Fresno
                                      pm              Grizzlies           
Saturday          July 20             7:00            Tacoma Rainiers @ Fresno
                                      pm              Grizzlies
Sunday            July 21             6:00            Tacoma Rainiers @ Fresno
                                      pm              Grizzlies
Wednesday         July 31             7:00            Visalia Rawhide @ San
                                      pm              Jose Giants
Friday            August              7:00 pm         Bakersfield Blaze @ San
                  9^                                  Jose Giants
Saturday          August 10           5:00 pm         Bakersfield Blaze @ San
                                                      Jose Giants
Sunday            August 11           6:00            Bakersfield Blaze @ San
                                      pm              Jose Giants
Friday            August 16           7:00 pm         Inland Empire 66ers @
                                                      San Jose Giants
Saturday          August 17           5:00            Inland Empire 66ers @
                                      pm              San Jose Giants
Wednesday         August 28           7:00 pm         Visalia Rawhide @ San
                                                      Jose Giants


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 2 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 and unique local content that you can't get anywhere
else.  CHN televises key high school football and basketball matchups, San
Francisco Bulls and Stockton Thunder hockey games from the ECHL and San Jose
SaberCats games from the Arena Football League.  Comcast Hometown Network is
different from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and Comcast SportsNet California.

About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone
provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides
these services to businesses.  Comcast has invested in technology to build an
advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings
customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. 
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology
company.  Visit for more information.

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