Thursday, January 17, 2013

Flyers announce broadcast schedule

The Flyers have announced their 2012-13 television and radio broadcast schedules, in conjunction with broadcast partners Comcast SportsNet, NBC, 97.5 The Fanatic and 93.3 WMMR.

The Flyers will open the 2012-13 NHL season with a weekend of action on NBC.  The January 19 season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins will be carried regionally by NBC beginning at 3 p.m, followed by a national telecast on Sunday, January 20 at the Buffalo Sabres beginning at 12:30 p.m.  The Flyers are slated for five other national broadcasts over the course of the season on the NBC Sports Network.

Comcast SportsNet will air the remaining 41 games of the Flyers season, all in high-definition.  The Emmy-Award winning broadcast team of Jim Jackson, Steve Coates, Keith Jones and Bill Clement return to bring viewers all the action from the puck drop to the final horn. The latest in X-MO camera technology will provide state of the art frame-rate adjusted HD slo-motion replays. In addition several select home telecasts will feature players wearing a microphone during the game to bring the viewer unprecedented access.   Comcast SportsNet’s broadcast schedule begins on Tuesday, January 22 when the Flyers visit the New Jersey Devils at 7:30 p.m.

On the radio side, the Flyers will begin their new partnership with 97.5 The Fanatic when the puck drops on the new season this Saturday against Pittsburgh.  Tim Saunders and Chris Therien return to handle broadcast duties this season.  For the first time, every Flyers game this season will be broadcast on FM radio, with 35 carried by 97.5 The Fanatic.  The remaining 13 games will be broadcast on legendary Philadelphia rock station 93.3 WMMR, the first of which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 at New Jersey at 7:30 p.m.

Flyers fans will also have the chance to catch the open practice at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, January 17 on Comcast SportsNet. will broadcast live at 6 p.m. and Comcast SportsNet will join live at 6:30 p.m.  Fans will hear from the players and coaches throughout the broadcast.  The Open Skate will replay on The Comcast Network on Thursday, January 17 at 11 p.m. and on Comcast SportsNet on Friday, January 18 at 2 p.m.

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