BERLIN, Conn., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comcast customers in
Connecticut will be able to tune in to the New York Yankees entire 2007
season in crystal-clear high-definition (HD), the company announced today.
Starting on April 1, Comcast will add YES HD, the newly-launched standalone
YES Network high-definition service, to its robust HD lineup. The new
network can be viewed on channel 201 throughout most of the state, except
in the Old Lyme, Norwich, Seymour and Waterbury areas where it can be
viewed on channel 771.
"From the first pitch to the last out, Yankee fans will be able to
enjoy all of their team's home and away games in the clarity of
high-definition television," said Doug Guthrie, Vice President of Comcast's
Connecticut- Western Massachusetts Region. "Comcast continues to be the
leading HD provider in the state of Connecticut, offering our customers the
most HD viewing choices, crystal-clear picture quality and unparalleled
control over their viewing choices."
Like the standard-definition YES Network, YES HD will broadcast 127
Yankees games throughout the 2007 season, including the season-opener on
Monday, April 2, when the Yankees host Tampa Bay (1:00 pm ET). In addition
to Yankees games, YES HD will feature all studio programs, including
Yankees and Nets pre- and post-game shows, "Yankees Batting Practice
Today," select "Mike & the Mad Dog" shows, "Yankees Hot Stove" and "This
Week In Football."
During the 2007-2008 NBA basketball season, YES HD will also provide
high- definition coverage of all New Jersey Nets home and away games.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is
the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications
products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 11.5 million
high-speed Internet customers, and 2.5 million voice customers, Comcast is
principally involved in the development, management and operation of
broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment
Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television,
PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One , four regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast
Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business
. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major
holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia
76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in
Comcast's New England regions serve 2.6 million customers in
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and New York and
employ nearly 7,000 individuals.
SOURCE Comcast Corporation