Comcast Hometown Network to Televise 18 Prep Basketball Games in 2016

Eighth Season of High School Telecasts to Feature Mix of Boys and Girls Contests from Northern and Central California

Announcers Dave Lewis, Joe Castellano, Kate Scott Among Others to Showcase Top Local Teams

Jan 04, 2016, 15:43 ET from Comcast Hometown Network

LIVERMORE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Hometown Network, Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, today announced that it will kick off its 2016 sports coverage with 18 high school basketball telecasts (see complete schedule below or at http://comcastcalifornia.mediaroom.com). In its eighth season of covering prep basketball, Comcast Hometown Network will televise a schedule of boys and girls games and will feature a number of highly ranked high school programs throughout Northern and Central California.

The telecasts, which will be available on Channel 104 and on Channel 819 in HD where available to all Comcast digital cable customers, will begin with a doubleheader on Thursday, January 7th at 7:30 p.m. with Campolindo at Las Lomas. This season's coverage also includes matchups between Lincoln and Saint Mary's High School, currently ranked the number two girls basketball team in California.

CHN's schedule also includes LIVE coverage on Tuseday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. featuring cross-town rivals Saint Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral Preps boys and girls games. And keeping in tradition, the schools will be playing for the coveted Bruce Mahoney Trophy which was inaugurated in 1947. It's named in honor of Bill Bruce and Jerry Mahoney, each an alumnus exclusively representing one of the schools, both of whom lost their lives during their service to our country in World War II.

"We're excited to bring to the community a unique sports experience filled with local stories that highlight California's homegrown talent," said Jeff Giles, Director of Comcast Hometown Network. "Each year, CHN ups the ante by offering local and regional coverage of prep sports that not only include basketball and football games, but Comcast Hometown Network takes you right onto the field with unique sports programming such as Game On, a local sports magazine show dedicated to female athletes."

Announcing duties for CHN's high school basketball games will be covered by Joe Castellano a local veteran announcer, Dave Lewis of KCBS 740-AM, Kate Scott of KNBR 680 and PAC-12 Networks, Drew Shiller of Pac-12 Networks, Kate Rooney of CHN and PAC 12 Networks, Alex Jensen, men's play by play for St Mary's College and Dan Dibley of 95.7 The Game.

All of the high school basketball telecasts will also be available via Comcast's popular On Demand platform, which allows viewers to pause, rewind and fast forward games.  To view the games via On Demand, Comcast digital customers should tune to Channel 1 (On Demand) and select Get Local > Local Sports > High School Basketball.

Following is Comcast Hometown Network's 2016 high school basketball telecast schedule (subject to change):

2016

TELECAST DATE

TIME

TEAMS

Thursday, Jan. 7

7:30 PM

Campolindo @ Las Lomas - Women

Saturday, Jan. 9

9:00 PM

Campolindo @ Las Lomas - Men

Tuesday, Jan. 12

LIVE

6:00 PM

St. Ignatius @ Sacred Heart Cathedral - Women

Tuesday, Jan. 12

LIVE

7:30 PM

St. Ignatius @ Sacred Heart Cathedral - Men

Sunday, Jan. 17

5:30 PM

Dublin @ Miramonte - Men

Sunday, Jan. 17

7:30 PM

Dublin @ Miramonte - Women

Thursday, Jan. 21

7:30 PM

Chico @ Pleasant Valley

Sunday, Jan. 24

5:30 PM

Terra Nova @ Half Moon Bay - Women

Sunday, Jan. 24

7:30 PM

Terra Nova @ Half Moon Bay - Men

Saturday, Jan. 30

7:30 PM

Saint Mary's Stockton @ Lincoln - Women

Sunday, Jan. 31

7:30 PM

Roosevelt @ Fresno

Saturday, Feb. 6   

7:30 PM

Oakland Tech @ McClymonds

Sunday, Feb. 7    

7:30 PM

Concord @ Northgate

Saturday, Feb. 13   

7:30 PM

Montgomery @ Casa Grande

Sunday, Feb. 14  

7:30 PM

McClatchy @ Sacramento

Thursday, Feb.18

7:30 PM

Liberty @ Freedom  - Women

Thursday, Feb.18

7:30 PM

Liberty @ Freedom  - Men

Friday, Feb. 19

7:30 PM

Clayton Valley @ College Park

About Comcast Hometown Network
Comcast Hometown Network (CHN) is a regional cable network produced by Comcast and available in Northern California, Central California and Santa Barbara County on Digital Channel 104.  Available to more than 2 million homes in 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, minor league baseball games from the California League and the Pacific Coast League. Beyond sports programming, CHN also produces Game On, a local sports magazine show dedicated to female athletes as well as compelling programming like Upside, which offers in-depth news coverage, interviews and commentary with a positive slant.

About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

 

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