Comcast SportsNet and Washington Post Announce Partnership

From the release (and see Dan Steinberg’s thoughts here):

    Comcast SportsNet, the leader in local sports television in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore region, and The Washington Post will collaborate on a new daily sports talk show, which will debut Monday, March 19. Washington Post Live will be a high-energy, interactive sports roundtable covering the stories, trends and topics in the news and on the minds of sports fans throughout the region. Washington Post Live will air live Monday-Friday from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet and simultaneously on www.washingtonpost.com, which receives an average of eight million unique visitors per month.

    The program will feature Comcast SportsNet hosts and writers from The Washington Post sports section along with other special guests from media, sports, entertainment and politics, debating the day’s hot local and national sports topics. Washington Post Live will incorporate fan interaction through web-based e-mail questions for guests, viewer call-in segments and a region-wide vote on Comcast SportsNet’s website, www.ComcastSportsNet.com, for content ideas.

    The website will also be a viewer destination with additional information on the show’s lineup, links, and more.

    “Sports fans in this region have diverse interests and Washington Post Live will give our viewers a unique, entertaining and comprehensive analysis of each day’s sports developments,” said Sam Schroeder, executive vice president and general manager of Comcast SportsNet.” The incredible resources of our two organizations will be the foundation for the best roundtable sports discussion on television in the area.”

    Comcast SportsNet’s partnership with The Washington Post will link three forms of media, reaching sports enthusiasts through television, print and internet. Simultaneously airing Washington Post Live on
    www.washingtonpost.com/sports allows Comcast SportsNet to reach a national audience.

    “We are all delighted to have this opportunity to work with Comcast SportsNet and to showcase the diverse talents of our staff,” said Washington Post Sports Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz.

    Comcast SportsNet operates eight sports networks that televise more than 1,600 live sporting events annually and deliver local and
    national sports news, analysis and commentary to more than 27 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast SportsNet’s networks are: Comcast
    SportsNet Philadelphia, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet West, SportsNet New York, The Mtn. –
    MountainWest Sports Network, CSS, and Comcast Local Detroit. These networks provide live game coverage of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers,
    Washington Capitals, and Chicago Blackhawks; the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls, and Sacramento Kings; and MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and New York Mets; as well as a comprehensive mix of college and minor league
    sports events. For more information see ComcastSportsNet.com.