Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of “Authentic Bay Area Sports” and the official cable television home of the San Francisco 49ers, is set to kick off the 2011 NFL season with season long coverage that includes the region’s most comprehensive 49ers news and analysis, insider reports, and exclusive interviews with players, coaches and front office personnel.
Highlighting the network’s coverage is the addition of 49ers great Dwight Clark to 49ers Postgame Live, “The Official Postgame Show of the 49ers.” Clark joins the new broadcast team of Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Dave Benz, along with Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Mindi Bach and CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco reporting from the stadium.
A key member of two 49ers Super Bowl Champion teams, Dwight Clark is most remembered for “The Catch” against the Dallas Cowboys. Drafted by Bill Walsh as the first pick of the 10th round, out of Clemson University in the 1979 NFL draft, Clark played for the 49ers from 1979-1987 where he had 506 receptions for 6,750 yards and 48 touchdowns. He led the NFL in receptions (60) during the strike shortened 1982 season, and made the Pro Bowl twice, in 1981 and 1982. After eight successful seasons with San Francisco, he retired after the 1987 NFL season. To honor Clark, the 49ers retired his number 87. After retirement, Clark served as a team executive for both the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s line-up of 49ers and NFL related programming for the season:
49ers Postgame Live
49ers Postgame Live continues to be the leading destination for the Forty Niner Faithful, with comprehensive one-hour coverage featuring in-depth game analysis, locker room interviews and player reaction, full coverage of head coach Jim Harbaugh and key players’ press conferences and a preview of the following week’s game. Following home games, Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Dave Benz and former 49er Dwight Clark will host 49ers Postgame Live from Candlestick Park. After road games, the co-hosts will be based in the network’s studio in San Francisco. Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Mindi Bach and CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco will conduct player and coach interviews from the stadium.
49ers Press Conference Live
Hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Dave Benz with Eric Davis providing expert analysis, 49ers Press Conference Live presents coverage from coach Harbaugh’s weekly press conference from the 49ers practice facility in Santa Clara. Benz and Davis will anchor the one-hour program from the Comcast SportsNet studios, and Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Mindi Bach and CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco will report live from Santa Clara.
49ers Central, a half-hour show, is hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Dave Benz and features analysis from NFL veterans Eric Davis and Lorenzo Neal. Every Wednesday throughout the 2011 NFL season, 49ers Central features interviews with players and coaches, examines the pivotal plays from the previous week’s game, and provides detailed analysis of the 49ers’ upcoming opponents.
49ers Total Access
49ers Total Access is your ticket for insider access to the San Francisco 49ers. Hosted by Joe Fonzi and Melissa Galvin, 49ers Total Access is an Emmy Award-winning show that delivers up close details from both on and off the field from each week’s 49ers game of the 2011 season. Every Saturday during the 2011 season, the half-hour magazine-style show takes the viewer behind the scenes of the Bay Area’s most storied franchise, the San Francisco 49ers.
During the 2011 NFL season, tune into SportsNet Central for in-depth, comprehensive news coverage on the 49ers and the NFL, expert analysis, breaking local and national news, up-to-the-minute scores, the best local video highlights and daily insider reports. SportsNet Central is the place for local fans to turn seven nights a week with half-hour newscasts at 6 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and midnight.
Hosted by veteran Bay Area sports announcer Greg Papa, Chronicle Live airs live Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and features high energy, interactive roundtable discussions and debates covering the hottest sports stories and topics on the minds of sports fans throughout Northern California.
CSNBayArea.com delivers comprehensive 24/7 49ers and NFL coverage and features 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and Senior Insider Ray Ratto, commentator blogs, game-day e-mail alerts, fan message boards, and online video features so fans on the go can stay on top of the latest news and developments wherever and whenever they occur. CSNBayArea.com is the most extensive local source for exclusive online video, including player and coach interviews, press conferences, and content from Comcast SportsNet’s signature shows SportsNet Central and Chronicle Live, which offer news and analysis from the region’s most informed local lineup of award-winning reporters, analysts and personalities.
Halftime Live on CSNBayArea.com
During every 49ers road game this season, Halftime Live – an online halftime show exclusively on CSNBayArea.com – will break down the first-half of the game and discuss the 49ers second-half adjustments. Hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Dave Benz and former 49er Dwight Clark, Halftime Live kicks off on Sunday, September 25 during the 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals game.
2011 49ers Season Preview
Hosted by Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Dave Benz, 2011 49ers Season Preview – debuting Sunday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m. – presents a comprehensive breakdown of the upcoming season and features analysis from NFL veterans Eric Davis and Lorenzo Neal, CSNBayArea.com’s 49ers Insider Matt Maiocco and Comcast SportsNet anchor/reporter Mindi Bach.
Headlining the half-hour program will be head coach Jim Harbaugh as he shares his thoughts and expectations for the upcoming season, the team’s quarterback position and implementing new offensive and defensive schemes. QB Alex Smith, TE Vernon Davis, RB Frank Gore and WR Braylon Edwards discuss the team’s new offensive philosophy. On the defensive side of the ball, four-time Pro Bowl LB Patrick Willis, DT Justin Smith, S Dashon Goldson, and newly acquired S Donte Whitner break down the team’s new defensive scheme.
After the August 28 (4:30 p.m.) debut, 2011 49ers Season Preview replays later that evening at 10 p.m., August 31 at 4 p.m., September 1 at 4 p.m. and September 4 at 8 p.m. For additional air dates and times and information on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s 49ers programming, visit CSNBayArea.com.
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