Chicago Sky And Comcast Announce Groundbreaking Partnership

Chicago Sky

March 29, 2010 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky

News Release

CHICAGO, March 29, 2010 - The Chicago Sky and Comcast are proud to announce an agreement to telecast the majority of the Sky's 2010 regular season games live on Comcast's CN100. Additionally, the Sky will offer its own unique Video On Demand content available to fans on Comcast.

The Sky and CN100 have reached a groundbreaking agreement in which CN100 will carry 28 out of 34 Chicago Sky basketball games, including 15 Sky home games at Allstate Arena and 13 road games. Plus, the Sky will provide unique content, including extensive game-highlight videos and feature stories that will be available to Comcast customers via On Demand.

"Our fans deserve the best," said Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky. "To that end, we are thrilled to be aligning with Comcast the market leader, and together providing comprehensive coverage of world class WNBA action and athleticism. It is a great growth statement for our fans and our franchise."

The Sky's On Demand content on Comcast will feature detailed highlight clips from games and unique stories that feature Sky players including WNBA all-stars Candice Dupree, Sylvia Fowles and Jia Perkins.

Comcast's CN100, which currently televises professional, college and high school sports throughout Chicagoland, has become a leader in its commitment to TV sports in Chicago. CN100 is available exclusively on Comcast and is the only local network committed to offering Sky coverage for the 2010 season.

Additionally, exclusive On Demand content has established Comcast as the hub of local sports. It is evident in that the quality and reach of Comcast's coverage is ever increasing and the Sky is proud to be a part of that.

"We're thrilled to be the local TV partner of the Chicago Sky," said David Williams, regional vice president of marketing for Comcast. "Sky fans can see 28 live games on Comcast's CN100 and also get highlights, player features and more anytime with Comcast On Demand."

Brent Stover and Patricia Babcock McGraw will comprise the Sky broadcast team. Game coverage will start at the top or bottom of every hour immediately prior to the scheduled tip-off time. So if tip is scheduled for 7:11 pm CDT, coverage will start at 7 pm CDT.

The Sky will also have two home games televised nationally on ESPN2, bringing the Sky's televised game total to 30. That is an overall increase of 600 percent from 2009 to 2010.

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