Thursday, September 11, 2008

Comcast SportsNet to air all their Flyers cablecasts in HD

For the very first time since the network's inception, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia will broadcast all their game cablecasts in high definition.

In a news release posted just minutes ago on the Philadelphia Flyers official web site as well as at Comcast SportsNet's news page, the network announced that fans can tune in and see all 64 HD cablecasts slated for the upcoming 2008-2009 National Hockey League season.

"Our goal has always been to bring fans closer to the action and by delivering all home and road games, plus news and pre and post game programs in high definition, Comcast SportsNet once again fulfils that commitment to our viewers," Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia president Stephanie Smith said.

This is what fans and the television provider have waited for since Comcast SportsNet's first HD game broadcast on February 15, 2003 when the Flyers hosted the Carolina Hurricanes. By March 2004, all home games and select Flyers road games were in high definition.

In addition to the Flyers, all Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Phillies games will be available in high definition on Comcast SportsNet HD. That begins with the Flyers' season opener on October 11th at the Wachovia Center against the New York Rangers.

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