CSN Philly, Comcast Network Add Ultra-Mo, New Graphics Package for Phillies Coverage

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and The Comcast Network will air a total of 106 regular season games, all in HD, as well as extensive Opening Day coverage, a weekly magazine show, pre and postgame coverage for every game and exclusive content at CSNPhilly.com.

The 2011 Phillies season will be the first to feature the Ultra-Mo HD replay system, which is capable of showing slow-motion replays of over 2,000 frames per second. Additional production enhancements include a new graphics package and score bug.

Leslie Gudel, Marshall Harris, and Jim Salisbury team up to cover the Phillies’ 2011 campaign. As CSNPhilly.com’s Phillies Insider, Salisbury will provide feature stories, video blogs, and Phillies chats for the website. Gudel and Harris will provide coverage on-air and online, including exclusive interviews and feature stories.  Harris will also host Phillies Clubhouse this season.

Before every game, CSN Philadelphia and The Comcast Network will feature Phillies analysis on Daily News Live, SportsNite, and Phillies Pregame Live.

Following each match-up, the networks will present Phillies Postgame Live. Other postgame features include manager Charlie Manuel’s press conferences and reaction from the clubhouse. Phillies Postgame Live will feature analysis from former MLB players Ricky Bottalico, Chris Coste, and Ben Davis. Bottalico returns for his fourth year as a Phillies analyst, while Coste and Davis are new to the CSN lineup.

Comcast SportsNet will also feature a weekly 30-minute feature series, Phillies Clubhouse. Phillies Clubhouse will present off-field player profiles, behind-the-scenes stories about fans and Phillies staff, regular minor league updates, and great moments in Phillies’ history.  This season’s features “My Memory” where Phillies players past and present recall the greatest moments in their career.  “Phillies Clubhouse airs most Mondays at 7 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet’s Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury will have daily coverage of the Phils, including breaking news, extensive video and in-depth features. CSNPhilly.com will also have a special “Aces Update” feature on the site, which will follow the Phillies’ starting rotation. Fans can also follow all games online with Comcast SportsNet’s “In-Game Live” which allows fans to follow the game live with play by play, stats, and Comcast SportsNet tweets. Fans can follow Comcast SportsNet on Twitter at @CSNPhilly or Facebook

Last season, the Phillies scored their eighth straight year of ratings growth on CSN Philadelphia. Comcast SportsNet’s Phillies game ratings have climbed 148% since 2002, including the 2010 season, when the Phillies scored an 8.3 average rating (247,000 HH) for live game action, a 16% increase over 2009’s 7.14 rating. In 2010, fans also tuned in to Comcast SportsNet’s “Phillies Postgame Live” in record numbers; the program averaged a 3.7 HH rating (110,000 HHs), up 19% from 2009 also marking the 8th straight year of record growth.

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