Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Seattle Mariners Games Now Available in Super Clear High Definition Format on FSN HD

All of FSN's Mariners home telecasts and six road games to be shown on Channel 664, making it the largest package of Mariners games in HD ever available to Comcast customers.

SEATTLE, March 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and FSN Northwest today announced that all of FSN's Seattle Mariners home telecasts and six road games will be available to Comcast customers in super clear high definition format (HDTV), beginning with the Mariners home opener April 2nd against the Oakland Athletics.

HDTV technology provides video and audio that is clearer, sharper and more vibrant than previous video transmission systems. The service is available for customers with an HDTV-capable television set utilizing an HD-enabled digital cable set-top box provided by Comcast. "Our customers tell us that nothing beats watching a Mariners game in person, but they say watching their favorite team in high definition from the comfort of their living room comes pretty close; and, at least with high-definition, they don't have to pay for parking," said Tom Pierce, VP of Marketing and Sales for Comcast.

FSN is the leading provider of sports programming and production in the Northwest, providing viewers a minimum of 120 live events per year in high-definition featuring the Seattle Sonics, Seattle Mariners, Portland Trail Blazers and NCAA football and basketball.
"FSN is continuously looking for ways to enhance the local sports fans' viewing experience on our network and presenting such a significant package of Mariners games on FSN HD is certainly a tremendous example of that effort," said Mark Shuken, FSN Northwest Vice President and General Manager. "We are fortunate to work with progressive teams such as the
Mariners and are proud to partner with them to meet the evolving needs of our fans."