The Comcast Network to Broadcast 87ers Games

The Comcast Network to Broadcast 87ers Games
December 21 12:00 2015 Print This Article

 

Wilmington, DE – December 21, 2015 – The Delaware 87ers and The Comcast Network today announced a partnership that will broadcast seven 87ers home games during the 2015–16 NBA development league season.

The television partnership will be the first of any kind for the 87ers, who will have home games at the Bob Carpenter Center broadcast on cable television for the first time in the team’s three-year history.

“We are excited to partner with The Comcast Network, which will bring 87ers basketball into the homes of our fans this season,” said Larry Meli, 87ers Chief Operating Officer. “Basketball fans in the region will be able to see the fun, family atmosphere we’ve created at all Sevens’ home games, and also watch the future of the NBA, as the players hone their skills in the NBA Development League.”

“There is a strong and passionate basketball community in the tri-state area, and this partnership with the 87ers is beneficial in introducing fans to the team and watching the stars of tomorrow develop,” said Bob Selah, Comcast SportsNet Programming Director.

The seven games scheduled to air on TCN this season are as follows:

 

Day                 Date                            Time               Opponent

Sunday            December 27, 2015     3 p.m.              Erie BayHawks

Tuesday           December 29, 2015     6:30 p.m.         Los Angeles D-Fenders

Tuesday           January 19, 2016         6:30 p.m.         Westchester Knicks

Friday              January 29, 2016         7 p.m.              Raptors 905

Saturday          February 20, 2016       7 p.m.              Maine Red Claws

Friday              March 25, 2016           7 p.m.              Sioux Falls Skyforce

Saturday          March 26, 2016           3 p.m.              Sioux Falls Skyforce

Playing with 19 teams for the 2015-16 campaign, the NBA D-League is in the midst of its 15th season. The 2015-16 NBA season tipped off with a record 30 percent of players boasting NBA D-League experience, including at least one NBA D-League alum on each NBA team’s roster.

 

About The Comcast Network

The Comcast Network is available in over 2.6 million homes throughout the Philadelphia region.  To find The Comcast Network on your guide please check out this link:  http://www.csnphilly.com/tcn-channel-lineup

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, part of NBC Sports Group, provides award-winning sports news, analysis, live game coverage and original programming to nearly three million viewers in the Philadelphia area, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together with The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia presents more than 500 live game broadcasts annually, featuring the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, NCAA and high school events, plus extensive coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles. The network’s news and original programming teams have been distinguished with numerous Emmys and Edward R. Murrow Awards, and handle sports coverage for Philadelphia’s NBC10 affiliate WCAU-TV. CSNPhilly.com, CSN Philadelphia’s online home, provides fans with comprehensive digital coverage of Philly’s hometown teams with highlights, original stories from a team of “Insiders,” and up-to-the minute breaking news. Follow the Comcast SportsNet Philly on Twitter at @CSNPhilly.