BravesVision Suits Up for Season


While the National Football League has put the kibosh on future team-dedicated regional sports networks, BravesVision threw out the first pitch on its second season this weekend.

The network, an HD diginet venture between the Atlanta Braves and Comcast Corp. that’s available to the MSO’s metro Atlanta subscribers, started its second campaign April 1 with First Pitch — Braves Preseason Special.

The channel was scheduled to offer a pair of preseason games this weekend against the Cleveland Indians before presenting the first of 60 TBS- and Turner South-supplied HD games, starting with the Braves home opener against the New York Mets on April 8.

BravesVision also provides batting practice coverage and other in-stadium features, as well as simulcasts of Clear Channel Radio’s pre and post-game coverage from WGST 640AM and WKLS 96.1FM, according to officials. The network also plans to present up to 10 Braves minor-league affiliate games on a delayed basis, following their premiere on Comcast Sports Southeast.