Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic has expanded its media and marketing partnership with the National Football League's Washington Redskins.
Under the new multiyear agreement, terms of which were not disclosed, Comcast SportsNet is the exclusive local Redskins HD provider for preseason contests, including the upcoming games against the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 13, the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 22 and the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 3.
Comcast SportsNet is also expanding its comprehensive Redskins coverage by adding an exclusive one-on-one interview with head coach Jim Zorn every Monday at 5:45 pm, as well as exclusive interviews with other members of the coaching staff.
As part of the expanded agreement, Comcast SportsNet will continue to air Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live, the area's most comprehensive and entertaining pre- and postgame commentary featuring insider previews, locker room access, player reports and game day strategy. Other programming includes Redskins Nation, on which ComcastSportsNet's daily team update giving fans the latest news and outlook on players, coaches and personnel.
For every home game, Comcast SportsNet will broadcast live from the set at Comcast SportsNet Gate at FedExField to give viewers the latest player and team reports against the backdrop of the home game tailgate experience. Coverage will originate from Comcast SportsNet's studios for all away contests..
Comcast SportsNet's Redskins' rosters of reporters, analysts and commentators Chick Hernandez, Kelli Johnson, Trevor Matich, Brian Mitchell, Antonio Freeman, Doc Walker, and Doug Gansler.
"We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Washington Redskins and provide even deeper coverage to their wide and passionate fan base," said Comcast SportsNet senior vice president and general manager Rebecca Schulte. "Because of this partnership we are able to take our viewers further behind the scenes and closer to the action than any other outlet in the market."
Noted Redskins senior vice president and executive producer of the Redskins broadcast network Larry Michael: "Our fans know that Comcast SportsNet is the place to go for the most comprehensive Redskins coverage on television. We are expanding our relationship with Comcast SportsNet because whenever there are Redskins updates, from breaking news to feature pieces, Comcast SportsNet is there."