Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic will step onto the pages of the Washington Times through a partnership deal.
Under the agreement with Washington Times LLC, financial terms of which were not disclosed, the Washington Times will be able to use Comcast SportNet’s expansive digital media content in both the print and digital versions of the newspaper, as well as WashingtonTimes.com, which garners more than 12 million monthly visitors.
Trebling the amount of sports news, analysis and commentary available on Times platforms, the partnership, CSN Mid-Atlantic written, video and interactive content will complement coverage produced by the newspaper’s award-winning sports reporters and columnists.
CSN produces comprehensive coverage of the region’s professional, including the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Redskins and Baltimore Ravens, and college teams for its online, mobile and social media platforms, including CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com. Bylined pieces from CSN writers Clifton Brown, Tarik El-Bashir, Chuck Gormley, J. Michael, Rich Tandler and Mark Zuckerman will appear in print and the Times’ digital offerings. Moreover, video featuring the RSN’s television news anchors, reporters and analysts, also will be showcased under the partnership.
“We are very proud of the content we produce and are excited that this partnership will extend our reach to the Times’ large and loyal readership,” said Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic president Rebecca Schulte in a statement.“Their readers will benefit from the resources, experience and personnel that have made us the area’s top sports media organization.”
Noted Washington Times editor and vice president for content and business development John Solomon: “Our readers are already lucky to have the daily insights of Thom Loverro and Mike Harris, as well as the cutting-edge beat coverage of reporters like Brian McNally and Zac Boyer. Now with a sports media powerhouse as a partner, we will be able to cover local teams and colleges more closely and to offer more pre-game and post-game analysis. Our readers will get an even deeper dive into the sports experience.”