Results tagged ‘ Comcast SportsNet ’

1/29 Comcast to carry Banks’ service

Comcast SportsNet Chicago will broadcast Ernie Banks Memorial Service live on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. CT. The service will be held at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago. In addition, Comcast SportsNet’s digital home,, will also provide a live video stream of the memorial service in its entirety.

Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the service will be hosted by the network’s Cubs pre/postgame studio team of David Kaplan and Todd Hollandsworth, with SportsNet Central’s Cubs beat reporter Kelly Crull and Cubs “Insider” Patrick Mooney providing on-site reports and interviews.

Fans of the Cubs Hall of Famer are urged to post their fondest memories throughout CSN’s coverage by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #MrCub.

1/24 Cubs spring broadcast schedule

Fans who can’t get to Arizona to watch the Cubs’ Spring Training games will be able to keep up either on TV, radio or the internet. The Cubs will televise six Cactus League games (four on WGN TV, two on Comcast SportsNet), broadcast nine on WGN Radio network, and 25 via Internet radio broadcast on The Cubs webcasts on and will be free for fans who register for a log-in account with the website. In total, 36 of the 39 games will be available to Cubs fans.

Two games also have been added to the Cubs’ spring schedule. They will play a World Baseball Classic opponent at HoHoKam Stadium on March 15, plus play the Dodgers in Tucson on March 21 to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The Cubs close out their 2013 spring schedule against the Astros in Houston, March 29-30.

WGN Radio will broadcast Chicago’s first spring game on Feb. 23 against the Angels. The first televised game will be on WGN TV on March 16 when the Cubs play host to the Royals in Mesa, Ariz. Comcast SportsNet’s first game will be March 25 against the Giants.

Cubs TV play-by-play announcer Len Kasper will join Mick Gillispie, radio broadcaster for Double-A Tennessee for most of the broadcasts, presented by United Airlines. The first game with Kasper and Gillispie will be Feb. 24 against the Giants.

All games start at 1:05 p.m. Arizona time unless otherwise noted.

DATE/OPPONENT/SITE/Broadcast Availability

Feb. 23: at Angels, Tempe, WGN Radio
Feb. 24: vs. Giants, Mesa,
Feb. 25: at Dodgers, Glendale,
Feb. 26: vs. Rockies, Mesa,
Feb. 27: vs. Dodgers, Mesa,
Feb. 28: vs. Athletics, Mesa,
March 1: vs. Diamondbacks, Mesa,
March 2: at Giants, Scottsdale, WGN Radio
March 3 (ss): vs. Brewers, Mesa,; vs. Angels, Tempe
March 4: vs. Indians, Mesa,
March 5: at Rockies, Scottsdale,
March 6: at Rangers, Surprise,
March 7: vs. White Sox, Mesa,
March 8: at Reds, Goodyear, (7:05 p.m. MT)
March 9: vs. Indians, Mesa, WGN Radio
March 10: vs. Padres, Mesa,
March 11: at Diamondbacks, Scottsdale,
March 12: Off day
March 13: vs. Rockies, Mesa,
March 14: at Dodgers, Glendale,
March 15 (ss): vs. World Baseball Classic team, Mesa; at White Sox, Glendale,
March 16 (ss): vs. Royals, Mesa, WGN-TV; vs. Rangers, Las Vegas, WGN Radio
March 17 (ss): at Athletics, Phoenix, WGN-TV; vs. Rangers, Las Vegas, WGN Radio
March 18: at Padres, Peoria,
March 19: vs. Rangers, Mesa,
March 20: Off day
March 21 (ss): at Mariners, Peoria, WGN Radio; vs. Dodgers, Tucson
March 22: at Brewers, Maryvale, WGN-TV,
March 23: vs. Angels, Mesa, WGN Radio, WGN-TV
March 24: at Indians, Goodyear, WGN Radio
March 25: vs. Giants, Mesa, Comcast SportsNet,
March 26: vs. Reds, Mesa, (7:05 p.m. MT)
March 27: at Royals, Surprise, WGN Radio (6:05 p.m. MT)
March 28: vs. Mariners, Mesa, Comcast SportsNet,
March 29: at Astros, Houston, (7:05 p.m. CT)
March 30: at Astros, Houston, (1:05 p.m. CT)

— Carrie Muskat

2/4 Cubs TV sked

Get your remote ready. The Cubs released their 2010 TV schedule Thursday. The season opener April 5 will be carried on WCIU from Atlanta. WGN will handle at least 58 games, starting with the home opener April 12 against Milwaukee. There could be more on WGN, depending on whether ESPN or FOX pick up a game.

The Cubs will be on ESPN back-to-back Sunday night broadcasts on July 11 from Los Angeles, which is the last game before the All-Star break, and July 18 at home against Philadelphia.

The Cubs are scheduled to air on FOX eight times in 2010, including May 22 at Texas; May 29 vs. St. Louis; June 12 vs. White Sox; June 26 at White Sox; July 10 at Los Angeles; Aug. 14 at St. Louis; Aug. 21 vs. Atlanta; and Sept. 4 vs. the New York Mets.

Stay tuned.

— Carrie Muskat