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Fact Sheet: Rainbow Sports Networks

Sunday, December 9, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 8:26 PM, under , , ,

Athens, GA (Dec 9, 2007) - Rainbow Sports Networks provides regional-based sports broadcasts through FSN Bay Area and FSN New England. This the Rainbow Sports Networks Fact Sheet as published by Rainbow Media.

Rainbow Sports Networks has been a leader in the regional sports television business for more than 25 years. And when it comes to home team sports, Rainbow Sports Networks' regional networks deliver local coverage to loyal households in two of the country's largest markets. Rainbow Sports Networks owns and operates two FSN affiliated regional networks: FSN Bay Area in San Francisco and FSN New England (now Comcast SportsNet).


Rainbow Sports Networks' two regional networks, FSN Bay Area and FSN New England, are available in more than 7.5 million viewing households.


Andrea Greenberg, President, Rainbow Media Ventures
Ted Griggs, Vice President and Acting General Manager, FSN Bay Area
David Woodman, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FSN New England

Launch Date(s)

FSN New England - 1981
FSN Bay Area - 1990


Multi-platform content offerings: standard definition, high definition and online

Leaders in delivering unparalleled local coverage of hometown teams and award-winning, in-depth coverage of live local sports events - including the NHL, NBA, MLB, as well as exciting NCAA action.

Weeknights at 10:30 p.m., or immediately following the game, FSN has the fan favorite, "Best Damn Sports Show Period" with hosts Chris Rose and John Salley and a bunch of opinionated ex-jocks.

Public Affairs Initiatives

Rainbow Sports Networks' FSN affiliated regional sports networks in New England and San Francisco's Bay Area work in conjunction with local professional teams, cable affiliates, advertisers and other community partners to use sports and education as vehicles to help youth achieve personal, academic and athletic aspirations. FSN Bay Area initiatives include: Stay in School Challenge, Reading is Cool and Emerald Baseball Skills Clinic. FSN New England's initiatives include: FanCaster and in conjunction with Junior Achievement (JA), the Professional Achievement Spotlighting Sports (PASS) Program.

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