The Blazers released the TV broadcast schedule for the 2013-2014 season, in which every game will be televised.
This season, 78 games will be televised locally. 60 of the games will be aired on Comcast SportsNet (CSN), and the other 18 will air on KGW NewsChannel 8. The other four games will air on TNT nationally. ESPN will air two Blazers games nationally, both of which will be simulcasted on CSN.
The press release, seen below, also highlights the crew CSN will bring back for this season of Blazers basketball.
PORTLAND, Ore. (August 29, 2013) – The Portland Trail Blazers have announced that all 82 regular season games will be broadcast in high definition, highlighted by a 78-game local broadcast schedule.
The Trail Blazers will air 60 games on Comcast SportsNet (CSN) and 18 contests on KGW NewsChannel 8. The remaining four games will air exclusively on TNT. In addition, two games are scheduled to be simulcast nationally on ESPN and locally on CSN.
Mike Barrett enters his 15th season on the Trail Blazers broadcast team and his 11th season handling television play-by-play duties. For the ninth straight year, Barrett will be joined on the broadcast by color analyst Mike Rice, who begins his 24th season overall behind the microphone for the Trail Blazers.
Adam Bjaranson, in his fourth season, and Michael Holton, who begins his seventh season, will anchor Trail Blazers pregame and halftime coverage. For the second season, the Toyota Pre-Game Show and McDonald’s Halftime Show will be shot live from the 100-level concourse of the Moda Center.
On Aug. 15, Charter Communications and CSNNW announced the completion of a distribution agreement to launch CSNNW to Charter customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. As a result, Trail Blazers games and other sports programming will be available to Charter customers, including regions in Southern Oregon and the Oregon Coast, with Expanded Basic Digital service beginning Sept. 17.
Three new Partial Season Ticket Plans are on sale now featuring the Big Game Pack, Weekend Pack and Rivals Pack. These eight and 12-game plans are the best way to secure seats to all the biggest games now prior to individual tickets going on sale in late September. Call 503-797-9600 or visit trailblazers.com for more information.
The complete TV broadcast schedule is shown here.
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Until next time,