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COMCAST-SPECTACOR'S NEW SPORTS NETWORK TAKING SHAPE
Published April 17, 1997
A "preliminary" plan for content on Comcast-Spectacor's new sports network that launches in October includes broadcasts of Flyers and Phillies games, according to Deni Kasrel of the PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL. Additional plans for the network, a joint venture with the Phillies, call for "extensive" news coverage, profile shows focusing on local athletes, team highlights and background magazine- type shows, as well as minor league games, college games and "extreme" sports. Network VP/Programming & Production Sam Schroeder said the network will also "pay attention" to lifestyle issues related to sports, such as nutrition and exercise. Women's sports will also "receive a fair amount of attention." Schroeder: "We're seeing more interest in sports by women in general, so we'll have shows catering to that audience" (PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL, 4/14 issue).