Connecticut Sports Network (CTSN) Game and Program Highlights for Week of July 13

Release Date: 07/07/2009

Connecticut Sports Network (CTSN), Connecticut’s first-ever 24-hour local sports network, is combining its cable and online resources to cover statewide high school and college sports. A combined effort of CPTV and WFSB-TV, CTSN is brought to viewers by the Comcast Corporation and is available on Comcast cable channels 185 and 187. The 2009 CIAC softball, baseball and lacrosse championships are brought to viewers by Comcast, DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding, and CT Lighting Centers. The 2009 CIAC basketball and ice hockey championships are brought to viewers by Comcast, Mohegan Sun, Connecticut Air National Guard and Connecticut Lighting Centers.

CTSN’s UConn Women’s Basketball Season in Review and Classics is sponsored by St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center. For the week of July 13 through July 17, CTSN’s program highlights include:

Monday, July 13

8 p.m. – CIAC Class M State High School Softball Championship – St. Joseph vs. Seymour

Tuesday, July 14

8 p.m. – CIAC Class S State High School Baseball Championship – Stafford vs. Notre Dame-Fairfield

Wednesday, July 15

8 p.m. – RoboNation: CT FIRST, an original Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) Media Lab program. The full length feature follows robotics teams as they prepare for and participate in the Connecticut FIRST Robotics Competition held recently at the Connecticut Convention Center. The teams —Birds of Prey, Paragon, R.A.G.E., and ÜberBots—exemplify the best of the FIRST competition, including team work, success, career development and a strong working relationship between the students and engineering mentors from United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Production funding for RoboNation: CT FIRST is made possible in part by Alstom Power.

Thursday, July 16

8 p.m. – CIAC Class M State High School Baseball Championship – New London vs. Ellington Friday, July 17 8 p.m. – CIAC Class S State High School Baseball Championship – Stafford vs. Notre Dame-Fairfield Get ready for basketball highlights on CTSN.

For complete program schedule information, visit www.ctsn.tv.

Connecticut Sports Network (CTSN) is Connecticut’s first-ever 24-hour local sports network, combining its cable and online resources to cover statewide high school and college sports. CTSN is a combined effort of WFSB and CPTV, and it is brought to viewers by the Comcast Corporation. WFSB-TV is owned and operated by Meredith Broadcasting. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. Meredith owns or operates 12 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of television households across the country and one radio station.

CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries, and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™, and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. For more information, visit www.cptv.org.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 24.4 million cable customers, 14.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 6.1 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. In Connecticut, Comcast serves more than 500,000 customers in 83 communities and employs more than 1,000 employees.

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