COMCAST SPORTSNETS NFLPRESEASON COVERAGE BEGINS THIS WEEK SIX-GAME SCHEDULEOPENS WITH LIVE COVERAGE OF RAVENS AT EAGLES ON THURSDAY, REDSKINS VS. STEELERSON FRIDAY REDSKINS KICKOFF AND REDSKINS POSTGAMELIVE TO AIR SURROUNDING NETWORKS EXCLUSIVE HD COVERAGE OF REDSKINS GAMESBethesda, Md. (Aug. 10, 2011) Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regions leading source formultiplatform sports coverage, begins its coverage of the Washington Redskinsand Baltimore Ravens 2011 NFL preseason schedules this week. The networks six-gameschedule kicks-off with live coverage of the Ravens at Philadelphiaon Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Redskins vs. Pittsburgh on Friday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Thenetworks schedule of live Redskins preseason games, which air in highdefinition (HD) exclusively on Comcast SportsNet, also features games at Indianapolis on Aug. 19 (7 p.m.) and against Tampa Bayon Sept. 1 (7:30 p.m.) Ravens games against Kansas Cityon Aug. 19 and at Atlantaon Sept. 1 are scheduled to air as delayed broadcasts at approximately 11:30p.m. and 12 a.m., respectively, following the completion of Redskins coverage.The teams remaining preseason game, a head-to-head match-up in Baltimore on Aug. 25, willbe nationally-televised.Comcast SportsNets comprehensive NFL preseason game-daycoverage will include hour-long editions of Redskins Kickoff and RedskinsPostgame Live, which will air before and after all three of the networks liveRedskins games. Hosted by Chick Hernandez, the shows will feature analysts TrevorMatich and Brian Mitchell, with reporting from Kelli Johnson. In addition, livecoverage of the Ravens preseason opener on Thursday, Aug. 11, will besurrounded by half-hour pregame and postgame shows. Special game-day editionsof SportsNet Central will air for an hour before and after thenationally-televised Redskins-Ravens game on Aug. 25, beginning at 7 p.m., toprovide full coverage of both teams.Live coverageof the Redskins preseason games against Pittsburghon Aug. 12 and Tampa Bay on Sept. 1 will beled by veteran play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert, Joe Theismann, who willserve as analyst, and Rick Doc Walker, who will report from the sidelines.Mike Patrick will handle play-by-play duties when the Redskins travel to Indianapolis on Aug. 19, with Walker serving as analyst and Charles Mann assideline reporter. The Ravens on-air team features play-by-play announcerGerry Sandusky and analysts Stan White and Qadry Ismail.ComcastSportsNets expanded NFL coverage this preseason includes Training Camp Daily,the daily half-hour program that provides up-to-date Redskins and Ravens newsand information. The show airs weekdays at 6:30 p.m., with re-airs at 9:30 p.m.,through Aug. 26. Extensive football coverage is also featured on the networksfull line-up of daily news and entertainment shows, including Washington Post Live, SportsNet Central and RedskinsNation. ComcastSportsNet also provides daily coverage of the Redskins and Ravens trainingcamps on CSNwashington.com and CSNbaltimore.com. The networks stable of local reporters,led by Redskins Insider Ryan OHalloran, Redskins Blogger Rich Tandler and Ravens Insider John Eisenberg,supply extensive team content throughout the preseason.Comcast SportsNet 2011 NFL Preseason Coverage:Thursday, Aug. 11Ravens Kickoff: 7:00p.m.Ravens at Eagles: 7:30 p.m. Ravens Postgame Live: 10:30p.m. Friday, Aug. 12Redskins Kickoff: 6:30p.m.Redskins vs. Steelers: 7:30 p.m. Redskins Postgame Live: 10:30p.m. Friday, Aug. 19Redskins Kickoff: 6:00p.m.Redskins at Colts: 7:00 p.m. Redskins Postgame Live: 10:00p.m. Ravens vs. Chiefs: 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25SportsNet Central: NFL Special Edition: 7:00p.m.SportsNet Central: NFL Special Edition: 11:00p.m.Thursday, Sept. 1Redskins Kickoff: 6:30p.m.Redskins vs. Buccaneers: 7:30 p.m. Redskins Postgame Live: 10:30p.m. Ravens at Falcons: 12:00 a.m.-Delayed broadcast.Times approximate and subject to change.