Television: Newsmakers April 8, 2010

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For 2nd year, Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and Detroit Tigers to deliver Tigers games On Demand

Back by popular demand, Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit, and the Detroit Tigers today announced that they will continue to offer FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand during the 2010 baseball season, bringing Tigers fans throughout Michigan unprecedented access to their hometown team for the second year in a row.

Tigers On Demand, available at no additional cost to Comcast digital cable customers, provides fans with around-the-clock access to the most recent game telecasts from FOX Sports Detroit in their entirety right in the comfort of their own homes and on their own televisions. The game broadcasts will be available On Demand beginning two hours after the end of each contest and can be paused, rewound or fast-forwarded.

"With the re-launch of Tigers On Demand, we are once again bringing our customers across Michigan access to Tigers baseball whenever they want it," said Tom Coughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast's Michigan Region. "Whether it's offering Tigers games in High Definition or using Comcast's two-way advanced fiber-optic network to deliver On Demand content, we are committed to keeping our customers at the forefront of innovative TV technology, while delivering the best in local sports programming."

Included on Tigers On Demand are episodes of the FOX Sports Detroit Tigers pre-game show Tigers Live, Detroit Tigers Weekly and Your Tiger Ticket, a Comcast-exclusive 30-minute program focused on behind-the-scenes stories about the Tigers organization. The Tigers 2010 season preview and two classic Tigers games, including the inaugural game at Comerica Park and Justin Verlander's no-hitter versus the Milwaukee Brewers, are also available. Comcast, FOX Sports Detroit and the Detroit Tigers will collaborate to bring customers additional On Demand content throughout the 2010 season.

"We are excited for the return of Tigers On Demand and the opportunity to give our fans more access to games, weekly shows and programming, thanks to our partners Comcast and FOX Sports Detroit," said Steve Harms, Tigers Vice President of Corporate Partnerships. "We are committed to adding value for our fans and this new feature brings them Tigers baseball 24-7."

With Tigers On Demand, fans can watch what they want, when they want it with the click of the remote control, pausing, fast-forwarding or rewinding to catch all their favorite moments or to deepen their knowledge about the team. The new programming can be easily accessed by selecting the "Get Local" category from the On Demand menu and then "FS Tigers."

Like the overwhelming majority of Comcast's more than 17,000 On Demand programs available each month, FOX Sports Detroit: Tigers On Demand comes at no additional cost to Comcast digital cable customers. Since On Demand launched in 2003, Comcast customers have watched more than 14 billion programs.

 

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