Press Release - Ravens 2011 Television and Radio Programming

Both WBAL-TV (Baltimore) and WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) had the No. 1 prime-time programs in their respective markets with the Ravens' preseason football game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles this past Thursday evening (8/11). The Ravens-Eagles telecast was the most-watched show in Baltimore last week and the most-watched program in the D.C. market on Thursday night.

This season, game-day programming of the Ravens continues on WBAL-TV, WJLA-TV and WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, Pa.). On radio, Ravens games can be heard on Hearst Radio's WBAL 1090-AM and 98Rock WIYY-FM, with a network following of 14 affiliates, including WTOP/WFED in Washington, D.C.

Three of the Ravens' preseason TV broadcasts are carried on their flagship station WBAL-TV (NBC) on 8/11, 8/19 and 9/1. Telecasts will include both a half-hour pre-game and post-game program. The Ravens will play one nationally-broadcast game at home on 8/25 vs. the Washington Redskins, which will air on WJZ-TV (CBS) in Baltimore and ESPN nationally.

Both WBAL 1090-AM and 98Rock will produce three-hour pre-game and 2.5-hour post-game shows to complement each in-game broadcast.

Television Programming:The Ravens also announced that their television shows, produced internally by "RAVE-TV," will be widely seen in the Baltimore area, as well as in Washington, D.C. and other surrounding areas, both on WBAL Plus and Comcast SportsNet this season.

"This is great news," Ravens vice president of corporate sales and development Mark Burdett said. "We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to expand our partnership with WBAL-TV and to Comcast SportsNet, a significant partner and distribution channel throughout the entire Mid-Atlantic area. It's awesome that our shows will reach a core audience here in Baltimore and also include old and new fans that do not live in the immediate Baltimore area."

The Emmy-award winning RAVE-TV department produces five television shows starting the first week of the regular season. The lineup with scheduled airtimes is below:

Ravens Show Day Time Channel

*1 Winning Drive
*Monday 5 p.m., 12 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
7:30 p.m., 12 a.m. WBAL Plus
Tuesday 5 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
7:30 p.m. WBAL Plus

Ravens One-on-One
*Tuesday 12 a.m.
Comcast SportsNet
12 a.m. WBAL Plus

*Ravens Game Plan
*Wednesday 5 p.m., 12 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
7:30 p.m., 12 a.m. WBAL Plus

*Ravens Report
*Thursday 5 p.m., 12 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
7:30 p.m., 12 a.m. WBAL Plus

*Purple Passion
*Friday 5 p.m., 12 a.m. Comcast SportsNet
7:30 p.m., 12 a.m. WBAL Plus

In addition, all five shows will also be aired on Comcast SportsNet periodically during the prime-time period (7-11 p.m.) when the network does not have a live event scheduled. Program scheduling is yet to be determined.

*Since Ravens One-On-One is taped at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, the show cannot be aired at 5 p.m. on CSN or 7:30 p.m. on WBAL Plus. Instead, 1 Winning Drive will be re-aired in those Tuesday 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. timeslots.

(Please note: WBAL Plus can be found on Comcast Channel 208 and Verizon FiOS Channel 460.)

The renewal and expansion of the partnership between the Ravens and Comcast SportsNet, the "Official Sports Network of the Ravens," will also significantly increase its game-day coverage of the team under the new deal. Comcast SportsNet adds official pre-game and post-game shows and preseason games to its extensive lineup of team programming. The network will continue to deliver the Ravens' complete lineup of daily television shows, live coverage of head coach John Harbaugh's weekly press conferences and other team-related programming and online content throughout the season.

Beginning this season, Comcast SportsNet will be home to the Ravens' official pre-game and post-game shows. "Ravens Postgame Live," a comprehensive 90-minute post-game show, will air following all regular season and playoff games during the 2011 NFL season. In addition, Comcast SportsNet will air full pre-game coverage as "Ravens Kickoff" prior to select games, beginning with the regular-season opener against Pittsburgh on Sept. 11. These exclusive shows, which will feature the region's top analysts and insiders, will provide complete team-related news, analysis and interviews.

"We can reach all of our area fans through Comcast SportsNet, which has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding regional sports coverage," Ravens president Dick Cass said.

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