The team announced today that all 2009-10 games will be broadcast in HD which means that all Comcast subscribers will rejoice and spray champagne all over themselves for the next couple of months leading up to the game 1 against Houston. For those of you without Comcast...I'm sorry. At least you get 15 games on KGW (channel 8) and another 7 on ESPN or TNT in HD! (Gotta stay positive right?)
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Trail Blazers revealed plans to broadcast all 2009-10 games in high definition, highlighting the 75-game local broadcast schedule announced by the team today.
The Trail Blazers will air 60 games on Comcast SportsNet Northwest (CSNNW) and 15 on KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8. All KGW games will also be broadcast throughout the state on the Trail Blazers Television Network.
The seven games not included in the local schedule will air exclusively with NBA broadcast partners TNT and ABC, ensuring that all 82 games are slated to be televised.
The Trail Blazers have increased the number of high definition broadcasts each season, up from 40 last season, 34 in 2007-08 and 10 in 2006-07.
Mike Barrett, a 10-year veteran of the Trail Blazers broadcast team, enters his seventh season handling television play-by-play duties. For the fifth straight season, he will be joined on the broadcast by color analyst Mike Rice, who begins his 20th overall season behind the microphone for the Trail Blazers. Sideline reporter Rebecca Haarlow returns for a third season.
Studio analyst Michael Holton also returns for a third season, providing pregame, halftime and postgame insight. He will be joined in-studio by Bob Akamian and a rotating cast of Trail Blazers personalities.
All Trail Blazers preseason and regular season games will be broadcast on KXTG 95.5 FM “The Game” and to 22 other affiliates on the Trail Blazers radio network. Play-by-play voice Brian Wheeler (12th season), analyst Antonio Harvey (fifth season) both return, as does sideline reporter Jay Allen, who will host the pre-game show and provide post-game interviews from the locker room.
OCTOBER Tuesday Oct. 27 Houston 7:00 p.m. KGW Thursday Oct. 29 Denver 7:30 p.m. TNT Saturday Oct. 31 at Houston 5:30 p.m. CSN NOVEMBER Sunday Nov. 1 at Oklahoma City 4:00 p.m. CSN Tuesday Nov. 3 Atlanta 7:00 p.m. CSN Friday Nov. 6 San Antonio 7:30 p.m. ESPN/KGW Sunday Nov. 8 Minnesota 6:00 p.m. CSN Tuesday Nov. 10 at Memphis 5:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Nov. 11 at Minnesota 5:00 p.m. CSN Friday Nov. 13 at New Orleans 5:00 p.m. CSN Saturday Nov. 14 at Charlotte 4:00 p.m. CSN Monday Nov. 16 at Atlanta 4:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Nov. 18 Detroit 7:00 p.m. CSN Friday Nov. 20 at Golden State 7:30 p.m. KGW Saturday Nov. 21 Minnesota 7:00 p.m. CSN Monday Nov. 23 Chicago 7:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Nov. 25 New Jersey 7:00 p.m. CSN Friday Nov. 27 Memphis 7:00 p.m. CSN Saturday Nov. 28 at Utah 6:00 p.m. KGW DECEMBER Tuesday Dec. 1 Miami 7:00 p.m. KGW Saturday Dec. 5 Houston 7:00 p.m. CSN Monday Dec. 7 at New York 4:30 p.m. CSN Wednesday Dec. 9 at Indiana 4:00 p.m. CSN Friday Dec. 11 at Cleveland 5:00 p.m. ESPN/ CSN Saturday Dec. 12 at Milwaukee 5:30 p.m. CSN Tuesday Dec. 15 Sacramento 7:00 p.m. KGW Thursday Dec. 17 Phoenix 7:30 p.m. TNT Saturday Dec. 19 at Orlando 4:00 p.m. CSN Sunday Dec. 20 at Miami 3:00 p.m. CSN Tuesday Dec. 22 at Dallas 5:30 p.m. CSN Wednesday Dec. 23 at San Antonio 5:30 p.m. CSN Friday Dec. 25 Denver 7:30 p.m. ESPN/KGW Monday Dec. 28 Philadelphia 7:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Dec. 30 L.A. Clippers 7:00 p.m. CSN JANUARY Saturday Jan. 2 Golden State 7:00 p.m. CSN Monday Jan. 4 at L.A. Clippers 7:30 p.m. CSN Tuesday Jan. 5 Memphis 7:00 p.m. CSN Friday Jan. 8 L.A. Lakers 7:00 p.m. CSN Sunday Jan. 10 Cleveland 6:00 p.m. ESPN/KGW Wednesday Jan. 13 Milwaukee 7:00 p.m. CSN Friday Jan. 15 Orlando 7:30 p.m. ESPN/KGW Monday Jan. 18 at Washington 10:00 a.m. CSN Wednesday Jan. 20 at Philadelphia 4:00 p.m. CSN Friday Jan. 22 at Boston 4:30 p.m. CSN Saturday Jan. 23 at Detroit 4:30 p.m. CSN Monday Jan. 25 New Orleans 7:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Jan. 27 Utah 7:00 p.m. CSN Friday Jan. 29 at Houston 5:30 p.m. CSN Saturday Jan. 30 at Dallas 6:00 p.m. CSN FEBRUARY Monday Feb. 1 Charlotte 7:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Feb. 3 at Utah 7:30 p.m. ESPN/KGW Thursday Feb. 4 San Antonio 7:30 p.m. TNT Saturday Feb. 6 L.A. Lakers 7:00 p.m. KGW Tuesday Feb. 9 Oklahoma City 7:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Feb. 10 at Phoenix 6:00 p.m. CSN Tuesday Feb. 16 L.A. Clippers 7:00 p.m. CSN Friday Feb. 19 Boston 7:30 p.m. ESPN/ CSN Sunday Feb. 21 Utah 7:30 p.m. ESPN/CSN Tuesday Feb. 23 at New Jersey 4:30 p.m. CSN Wednesday Feb. 24 at Toronto 4:00 p.m. CSN Friday Feb. 26 at Chicago 5:00 p.m. CSN Saturday Feb. 27 at Minnesota 5:00 p.m. CSN MARCH Monday Mar. 1 at Memphis 5:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Mar. 3 Indiana 7:00 p.m. CSN Sunday Mar. 7 at Denver 7:30 p.m. ESPN/ CSN Tuesday Mar. 9 Sacramento 7:00 p.m. CSN Thursday Mar. 11 at Golden State 7:30 p.m. TNT Friday Mar. 12 at Sacramento 7:00 p.m. KGW Sunday Mar. 14 Toronto 6:00 p.m. CSN Friday Mar. 19 Washington 7:00 p.m. CSN Sunday Mar. 21 at Phoenix 7:30 p.m. ESPN/ KGW Thursday Mar. 25 Dallas 7:30 p.m. TNT Saturday Mar. 27 at New Orleans 5:00 p.m. CSN Sunday Mar. 28 at Oklahoma City 4:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Mar. 31 New York 7:00 p.m. KGW APRIL Thursday Apr. 1 at Denver 7:30 p.m. TNT Saturday Apr. 3 at Sacramento 7:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Apr. 7 at L.A. Clippers 7:30 p.m. CSN Friday Apr. 9 Dallas 7:00 p.m. CSN Sunday Apr. 11 at L.A. Lakers 12:30 p.m. ABC Monday Apr. 12 Oklahoma City 7:00 p.m. CSN Wednesday Apr. 14 Golden State 7:30 p.m. KGW
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