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By Ray Frager | March 12, 1991
Home Team Sports viewers eagerly awaiting a look at Jim Palmer yesterday afternoon got just that -- but not the one they wanted.Because of transmission problems, HTS didn't have a live picture of the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox exhibition game from Florida until 1:37 p.m., roughly a half hour after the game started. When the live picture came on, Palmer was a few pitches away from completing his two innings of work.HTS was carrying the game to cover the return of Hall of Fame pitcher Palmer.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 4, 2001
Home Team Sports becomes Comcast SportsNet today, launching a channel that adds sports news coverage to continued telecasts of regional teams. Comcast SportsNet will televise two nightly sports news programs, beginning with "SpotLIGHT," an hourlong show at 6 tonight that originates from Camden Yards. After the Orioles-Boston Red Sox game, the channel will air a post-game show that includes managers' news conferences, locker-room interviews and analysis. Comcast SportsNet's second news program, "SportsNITE," airs immediately after the Orioles post-game show.
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SPORTS
May 14, 1991
Lord Stanley outranks Queen Elizabeth II -- at least on Home Team Sports.HTS was scheduled to telecast tomorrow night's Baltimore Orioles-California Angels game, which will be attended by the Queen of England. But the Stanley Cup finals also begin tomorrow night, and HTS has been showing the playoffs, carried by SportsChannel America. So, yesterday HTS announced it will take hockey over baseball tomorrow. (HTS will substitute another Orioles game on June 2.)Channel 2, which was informed of HTS' decision by a reporter, is considering picking up the Orioles game, but may not be allowed to because of blackout restrictions that apply during Wednesday night ESPN major-league telecasts.
SPORTS
April 3, 2001
He said it "I've seen very few of those people come to spring training and see our club." Mike Hargrove, manager, on predictions that the Orioles will finish fourth or fifth in the American League East. The number 3 Steals yesterday off Pedro Martinez. Schedule 3 off 4 Boston 7:05 HTS 5 Boston 7:05 HTS 6 @Cle 7:05 HTS 7 @Cle 1:05 54,50 8 @Cle 1:05 54,50 9 Off * All games are broadcast on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTEM (980 AM)
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By Sandra McKee | September 11, 1992
Baltimore Spirit indoor soccer team and Home Team Sports are close to an agreement that will put the city's newest professional sports team on television for eight live telecasts."
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By MILTON KENT | March 6, 1995
ROCK HILL, S.C -- For the past nine weeks, Home Team Sports producer Joan O'Brien and director Tim Walbert have been cruising up and down Tobacco Road, bringing Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball into your homes. Admittedly, ACC women's basketball isn't the highest-profile HTC sport, even on the channel you cheer for, but O'Brien and Walbert have approached the game with the same intensity and professionalism that HTS has brought to its award-winning Orioles coverage."No, you don't have Alonzo Mourning against Shaquille O'Neal, but you do see better playmaking and some really talented athletes here.
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By MILTON KENT | September 20, 1996
Bill Brown, Home Team Sports' director of programming and executive producer, will leave the Bethesda-based channel to become senior producer at Fox Sports.Brown, an Emmy-award winning producer who has been with HTS since it went on the air in 1984, will take over the No. 2 production slot with Fox beginning next month."In my world of broadcasting, there are a handful of jobs that are unbelievable and this is one of them," Brown said. "I was given an offer that I could not turn down."Brown has risen steadily through the sports television ranks, starting his career with HTS general manager Jody Shapiro on the staff of "This Week in Baseball" in 1977 before going to CBS in 1981, where he was John Madden's first broadcast associate for three years.
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By MILTON KENT | July 14, 2000
An open letter to Comcast chairman Brian Roberts: Dear Mr. Roberts, Congratulations on buying Home Team Sports the other day. In case you didn't already know it, you picked up a pretty decent television property, and in this day and age, when people like sludge peddler, er, wrestling chief Vince McMahon, are pushing into the mainstream, there's something to be said for respectable. The thing is, not so long ago, HTS used to be more than pretty decent. It was something special, the envy of regional sports channels nationwide (and that includes those puffed-up New York stations like Madison Square Garden and Fox Sports New York)
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By RAY FRAGER | February 28, 1992
Jim Palmer might be on his way to becoming the next Phil Donahue -- are you there, caller? -- but he's not getting out of baseball.Home Team Sports has added Palmer to its announcing team. Palmer, bounced from Channel 2's telecasts for financial reasons, will work about 25 of HTS' 90 Orioles games, principally as a second analyst with former Orioles teammate John Lowenstein, though sometimes filling in on play-by-play for Mel Proctor."Not that I wouldn't have liked to continue at WMAR, but HTS does do a terrific job," Palmer said yesterday.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 10, 1997
Home Team Sports will carry 85 regular-season and five preseason Orioles games in 1997, according to a schedule released yesterday.The regional channel will telecast 46 Orioles home games and 39 road contests in the regular season -- seven more than last year.The team's 65-game broadcast schedule, split locally between Channels 13 and 54, will be announced later this week.(Orioles 1997 scheduleDate .. ..Opponent .. .. .. .. ...Time .. ..TVApril 1 .. ..K.C. .. . .. ... ....3: 05April 3 .. ..K.C.
BUSINESS
By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2001
David H. Nevins has left the public relations firm he founded 16 years ago to become president of the Home Team Sports network, his company's largest client. Comcast Corp. recently purchased HTS with the intention of beefing up its programming lineup to include more news and talk shows. "Every once in a while an opportunity comes along that falls into the category of once in a lifetime," he said yesterday. "Our clients love us and we love them, but having said that, Comcast ... came to me with an opportunity that seemed just incredibly intriguing."
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By MILTON KENT | November 3, 2000
Now that the 2000 baseball season is in the books, it's time to start thinking about the most important issues for the coming Orioles campaign, like whether the club re-signs Mike Mussina, who replaces him in the rotation if they don't and where the games will air. Obviously, the third idea is not nearly as critical as the first two, but the availability of Orioles games on local broadcast television is an important one, especially since the rights are...
SPORTS
August 17, 2000
The University of Maryland has announced its 2000-01 men's basketball schedule, complete with its annual 16 Atlantic Coast Conference games and 13 matchups with non-league opponents. The Terps, ranked No. 4 and No. 6 in June polls by CBS Sportsline and FoxSports.com, respectively, have 14 preseason Top 40 schools on their schedule. Maryland is scheduled to play at least seven games on ESPN or ESPN2 and at least 11 on national television. The Terps' first ABC game of the season will be Jan. 21 at North Carolina State.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | July 14, 2000
An open letter to Comcast chairman Brian Roberts: Dear Mr. Roberts, Congratulations on buying Home Team Sports the other day. In case you didn't already know it, you picked up a pretty decent television property, and in this day and age, when people like sludge peddler, er, wrestling chief Vince McMahon, are pushing into the mainstream, there's something to be said for respectable. The thing is, not so long ago, HTS used to be more than pretty decent. It was something special, the envy of regional sports channels nationwide (and that includes those puffed-up New York stations like Madison Square Garden and Fox Sports New York)
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN SPORTS MEDIA CRITIC | July 12, 2000
In the short term, Comcast's purchase of Home Team Sports is likely to mean little to local sports viewers. Orioles, Washington Wizards and Capitals games will still air on the channel, most likely with the same announcers and production staffs. Over the long haul, however, the HTS sale may position Comcast, the nation's third-largest cable carrier, as a dominant player in sports in the Baltimore-Washington corridor on both the distribution and programming side. HTS is currently available to 4.9 million homes in a region that extends from North Carolina to southern Pennsylvania.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
Comcast Corp., the dominant cable television provider in the Baltimore-Washington area, extended its reach yesterday by agreeing to buy a majority interest in cable channel Home Team Sports from programming giant Viacom Inc. The deal comes on the heels of a Comcast sports venture's purchase in June of three minor-league baseball teams in Maryland. Publicly held Comcast, the nation's third-largest cable company, with 8.2 million customers, declined to disclose terms of the HTS deal, but an executive who asked not to be identified said its value was about $150 million.
SPORTS
August 21, 1991
The Washington Capitals announced yesterday that Home Team Sports will be broadcasting 34 regular-season home games, and WDCA-TV (Channel 20) will be televising 20 away games in the 1991-92 National Hockey League season.This is WDCA's 15th year of Capitals coverage, and HTS will be showing the team for the eighth year.HTS will also cover any home playoff games, and WDCA will broadcast away postseason games.Returning on both networks will be play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer, analyst Craig Laughlin and studio host Al Koken.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | July 12, 2000
Comcast Corp., the dominant cable television provider in the Baltimore-Washington area, extended its reach yesterday by agreeing to buy a majority interest in cable channel Home Team Sports from programming giant Viacom Inc. The deal comes on the heels of a Comcast sports venture's purchase in June of three minor-league baseball teams in Maryland. Publicly held Comcast, the nation's third-largest cable company, with 8.2 million customers, declined to disclose terms of the HTS deal, but an executive who asked not to be identified said its value was about $150 million.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 21, 2000
Within the past few weeks, Scott Wagner has received e-mail from fight fans as far apart as Bellingham, Wash., and Key West, Fla., praising the lively competition on his "Ballroom Boxing" shows and seeking T-shirts and memorabilia from the intimate setting of Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. Wagner, who will hold his 30th show tomorrow to close this year's calendar, estimates the audience watching his taped telecasts has grown to a potential 14 million households stretching across the East Coast, with satellite dishes making the show available to another 12 million homes across the country.
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By Milton Kent | May 12, 2000
Like a lot of Baltimoreans, past and present, Kenny Albert got his introduction to horse racing at the Pimlico infield on Preakness Day, though it would be a stretch to say that he learned a lot from those experiences. "I have a couple of friends who would talk me into going to the Preakness, and we had a lot of fun, though I don't think I learned very much," Albert said with a laugh the other day. But Albert must have picked up enough from osmosis to warrant getting a shot at being host of Fox's coverage of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Champions Series, which will bring him back to the area for coverage of tomorrow's Pimlico Special (Channel45, 5p.m.
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