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Comcast SportsNet Houston to provide extensive coverage from Oklahoma City Boathouse District

Regional network will carry many of the district's major events
by Mel Bracht Published: May 28, 2013

Comcast Sports Net Houston (CSN) has announced a partnership with the Oklahoma City Boathouse District, an area emerging as one of the world's premier sites for rowing and canoe/kayak. The Boathouse District, on the Oklahoma River, is home to a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, where Olympic hopefuls in rowing and canoe/kayak train at the OKC National High Performance Center.

CSN, a partnership among the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and NBC Sports Group, has been slow getting off the ground and is not carried by any of the satellite providers. The network will become the TV home of Oklahoma River sports, with the most in-depth coverage of the largest number of rowing/canoeing/kayaking events in the region, according to a CSN release. CSN's coverage will include reports, highlights and interview segments from many of the top events on “SportsTalk Live” and “SportsNet Central.”

“The facilities of Oklahoma City's Boathouse District are very impressive, providing a world-class home for river sport events and competitors from across the region,” said Janice Schmader, CSN director of programming in a news release.

Upcoming events include the USA Canoe/Kayak National Championships on Aug. 8-11 and Oklahoma Regatta Festival Oct. 2-6.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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