BOSTON, MA – May 19, 2000 – FOX Sports Net New England, a service of Rainbow Sports, will premiere the third telecast of its revolutionary broadband-driven Interactive Sportstalk TV show at 8:00 PM on Monday, May 22, 2000. This third installment of FOXWOODS GAMEFACE will give New England sports fans the chance to go face-to-face with legendary Red Sox shortstop, Rico Petrocelli. Fans will also have the opportunity to talk about the results of this weekend’s NBA lottery.
This weekly program will feature race highlights, interviews with racing personalities and behind-the-scenes features on racing across the Northeast. New England Dodge Motorsports Weekly will air every Friday night at 7:30PM and repeat on Saturday mornings at 11:30AM for 25 weeks.
Hosted by WEEI’S, Glenn Ordway, FOXWOODS GAMEFACE will feature in-studio appearances from Rico Petrocelli, Boston Herald sportswriter Steve Buckley and FOX Sports Net Celtics Play-by-Play man, Mike Gorman. As always, New England sports fans will have the opportunity to appear live from Livewave Outertainment Centers at Champions Sports Bar and Jillians’ Atlas Bar & Grill in downtown Boston, and from home web cams from across the region. Each live “web-cammer” image will appear on-screen, in a picture-in-picture format, with Ordway and his guests as they engage each other in discussion.
The May 22nd show is the third in a series of scheduled FOXWOODS GAMEFACE programs that incorporate exciting new programming options that leverage the growing broadband delivery infrastructure in New England. New England has more than 150,000 broadband customers, most of whom receive high speed Internet access from cable modems.
“FOXWOODS GAMEFACE continues to attract a number of viewers and participants,” said David Woodman, Senior Vice President, General Manager, FOX Sports Net. “Fans from across region have had the rare opportunity to interact live with high profile coaches, players and personalities. FOXWOODS GAMEFACE is only going to get bigger and better.”
Fans can submit their questions, or share their rants about their teams, by sending video file attachments or traditional e-mails for possible inclusion for the May 22nd show as well as upcoming specials by logging on to www.gamefacetv.com. Depending on software, video e-mails can be created as an executable file that can be double clicked or saved to disk to open. Files may also be sent with the following extensions: .mov, .avi and .mpeg.
FOX Sports Net is a service of National Sports Partners, a 50/50 joint venture between Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., and the FOX Entertainment Group. Equally owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and FOX Entertainment Group, FOX Sports Net now reaches more than 68 million homes nationwide.
Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc., has dedicated itself to “Home Team” fans for more than 20 years. Rainbow Sports incorporates all of Rainbow Media’s sports assets, including its 50 percent ownership of FOX Sports Net and FOX Sports National Advertising, majority ownership of the Madison Square Garden Properties, and the ownership and management of FOX Sports Net regional networks in six of the nation’s largest markets — Chicago, Florida, New England, New York, Ohio and San Francisco. MediaOne has a 50 percent interest in FOX Sports Net New England.
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