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12/10/2007 2:23 PM ET
San Francisco Giants, FSN Bay Area announce long-term rights extension
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants and FSN Bay Area today announced an agreement for a long-term extension of their rights agreement and media partnership. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We are excited to deepen our relationship with FSN Bay Area, one of the signature regional sports networks in the country," said Giants Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Larry Baer. "The extension of our partnership will enable us to deliver enhanced and expanded Giants television programming to area sports fans throughout the year."

"We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the Giants for the long term because they are such an important part of local sports culture," said Ted Griggs, vice president and acting general manager of FSN Bay Area. "This partnership will enable us to create new, innovative sports programming, more HDTV coverage and the best possible viewing experience for Bay Area sports fans. Our commitment will not only include the Giants but also extend to our other core teams - the A's, Warriors, Sharks, and SaberCats."

About the San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants of the National League is one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball. Boasting a 125-year history, the team moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958 playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park before moving into their current home at AT&T Park in 2000. Since opening its gates in 2000, AT&T Park has become internationally renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 25.4 million spectators have witnessed a trio of playoff appearances, the 2002 World Series and a bevy of magical moments. AT&T Park has also played host to some of music's biggest acts, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Green Day. AT&T Park was the center of the baseball universe in 2007 when it hosted the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In 2008, the Giants and AT&T Park will celebrate the Giants 50th year in San Francisco.

About FSN Bay Area
FSN Bay Area reaches nearly 4 million households in Northern California and Northern Nevada. FSN Bay Area's programming includes Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants baseball, Golden State Warriors basketball, San Jose Sharks hockey, and San Jose SaberCats football, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, and The FSN Final Score. FSN Bay Area is operated by Comcast SportsNet. Visit www.fsnbayarea.com for more information.

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