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CSN Houston to televise 10 Astros exhibition games in 2013

Represents Increase of Eight Games Compared to 2012

HOUSTON, TX - CSN Houston , a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the NBC Sports Group, today announced that the network will air 10 live, high-definition Astros Spring Training games with full pre and postgame shows. Last season, just two Astros exhibition games were televised.

Astros Spring Training coverage on CSN Houston includes games against 10 different opponents from both the American and National Leagues. Nine of the 10 televised games will be played in Kissimmee, Florida, at Osceola County Stadium while one will be the Mar. 29 exhibition game at Minute Maid Park vs. the Chicago Cubs.

The first 2013 telecast will be on Thursday, Feb. 28 vs. the New York Yankees (Noon CT). CSN Houston will also debut a new edition of Astros Field Pass, the team's monthly magazine show, on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. CT.

Astros Spring Training Games on CSN Houston

Date                                          Opponent                           Outlet                     Time (CT)

Thursday, Feb. 28                     New York Yankees              CSN                          noon

Friday, March 1                        St. Louis Cardinals              CSN                          noon

Thursday, March 7                   Washington Nationals          CSN                          noon

Friday, March 8                         Atlanta Braves                     CSN                         noon

Sunday, March 10                     Philadelphia Phillies             CSN                        noon

Friday, March 15                       Pittsburgh Pirates                 CSN                         noon

Sunday, March 17                      Toronto Blue Jays                CSN                         noon

Sunday, March 24                      Miami Marlins                     CSN                         noon

Monday, March 25                     Washington Nationals          CSN                        5 p.m.

Friday, March 29                         Chicago Cubs                      CSNH2*                 7 p.m.

*Aired on CSN secondary network

CSN Houston is available in both standard and high definition to all local cable, satellite and telco TV providers and today is carried by:

•              Coastal Link (channels 31/131 in Brazoria County, Texas).

•              Comcast Cable (channels 39/639 in the Houston area; 86/1688 in Houma, La Place, Monroe and Shreveport, LA; 

                269/1687 in Little Rock, AR).

•              Consolidated Communications (channels 42/723 in the Houston area).

•              EnTouch (channels 73/473 in the Houston area).

•              Phonoscope (channels 35/293 in the Houston area).

Fans with other TV services should visit for the latest distribution developments and to tell their cable, satellite or telco TV provider to add CSN to their channel lineup. Follow CSN Houston on Twitter: @CSNHouston for the latest news and information about the network.

CSN Houston is a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and the NBC Sports Group, and is the new television home of the Astros, Dynamo, and Rockets. The network, which launched on October 1, 2012, is available in both standard and high definition to all local cable, satellite and telco TV providers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Broadcasts originate from a state-of-the-art, street-level studio in the Houston Pavilions. CSN Houston takes fans deeper inside the teams they love with comprehensive Astros and Rockets coverage as well as news and talk programming that matters to local viewers. The network is also the home to major college, high school and professional sports coverage from around the region.

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 13 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Houston, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, CSS and SNY. NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation's largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see

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