Network To Produce 14 Live Spring Training Games Kicking Off
Friday, March 4th At 1:10 p.m. With Mets-Marlins
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SNY Premieres New Daily Program "Mets Talk Live"
Monday, February 29th At 6:30 p.m.
SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and all things New York sports, today announced its comprehensive spring training coverage for the 2015 National League Champion New York Mets. SNY will provide exclusive daily coverage of the Mets in Port St. Lucie as the team prepares to defend its NL crown. Citi will be the presenting sponsor of SNY's Spring Training coverage.
As part of its coverage, SNY will produce 14 live telecasts during Spring Training, led by SNY's Emmy Award-winning broadcast team of Ron Darling, Keith Hernandez, and Gary Cohen. The trio will return for its 11th season, while Steve Gelbs will begin his second year as the network's full-time on-field reporter. The broadcast team will make its 2016 debut Friday, March 4th at 1:10 p.m. as the Mets host slugger Giancarlo Stanton and the division rival Miami Marlins in the network's broadcast opener. Coverage begins from Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie with SNY's Mets Preview Show at 12:30 p.m. Host Gary Apple will be joined by network analyst Nelson Figueroa and Steve Gelbs to preview the upcoming season and to set the stage for the day's spring training action.
SNY will also debut the all-new interactive daily show Mets Talk Live. The program will gather a panel of team insiders together in-studio to tackle recent club news and to recap the latest Mets performances featuring exclusive post-game sound and highlights. The program will also answer fans' burning questions submitted via social media and video message. Mets Talk Live will air daily at 6:30 p.m. beginning Monday, February 29th before moving to its regular timeslot at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 4th. Mets Talk Live joins SNY's daily entertainment programming lineup, delivering extensive coverage of the Mets in Port St. Lucie, which also includes Daily News Live at 5:00 p.m., Loud Mouths at 5:30 p.m., and GEICO SportsNite from 10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
The network's website - www.sny.tv - will provide the most comprehensive, exclusive online coverage of the Mets, as Metsblog.com, the premier Mets news source on the web, temporarily relocates its operation to Port St. Lucie for wall-to-wall spring training coverage. Some of the unique web enhancements that SNY.tv and Metsblog.com will feature throughout spring training include:
►Live chats and blogging - including exclusive video - updated throughout the day.
► Exclusive one-on-one interviews with players and coaches.
► Daily, in-depth video diaries and photo-blogs recapping the day's activities.
► Live chats from the team complex discussing that day's happenings