NEW YORK -- SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, today announced that the network will produce every New York Mets regular season game -- in 2008 and beyond -- in High Definition. Cablevision's IO Digital Cable will serve as the presenting HD sponsor for Mets in-game telecasts, as well as the network's pre- and postgame shows. SNY's HD programming roster now showcases an incredible array of dramatic sports programming including New York Mets games and other Mets programs and an extensive lineup of New York Jets programming, as well as the network's critically acclaimed sports news programs and original entertainment programming.
SNY also announced its 2008 Mets regular season telecast schedule, which features more than 120 exclusive games beginning on March 31 at 4 p.m. -- when the Mets take on the Florida Marlins. Calling the action all season long is SNY's Emmy nominated broadcast team, led by play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen and game analysts Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling. Ralph Kiner will also return to the broadcast booth as a contributing analyst. They are joined by Mets field reporter Kevin Burkhardt, who will provide in-game interviews with players, coaches and other personalities in attendance as part of the unique perspective he brings to the broadcast. The network will also add more production enhancements to its Emmy-nominated Mets broadcast coverage, including additional cameras to cover every angle and all the action like never before.
In addition, before and after every Mets telecast on SNY, viewers can look forward to the most comprehensive pre- and postgame shows as former New York Met and big-league Manager Lee Mazzilli again teams with host Matt Yallof to provide the keys to the game and break down all the action afterwards. Viewers will get to see all of Mets Manager Willie Randolph's postgame press conferences and all player interviews exclusively on SNY.
Bill Webb and Greg Picker return in their roles as director and producer, respectively, for all SNY produced Mets telecasts.
For the complete 2008 New York Mets regular season telecast schedule, click here.