CSN Houston, which launched in October of last year, announced on Tuesday that they will broadcast a total of ten Spring Training games for the Houston Astros. CSN Houston is the exclusive broadcast home of not only the Astros, but their NBA counterpart Rockets.
The broadcasts will be presented in high definition and will include full pregame and postgame shows. This is a bigger jump from the two exhibition games featured last season. Below is the full list of Spring Training games that will be aired on CSN:
- Feb. 28 - vs. New York Yankees (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 1 - vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 7 - vs. Washington Nationals (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 8 - vs. Atlanta Braves (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 10 - vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 15 - vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 17 - vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 24 - vs. Miami Marlins (Noon, CT)
- Mar. 25 - vs. Washington Nationals (5 PM, CT)
- Mar. 29 - vs. Chicago Cubs, at Minute Maid Park (7 PM, CT)
The first nine games listed will take place at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida. The March 29 game against Chicago will be available on CSNH2, their secondary network.
According to the Houston Astros website, CSN Houston is available in both standard and high definition to all local cable and satellite providers and is carried by the following Houston-area outlets:
- Coastal Link, channels 31/131 in Brazoria County
- Comcast Cable, channels 39/639 in Houston
- Comcast Cable, channels 86/1688 in Monroe and Shreveport, Louisiana
- Comcast Cable, channels269/1687 in Little Rock, Arkanasa
- Consolidated Communications, channels 42/723 in Houston
- EnTouch, channels 73/473 in Houston
- Phonoscope, channels 35/293 in Houston
Fans with other TV services are told to contact IWantCSNHouston for the latest distribution developments and to their respective providers to add CSN to their channel lineup. Follow CSN Houston on Twitter for the latest news and information about their network.