20 April, 2014

OvechKam Details

We’ve already told you the date for the OvechKam broadcast. Here’s the press release that provides more details:

Bethesda, MD (March 5, 2008) — Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the leader in local sports television, will unveil its latest innovation, the “OvechKam,” when the Capitals host the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, March 12.

This unique broadcast, which will be available on CSN+ and replayed on Comcast On Demand, will feature a dedicated view that follows Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin throughout the entire game, providing viewers with an unprecedented look at the most prolific player in the NHL today.

Ovechkin ranks first in the NHL in points, goals, points per game, and is tied for first in game winning goals, and the “OvechKam” will enable viewers to study the All-Star’s every move, his reactions and all of his goals, up close and personal. Ovechkin recently made history on March 3 netting his 50th goal of the season in the same game in which he recorded a hat trick, joining only Wayne Gretzky on that list.

Comcast SportsNet senior vice president and general manager Rebecca Schulte said, “Alex Ovechkin is the hottest thing on ice today, and as the home of the Caps, we’re pleased to debut this innovation so our viewers don’t miss a moment of the action.”

The CSN+ broadcast will use a split screen so viewers are able to watch the “OvechKam” and regular game broadcast simultaneously. Comcast SportsNet’s primary channel will air the Capitals-Flames live in high definition with the traditional full-game view.

This special CSN+ broadcast will be available to customers in the Comcast SportsNet viewing area on Comcast, Dish Network, Antietam Cable, Cox, OpenBand Multimedia and DirecTV. Immediately following the game, Comcast Digital Cable subscribers can experience “OvechKam” on Comcast On Demand. Viewers can check ComcastSportsNet.com to find the channel number for CSN+ on their local provider.


  1. pepper wrote:

    Guess there’s no way out-of-towners watching on Center Ice can see this. I have been grateful for an increased number of Caps games in HD though.

    5 March, 2008 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  2. NS2NOVA wrote:

    Do they put a blue halo around Ovie to make him easier to follow?

    5 March, 2008 at 11:49 pm | Permalink
  3. pepper wrote:

    Or when he skates real fast, perhaps we’ll see a comet trail him.

    6 March, 2008 at 5:42 am | Permalink
  4. Cheryl wrote:

    I live in Florida, so there will be no OvechKam for me. =(

    6 March, 2008 at 7:14 pm | Permalink
  5. “Maybe I shave,” said Ovechkin, who’s recently been sporting a scraggly beard. “It will be good. It will be fun to watch after the game what I do. A new experience for me. It will be interesting.”

    12 March, 2008 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

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