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Comcast SportsNet Washington
CSN logo
Launched April 1984 (as Home Team Sports)
April 4, 2001 (as Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic)
Network Comcast SportsNet
Owned by Comcast
Slogan Washington's Sports Leader
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Maryland
Eastern North Carolina
Washington, D.C.
South Central Pennsylvania
Eastern West Virginia
Formerly called Home Team Sports (1984-2001)
Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic (2001-2009)
Website CSN Washington
DirecTV 642 CSN Washington (SD/HD)
643 CSN Washington Plus (SD)
643-1 CSN Washington Plus (HD)
Dish Network 424 (SD)
374 (HD)
Available on select cable systems Check local listings for channels

Comcast SportsNet Washington (CSN Washington) is a regional sports network in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is owned by Comcast and is a member of the Comcast SportsNet.

It was founded in 1984 as Home Team Sports (HTS), one of the first regional sports networks. It was partly owned by CBS. Comcast acquired the network in early 2001 and rebranded it as Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic on April 4 of that year. In August 2009, the network was again rebranded as Comcast SportsNet Washington.

CSN Washington, along with its other Comcast SportsNet branded networks, was revamped with a new logo and graphics package on October 1, 2008.


Coverage area

CSN Washington serves Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.. It is also seen in parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and nationally on DirecTV.


CSN Washington televises most games of the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals, Major League Soccer's DC United, and Major League Lacrosse's Washington Bayhawks. CSN Washington also carries the NFL's Washington Redskins pregame and postgame shows. The network has rights to college games from the ACC and Colonial Athletic Association and coaches shows from Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Other programming includes Redskins Nation and is broadcast from Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, a talk show called Washington Post Live which airs on weekdays and SportsNite, a highlight show which airs three times each night. The late-night broadcast of SportsNite is replayed during the morning as SportsDay.



SportsNite Broadcast Team

  • Chick Hernandez
  • Kelli Johnson
  • Michael Jenkins
  • Russ Thaler (also digital correspondent for the network)
  • Brent Harris
  • Lisa Hillary
  • Carol Maloney
  • Chris Miller
  • Jill Sorenson
  • Dave Branch
  • Greg Toland (2009-present)

Redskins Nation

  • Larry Michael (radio play-by-play voice of the Washington Redskins)

Washington Post Live

  • Ivan Carter (2009-present)

Wizards Team

Capitals Team

D.C. United Team

  • Dave Johnson (also part of the SportsNite broadcast team)
  • Thomas Rongen

Former personalities

CSN Washington Plus

CSN Washington also has an overflow sports feed named CSN Washington Plus (CSN Washington+) that broadcasts select Wizards, Capitals, DC United, and ACC basketball games. It is only used when two games run simultaneously. CSN+ is carried by DirecTV and Dish Network and most cable companies in the region.

CSN Washington HD

CSN Washington also has a 1080i high-definition feed named Comcast SportsNet Washington HD. All home games and select road games of the Wizards, Capitals, and DC United are shown in HD, along with certain shows like Redskins Nation, Washington Post Live and SportsNite. CSN+ also has an HD feed.

FSN on Comcast SportsNet

CSN Washington carries FSN programming in lieu of an FSN affiliate. This offers the region access to a variety of college sports, notably ACC men's and women's basketball on Sundays, Pac-10 basketball on various nights, plus Big 12 and Pac-10 football on Saturdays during their respective seasons. They also air studio shows, such as The Best Damn Sports Show Period, and the FSN Final Score. This arrangement is to secure national coverage for its collegiate lineup of games.


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