CSN Houston , a partnership between the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets and the NBC Sports Group, today announced that the network will air 10 live, high-definition Astros Spring Training games with full pre and postgame shows. Last season, just two Astros exhibition games were televised.


Astros Spring Training coverage on CSN Houston includes games against 10 different opponents from both the American and National Leagues. Nine of the 10 televised games will be played in Kissimmee, Florida, at Osceola County Stadium while one will be the Mar. 29 exhibition game at Minute Maid Park vs. the Chicago Cubs.


The first 2013 telecast will be on Thursday, Feb. 28 vs. the New York Yankees (Noon CT). CSN Houston will also debut a new edition of Astros Field Pass, the team’s monthly magazine show, on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. CT.


Astros Spring Training Games on CSN Houston

Date Opponent Outlet Time (CT)

Thursday, Feb. 28 New York Yankees CSN noon

Friday, March 1 St. Louis Cardinals CSN noon

Thursday, March 7 Washington Nationals CSN noon

Friday, March 8 Atlanta Braves CSN noon

Sunday, March 10 Philadelphia Phillies CSN noon

Friday, March 15 Pittsburgh Pirates CSN noon

Sunday, March 17 Toronto Blue Jays CSN noon

Sunday, March 24 Miami Marlins CSN noon

Monday, March 25 Washington Nationals CSN 5 p.m.

Friday, March 29 Chicago Cubs CSNH2* 7 p.m.

*Aired on CSN secondary network


CSN Houston is available in both standard and high definition to all local cable, satellite and telco TV providers and today is carried by:


• Coastal Link (channels 31/131 in Brazoria County, Texas).

• Comcast Cable (channels 39/639 in the Houston area; 86/1688 in Houma, La Place, Monroe and Shreveport, LA;

269/1687 in Little Rock, AR).

• Consolidated Communications (channels 42/723 in the Houston area).

• EnTouch (channels 73/473 in the Houston area).

• Phonoscope (channels 35/293 in the Houston area).


Fans with other TV services should visit IWantCSNHouston.com for the latest distribution developments and to tell their cable, satellite or telco TV provider to add CSN to their channel lineup. Follow CSN Houston on Twitter: @CSNHouston for the latest news and information about the network.