BravesCenter joins forces with Shanks, SportsCom

BravesCenter.Com is pleased to announce a content agreement with SportsCom Network, a regional sports television production company based out of Macon, Georgia.

SportsCom Network produces "The Braves Show," a weekly television program on the Atlanta Braves and its minor league farm system. "The Braves Show" is seen in almost 25 million homes every week around the southeast.

Bill Shanks, Host and Executive Producer of "The Braves Show," will join BravesCenter.com as a Senior Writer and Analyst and contribute regular columns, articles, and participate in regular chat sessions on the Braves organization. Shanks has covered the Atlanta Braves and its minor league farm system as a television reporter for the last ten years.

The content agreement includes written content from "The Braves Show" television program being posted on BravesCenter.com. Also, chat sessions with major league and minor league players will take place with viewers of the television program also able to email questions to the web site. Fans from the Internet site will also be invited to ask players questions, with the answers appearing on the television program and on BravesCenter.com.

"This multimedia agreement simply provides additional content to Braves fans," says Shanks. "Cross promotion is important. This will expose more fans of BravesCenter.com to the TV show and more fans of "The Braves Show" to the Internet site. Synergy between different media is extremely beneficial in that it provides outlets for fan interaction through additional discussion."

"The Braves Show" is in its third season. The program focuses on the Braves minor league system, along with featuring stories on the current Atlanta players who came up through the Braves farm system. The show airs weekly on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (3.8 million homes), Sunshine Network in Florida (6 million homes), and television stations in Myrtle Beach, Montgomery, Brunswick, Dalton, and Macon.

BravesCenter.com is the premiere source on the Internet for the latest in news and coverage from across the Braves organization offering exclusive incite from a staff of 10 Braves experts. Owned and managed by Kyle Hawkins, BravesCenter, a network site in TheInsiders.Com Network, is read by over twenty thousand people per day.

"Combining BravesCenter with The Braves Show allows for the creation of the most complete and thorough source for Braves news and information on the Internet," said Hawkins. "This is something you won't want to miss." he added.

"The Braves Show" is already the number one source for Braves minor league information on television," according to Shanks. "Braves fans know how important the minor leagues are to the success of the organization, so the content is important. This agreement will help make BravesCenter.com the preeminent site for minor league information on the Internet."

Shanks will also be frequently available for members of BravesCenter.com's message board to ask questions about the organization.

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