Phillies returning to myphl17

Forty-five Phillies games this season will be televised on myphl17, the team and station announced today.

The team and station have a 3-year contract. Three spring training games also will be on Channel 17 in 2009.

The majority of games remain on Comcast SportsNet. Last season, Comcast SportsNet carried the majority of the games, followed by CW-57.

It is the third time the Phillies will be on Channel 17, after stints from 1971 to ’82, and from 1993 to ’98.

To read about the Phillies' red-carpet premiere of the World Series DVD, click here.