CSN Philadelphia brand deep-sixed, network name officially changes to NBC

Screen shot from ComcastSportsNet.Com. Comcast Corp. has regional sports networks covering such markets as California, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. The company has now rebranded the networks as NBC.

Recasting its cable sports networks under the NBC name, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and the other Comcast-owned regional sports network are rebranding themselves on Monday — in time for the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association seasons.

CSN Philly is now NBC Sports Philadelphia, and TCN will be NBC Sports Philadelphia+.

For Philadelphia fans, there will be no changes in content or TV channels, says the South Philadelphia network that airs the Flyers, Sixers and Phillies.

Other 24-hour Comcast-owned regional sports networks, in Chicago, Boston and Washington, are being similarly renamed. Comcast acquired NBCUniversal, which included the NBC broadcast-TV network, in 2011 and has consolidated its various sports networks under NBC over the last several years.