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Chicago Sports Network will broadcast Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox games

CHICAGO (AP) — A new network is launching with games from three Chicago professional teams, the Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox.

The Chicago Sports Network (CHSN) announced Monday that it will launch across multiple platforms in October. The network said it will broadcast more than 300 live Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox games annually, including pre- and postgame coverage and 24-hour multi-sport programming.

CHSN, a joint venture between the three teams and Standard Media, will broadcast from studios in both Chicago’s United Center and Guaranteed Rate Field.

CHSN will begin broadcasting Blackhawks and Bulls preseason games in October, with White Sox games beginning in 2025. The remainder of 2024 White Sox games will remain on NBC Sports Chicago.

Pending league approval, CHSN will reach most of Illinois, as well as parts of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The network said it will launch with agreements with traditional cable providers and streaming services and will be available via free-to-air broadcasts.

“When we started designing the network, we started and ended every discussion with the simple question: What is best for our fans?” said Jason Coyle, who has been named president of the network after more than two decades leading sports media in Chicago. “What is the best distribution approach? How can we push the boundaries of both in-game and studio production? We plan to serve our fans on as many platforms and in as many markets as our rights allow.”

The team’s partner, Nashville, Tennessee-based Standard Media, owns four media stations from Rhode Island to Nebraska.

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