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Chicago Sports Network broadcasts games of the Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox

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

The Chicago Sports Network (CHSN) announced Monday that it will launch on multiple platforms in October. The network said it will broadcast more than 300 live Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox games annually, including pre- and post-game coverage, and feature multi-sport programming 24/7.

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

CHSN will begin broadcasting Blackhawks and Bulls preseason games in October and will begin showing White Sox games in 2025. The remaining White Sox games in 2024 will continue to air on NBC Sports Chicago.

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

The broadcaster said it has agreements with traditional cable providers and streaming services at launch and that the program will be available free of charge via terrestrial transmission.

“When we set out to design the network, we began and ended every discussion with the simple question: What is best for our fans?” said Jason Coyle, who was named president of the network after more than 20 years in senior roles in the sports media industry in Chicago. “What is the best approach to distribution? 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 teams' partner, Standard Media, based in Nashville, Tennessee, owns four media stations from Rhode Island to Nebraska.

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