NHL issues exclusive statement on Chicago Blackhawks' recent breaking news

June 6, 2024  (12:47)

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NHL issues statement online regarding news of Chicago sports teams

The Chicago Sports Network, CHSN, will launch in October across multiple platforms with plans to deliver the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox games to the widest audience possible. CHSN will deliver more than 300 live Blackhawks, Bulls and Sox games annually, along with first-class pre-and-post game coverage, and 24/7 multisport programming.

They also touched base on the location of studios and more:
CHSN will broadcast from highly visible production studios located in both Chicago's United Center and Guaranteed Rate Field. The network will launch in October with Blackhawks and Bulls preseason games. The first CHSN White Sox game will be broadcast in 2025. All remaining 2024 White Sox games will continue to be broadcast on NBC Sports Chicago. CHSN is a joint venture among the three teams and Standard Media and will reach a widely expanded Midwest footprint, including most of Illinois, and parts of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin, pending league approvals. The network will launch with agreements in place with traditional cable providers, streaming services and be available via free, over-the-air broadcast.

Jason Coyle, a lead director, issued a statement on it:
«As 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 has been named president of the network after serving in Chicago-based sports media leadership roles for more than 20 years, most recently as president of Stadium. «What is the best approach to distribution? How can we push the limits 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.»

Their partner, Standard Media, who owns four media stations will include Chicago Sports Network in their newest station:
The teams' partner, Standard Media, owns four media stations, from Rhode Island to Nebraska. Based in Nashville, its leaders have decades of experience negotiating distribution deals with cable and streaming services. The network is in the midst of building out its staff and has begun hiring. It will have continued announcements through the summer as distribution and other agreements are finalized. Updates will also be shared at CHSN.com.

Source: NHL.com
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