FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
CSN CHICAGO ANNNOUCES LIVE STREAMING OF CHICAGO CUBS AND WHITE SOX GAMES, PRE- AND POSTGAME SHOWS DURING THE 2017 MLB SEASON
LIVE CUBS/WHITE SOX GAMES, “CUBS/WHITE SOX PREGAME LIVE” AND “CUBS/WHITE SOX POSTGAME LIVE,” TO BE ACCESSIBLE ON THE NBC SPORTS APP AND VIA CSNCHICAGO.COM
LIVE STREAMING SERVICE TO BE MADE AVAILABLE ON PC’S/TABLETS/MOBILE DEVICES/CONNECTED TVs AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO CSN CHICAGO SUBSCRIBERS
Chicago, IL (January 19, 2017) – The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox will be available in more places and on more screens than ever before as CSN Chicago (CSN), the home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the north/southsiders, has announced that the network’s Cubs and White Sox games will be accessible live via CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports app to authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers beginning with the 2017 MLB season. In addition, CSN Chicago will also offer live streams of every edition of Cubs/White Sox Pregame Live and Postgame Live throughout the season.
Beginning with this year’s MLB regular season, the new live streaming offering will be available without any additional costs as an added value to participating providers of CSN Chicago and their subscribers. This initiative advances NBCUniversal’s implementation of “TV Everywhere,” which strives to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home, and on multiple platforms.
“We are thrilled to launch live streaming of our Chicago White Sox and Cubs telecasts beginning this MLB season,” said Phil Bedella, Vice President/General Manager of CSN Chicago. “With live streaming currently offered for our Bulls and Blackhawks telecasts, the addition of MLB streaming further illustrates our commitment to provide our viewers with the most in-depth and compelling Cubs and White Sox content in and out of the home and on any device.”
“We are very pleased that our partners at CSN will be able to provide fans with the opportunity to watch the White Sox anywhere,” added White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for fans to watch their White Sox, regardless of where they are or what they are doing. Sports fans deserve to see all the action all season long.”
“After such a historic season, we are thrilled Cubs fans will be able to stream games on their choice of device, either inside or outside the home,” said Crane Kenney, Cubs President, Business Operations. “This access has been years in the making for our fans, but the timing is awfully good given the excitement around the 2017 campaign.”
To access the video player, viewers can visit CSNChicago.com on their PC, or download the NBC Sports app. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox. Authenticated CSN Chicago subscribers will also have the ability to access live Cubs and White Sox coverage, even when traveling outside of their region, provided they are within the United States.
For a full list of carriers and more information about CSN Chicago’s live streaming service, viewers are urged to visit the following link: http://www.csnchicago.com/live-faq. CSN’s addition of Cubs and White Sox streaming follows the 2014 introduction of Chicago Bulls live NBA streaming, along with this past November’s introduction of Chicago Blackhawks live NHL streaming. NOTE: CSN Chicago will be announcing its complete 2017 Cubs and White Sox regular season schedules in the coming weeks.
CSN Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year. In addition, CSN delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as the Chicago Bears, along with numerous entertaining local sports discussion/social media-focused programs via In the Loop and SportsTalk Live. Through the network’s growing digital platform, CSNChicago.com, Chicago sports fans tap into the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online destination for breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, multimedia video clips, and standout coverage from CSNChicago.com’s team of “Insiders.” Follow the network on Twitter via @CSNChicago.
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