FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO CARRY EXPANDED CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS OPENING NIGHT PREGAME COVERAGE LIVE FROM THE UNITED CENTER TOMORROW NIGHT!
Opening Night Red Carpet Event (5:00 PM CT) and “Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live” (6:00 PM CT) to air on CSN+ and available to authenticated subscribers on CSNChicago.com & via the NBC Sports Live Extra app
Chicago, IL (October 6, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, will be providing fans with TWO, hour-long pre-game specials in advance of the team’s 2015 Stanley Cup Championship Banner Raising Ceremony and home/season opener against the New York Rangers TOMORROW (Wednesday, October 7).
Beginning at 5:00 PM, Blackhawks fans can look forward to the team’s annual Opening Night Red Carpet Event, featuring introductions of Blackhawks players, coaches, and alumni, as they head into the United Center to prepare for the season opener. Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the Red Carpet Event will be hosted by Blackhawks Pre/Postgame Live’s Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd, along with Blackhawks Community Liaison Jamal Mayers, who will be interviewing players on the red carpet about the upcoming night’s festivities and game, along with details on their fashion choices for the evening.
Immediately following Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of the Red Carpet Event, fans can look forward to a one-hour, special United Center edition of Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live at 6:00 PM. The pregame show (to be hosted by Boyle/Konroyd/Mayers) will also feature the latest team and player news from Blackhawks beat reporter Luke Stuckmeyer and CSNChicago.com Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers. The one-hour pregame show will also include taped interviews with Blackhawks players, a recap of the 2015 Stanley Cup Championship season, a detailed look at all the new Blackhawks team members, along with a full preview of the upcoming NHL season.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Both the Red Carpet Event at 5:00 PM and Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live at 6:00 PM will air exclusively on CSN+. CSN+ is available in high-definition on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 201 in the Chicago area/South Bend, IN & on Comcast/Xfinity ch. 285 in the Peoria, Springfield, Rockford and Champaign markets, along with being made available in DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, RCN, and WOW! homes among others; viewers are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s CHANNEL FINDER for complete channel location details.
In addition, the Red Carpet Event and Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live will also be streamed live on CSNChicago.com and will be made available via the NBC Sports Live Extra app on tablets and smart phones. Authenticated Comcast SportsNet Chicago subscribers who reside within Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s regional viewing territory will have the ability to watch both shows live. The live streaming service is currently available to customers of Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Time Warner Cable and Charter among numerous other carriers. For a full list of carriers and more information about CSN Chicago’s live streaming service of Bulls games, viewers are urged to visit the following link: csnchicago.com/page/live-extra-faq.
On Thursday, October 8 at 2:00 PM, Comcast SportsNet will re-air the “NHL on NBC” telecast Blackhawks vs. Rangers opening night telecast, including the 2015 Stanley Cup Championship banner raising ceremony. Comcast SportsNet’s first regular season telecast of the 2015-16 NHL campaign will take place on Friday, October 9 (beginning at 6:00 PM with Chevy Blackhawks Pregame Live) as the Blackhawks travel to face the New York Islanders in their new home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Comcast SportsNet’s Pat Foley and Eddie Olczyk will have the face-off call at 6:30 PM, which will be followed by Blackhawks Postgame Live presented by HawkAuto.com (approx. 9:00 PM).
Comcast SportsNet 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 Emmy Award-winning regional sports news and analysis via SportsNet Central 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, blogs and standout coverage from CSNChicago.com’s team of “Insiders.” Follow the network on Twitter via @CSNChicago.
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