Comcast SportsNet, the television home of the Chicago Blackhawks GAME ON!: The Home Series, is planning a big night of special coverage on Sunday, November 11 for its first, live home game high-definition telecast of the season from the United Center as the Blackhawks host the rival Detroit Red Wings. This telecast is the first of seven high-definition home games scheduled this season presented by the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers.
Comcast SportsNet’s enhanced coverage begins at 5:30 PM with Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live. Face-off is set for 6:00 PM featuring Comcast SportsNet’s Blackhawks announcing tandem of Dan Kelly and Eddie Olczyk. The game will be immediately followed by an expanded post-game wrap-up on Crown Royal Blackhawks Post Game Live.
Note the following highlights for Comcast SportsNet’s first GAME ON!: The Home Series home game telecast this season:
- Game produced in full High-Definition format (1080i, 5.1 Dolby)
- TWELVE high-definition (HD) game cameras to be utilized during the game
- Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live and Crown Royal Blackhawks Post Game Live (hosted by Jim Blaney and Steve Konroyd) will take place LIVE from the United Center (no studio presence for this game)
- SportsNite’s Josh Mora will provide live reports between the Blackhawks-Red Wings benches during the game, along with pre-game player interviews from that location before the game
- Blackhawk player (TBD) to wear wireless microphone throughout the game
- In-game communication with Blackhawks assistant coach Ryan Stewart
- SportsNite’s Kerry Sayers interviews celebrities and VIPs in attendance during the pre-game show and throughout the game
- Complete fan experience coverage of all the evening’s festivities taking place at the United Center
- Live coverage of the National Anthem
- Live coverage of the United Center feed of Blackhawks introduction video “Hit the Ice”
- CSN intermission interview with Blackhawk player will also air simultaneously on the United Center’s Jumbotron screen for the very first time
- Live coverage of head coach Denis Savard’s post-game press coverage
- Live locker room interviews with Blackhawk players after the game
Comcast SportsNet’s next Blackhawks home game telecast takes place on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 PM as the Blackhawks host the Phoenix Coyotes.