The Chicago Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet have announced that Comcast SportsNet will televise their first home game of the season on Sunday, November 11 when the Blackhawks play host to the archrival Detroit Red Wings at 6:00 p.m.
The November 11 game will be the first in a series of home games to be broadcast live and in high-definition on Comcast SportsNet. The full schedule will be released next week with additional home games airing throughout the remainder of the 2007-2008 season.
“It’s time to share the energy and excitement of the Blackhawks with all of our fans,” said Blackhawks Chairman W. Rockwell “Rocky” Wirtz. “We are entering a new era and putting home games back on TV is the first step to supporting our great players and fans.”
The inaugural Blackhawks home game package telecast on Comcast SportsNet will be presented by the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers.
“We are very happy to be bringing home games to Blackhawk fans beginning November 11,” said James J. Corno, President of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “In addition to home games being presented in crystal-clear high-definition, we will deliver the experience of what it’s like to be at a Blackhawk game at the United Center with live, on-site coverage during the pre and post-game show, locker room access and player interviews, on-ice/in-game player access, along with a number of additional in-game elements fans will certainly appreciate.
With a big thanks to our advertising partner Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers, Chicago sports fans are in for a television experience like never before.”
The evening gets underway on Comcast SportsNet at 5:30 pm with “Chevy Blackhawks Pre-Game Live” featuring live reports from the United Center. The game will be immediately followed by post-game coverage including locker room interviews and head coach Denis Savard’s press conference on “Blackhawks Post Game Live.”
Those in attendance at the November 11 game will join the team and special guests in celebrating this season’s inaugural home telecast. Live music will be featured throughout the main concourse before and after the game and fans will enjoy period breaks throughout the night to mark the occasion with celebration.
The Blackhawks have beaten the Red Wings in both of their meetings this year: 4-3 on October 6 and 3-2 on October 12.
“Those who have been to a game this year have seen the great talent and non-stop excitement of our players,” Wirtz noted. “Whether watching the November 11 game in high-definition or in person, our fans will be in for an incredible experience.”