Bulls/'Hawks/Sox to have new TV home this fall

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Now, how about getting some players on these teams who can actually win often and compete for titles? That would be nice to do, too!

It’s all well and good to have a new place to find games on the grand media landscape. Now, how about making these games watchable and a good use of our time?

And for the Sox, you Sox powers-that-be might want to get that new stadium site finalized so the Sox will still have a home in town.

Long-time Sox fans will remember that The Owner tried a new network media scheme back when he bought the franchise forty years ago... that failed horribly. At the time it was a disaster for the franchise and fans.

The Bulls and Hawks will always do fine drawing viewers. Both have a big locked-in fan base that any new venture can count on.

But the Sox have suffered from some bad media decisions over the years that cost them fans and viewership. Even almost a whole generation back in the late '60s and the 1970s. While we Sox fans have a strong core group that’s always there every season... the Sox have not done anywhere near enough to grow their fan base beyond our strong core in the past 50 years.

There is no reason why the White Sox should not build a large National following like the Yanks, Dodgers, Cardinals and Red Sox have had for years. A legacy franchise in a big, baseball-loving City.

Well, actually there IS that one reason. That every Sox fans knows the answer to.
 
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derrick6

Illini Dawg
Seattle
All their release said was that it would be available "across multiple platforms".
From the article on espn.com:
Pending league approvals, CHSN will reach most of Illinois, as well as parts of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The network said it will launch with agreements in place with traditional cable providers, streaming services and be available via free, over-the-air broadcast.
 
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From the article on espn.com:
Pending league approvals, CHSN will reach most of Illinois, as well as parts of Indiana, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The network said it will launch with agreements in place with traditional cable providers, streaming services and be available via free, over-the-air broadcast.
I'm gonna be curious to see if Xfinity will be part of that as Comcast seems to be doing everything to get out of the regional sports game in general.
 
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I'm gonna be curious to see if Xfinity will be part of that as Comcast seems to be doing everything to get out of the regional sports game in general.
I suspect the ROI on Sports programming is no ways near what it used to be. I know I'm echoing what Gritty has said the past several years, I always agreed with his take on this, but it's going to crash at some point. It's all about the timing, it could be seen as a slow death spiral, or it could be a cumulative effect of several sports programming contracts all being renegotiated in a short period of time. I'm not privvy to, nor do I care to research it, but if there are a multitude of contracts being negotiated within the span of a year or 2, it could result in a snow-ball effect.
 
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