Blackhawks And Comcast SportsNet To Split Simulcast For 2006-07
The Chicago Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet have agreed to split the simulcast for the 2006-07 hockey season.
The Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet feel that eliminating the simulcast will improve the quality on both radio and television. With the rule changes and greater flow of the game, it became evident that radio and television needed to do their own broadcasts. The Blackhawks and Comcast SportsNet have been talking about splitting the broadcast for a number of years and decided to go forward at this time.
No other major professional sports leagues allow a simulcast and only three other NHL teams currently simulcast. Both entities agree that getting away from the simulcast will provide our fans with a more insightful and entertaining broadcast on both radio and television.
Comcast SportsNet will be hiring the on-air talent for television and the Blackhawks will be hiring the radio talent.