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Report: White Sox nearing broadcast deal with Stadium

by Joe Binder

Could NBC Sports Chicago be nearing its end?

According to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Jeff Agrest, the White Sox are nearing a deal with Stadium to become the team’s new broadcast home. The Blackhawks and Bulls, who are also televised on NBC Sports Chicago, are also set to be part of the deal. Though nothing is official yet, Agrest says an announcement could be coming later this week.

The team’s current contract with NBC Sports Chicago expires in October, though there’s still a chance that the teams could agree to a six-month extension. Regardless, this figures to set up Stadium’s takeover in time for Opening Day 2025.

“The teams continue to have discussions and conversations about future broadcast plans and will have an announcement about those plans when appropriate.”

White Sox senior vice president of communications Scott Reifert, via the Chicago Sun-Times.

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf and his Silver Chalice sports media entity notably took majority control of Stadium last May, all but confirming the move away from NBC Sports Chicago. The digital television and internet sports network, which was founded by Reinsdorf in 2017, is headquartered at the United Center in Chicago. It includes a 24/7 linear feed, live games, and studio programming.

The Stadium service is currently available as an over-the-top streaming service through its website and other digital partners. According to Agrest, it would convert into a regional sports network and seek distribution on TV providers after this move.

As more information becomes available, we’ll provide further updates! Follow us on social media @SoxOn35th to stay up to date.

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Thats okay… no onenis watching the horrid product Ebenezer Reinsdorf put on now…. What makes him think any cable or satellite company would pay for the Sox later???! I sure as hell would not. This is SportVison 2.0. One more reason to avoid any Reinsdorf backed endeavor.

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