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Revolutionary Hockey Telecast: Chicago Blackhawks Partner with NBC and NHL for First-Ever Animated Game

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Blackhawks and NBC Sports Chicago Partner to Present First Local Animated Sports Telecast on April 6th

The Chicago Blackhawks are always looking for ways to engage with their fans and connect with families. To this end, they have partnered with NBC Sports Chicago and the NHL to create a first-ever local animated game. The goal is to introduce the youngest generation to Blackhawks fandom and provide an interactive and entertaining experience for fans of all ages.

NBC Sports Chicago has brought together prominent broadcast talent such as Chris Vosters as play-by-play announcer, Dominic Moore providing in-game analysis, Adam Burish and Tony Granato hosting studio coverage during intermissions. This collaboration aims to create a unique way for viewers to enjoy the sport of hockey like never before.

John Schippman, VP of Sports Content at NBCUniversal Local Chicago, expressed his excitement about producing this innovative approach to local animated pro game telecasts. By utilizing NHL EDGE positional data and Hawk-Eye Innovations optical tracking, the presentation will bring the action on the ice to life in real-time. Viewers can expect to see Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk and other characters interacting in a fun environment set against the backdrop of the United Center. The program will be produced in partnership with NHL innovation partner Beyond Sports.

In addition to the animated presentation, NBC Sports Chicago will also air the traditional game telecast with WGN Radio 720’s John Wiedeman on play-by-play duty and expert game analysis provided by Darren Pang. This dual approach will cater to a wide range of fans, ensuring an engaging and entertaining viewing experience for all.

By Samantha Nguyen

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