The First-Ever Local Animated Pro Game Telecast: A Revolutionary Viewing Experience with the Chicago Blackhawks

Blackhawks and NBC Sports Chicago Collaborate on First Local Animated Sports Telecast, Set to Air on April 6

The Chicago Blackhawks are excited to announce the first-ever local animated game telecast, produced in partnership with NBC Sports Chicago and the NHL. Jaime Faulkner, President of Business Operations for the Blackhawks, stated that the goal of this project is to introduce Blackhawk fandom to a younger generation through engaging content that connects with families in their daily lives.

NBC Sports Chicago has teamed up with well-known broadcast talent such as Chris Vosters as play-by-play announcer, Dominic Moore providing in-game analysis, and Adam Burish and Tony Granato covering studio content for all ages during intermissions. This collaboration aims to provide a unique viewing experience for families and younger fans, showcasing the sport in a new and exciting way.

John Schippman, VP of Sports Content at NBCUniversal Local Chicago, expressed excitement about the opportunity to merge the talents of NBC Sports Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the NHL to create this first-ever local animated pro game telecast. By leveraging NHL EDGE positional data and Hawk-Eye Innovations optical tracking, the presentation will bring the action on the ice to life in real-time, featuring Blackhawk mascot Tommy Hawk and other characters in a fun setting at the United Center.

In addition to the animated presentation, NBC Sports Chicago will also air the traditional game telecast with WGN Radio 720’s John Wiedeman handling play-by-play duties and Darren Pang providing expert game analysis. This dual broadcast approach allows fans of all ages to enjoy the game in different formats and adds another layer of excitement to

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