Bulls announce 2014-15 television schedule
Chicago to play on national television 37 times
September 16, 2014-The Chicago Bulls announced today that WGN America will televise seven games during the 2014-15 season, thus bringing Chicago’s total of nationally televised games to 37 (ESPN 10 times, TNT 10 times, WGN America seven times, ABC five times and NBA-TV five times). For the seventh straight season, Bulls TV play-by-play man Neil Funk and analyst Stacey King will provide the call for all WGN America games.
September 11, 2014--The Chicago Bulls today released their television broadcast schedule for the 2014-15 season, with Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV/WPWR handling all local television duties. Once again, all 82 regular season Bulls games will be televised, as well as the team’s entire eight-game preseason schedule. For the seventh straight season, Bulls TV play-by-play man Neil Funk and analyst Stacey King will provide the call for every Bulls local telecast on Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV/WPWR.
Comcast SportsNet will televise 42 regular season games, with its first regular season broadcast scheduled for the Bulls’ home opener on Oct. 31, when Chicago will host the Cleveland Cavaliers. In addition to its regular season coverage, CSN will broadcast six of Chicago’s eight preseason games.
WGN-TV will broadcast 22 regular season games in 2014-15. WGN will televise Chicago’s season opener on Oct. 29, when the Bulls travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks. WGN-TV will also televise two preseason games. WPWR fills out the Bulls’ local television schedule with six regular season games.
“Once again we are very pleased that Bulls fans in the Chicago area will have the ability to watch every Bulls game on television,” said Bulls Executive Vice President of Business Operations Steve Schanwald. “Our arena seats just under 21,000 fans and, while watching the game on TV can’t replicate the atmosphere of actually being there, these telecasts are the next best thing and they play a very important role in satisfying the demand of millions of Bulls fans for access to their favorite basketball team. We are especially pleased to note that 30 of our games will be televised nationally, so that all our fans outside the Chicago area will be able to follow us all season long as well.”
Complimenting Chicago’s local television schedule, the Bulls’ 2014-15 broadcast schedule also includes 30 nationally-televised games. Chicago’s first two games of the season will be televised on ESPN, beginning with its season opener on Oct. 29 at New York, followed by Chicago’s home opener versus the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 31.
In 2014-15, Chicago will play on ESPN 10 times, on TNT 10 times, on ABC five times and on NBA-TV five times.