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Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox agree to media rights deal

January 2, 2019
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Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez (42) drives to the net against Toronto Raptors center Greg Monroe (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA’s Chicago Bulls, NHL’s Blackhawks and baseball’s White Sox have announced a multiyear media rights deal with NBC Sports Chicago that starts with the 2019-20 season.

The agreement announced Wednesday is pending approval by the NBA, NHL and MLB.

NBC Sports Chicago will show all preseason and regular-season games, and provide first-round postseason coverage for the Bulls and Blackhawks. Under the deal, games will also continue to be streamed on NBCSportsChicago.com and the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.

Bulls and White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says the agreement “allows for the very best access to Bulls, Blackhawks and White Sox live action and content.”

Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz says fans “should be very excited that we are continuing our partnership with NBC Sports Chicago.”

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