Blackhawks Add Indianapolis TV Market

On Monday afternoon, the Blackhawks and WGN Sports added Indianapolis to their “home” viewing region.

WISH-TV announced their partnership with WGN Sports will include the live broadcast of 19 Hawks games during the 2015-2016 season, beginning Oct. 10 when the Hawks host the New York Islanders.

“We’re proud to bring the winning tradition of Blackhawks hockey to WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV,” said WISH-TV President and General Manager Les Vann. “The team has won the Stanley Cup three of the last six years and sold out every home game for the last seven seasons. Central Indiana viewers now have a front row seat to hottest team in professional hockey.”

The Blackhawks have a formal relationship with the Indy Fuel of the ECHL.

14 thoughts on “Blackhawks Add Indianapolis TV Market

  • October 5, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Bobby Knight to provide intermission commentary on local Indy feed.

  • October 5, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Keep growing the brand! ((Excellent)In my best Mr. Burns voice)

  • October 5, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Indianapolis get WGN games now, but everywhere south of Kankakee in Illinois still won’t get WGN games. Greaaaaaat job

  • October 5, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I wish they’d televise icehogs games. I guess there’s not enough crazies like us to make it pay.

  • October 5, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I am in Indy all the time on business. Awesome news!!

  • October 5, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Been a Hawks fan for 50 years grew up watching WGN now in central IL. All I can get is WGN America. How about opening up to central IL There is a lot of Hawks fans here.

  • October 5, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I have lived in Indy for 9 years by way of Chicago……best news since I’ve been here!!! Let’s go Hawks!!!

  • October 5, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    This is great news considering I am a relocated Chicagoan who recently moved to Indianapolis. I wish, however, that Comcast Indianapolis would add CSN Chicago to its lineup for the remaining games and of course baseball games too. It’s disappointing that Direct TV has this channel but Comcast does not. Because we are in the “home viewing market” for the Blackhawks, Cubs, and White Sox, those games airing on CSN Chicago are Blacked Out here on streaming services like or NHL Gamecentre. Hopefully someone at Comcast indy sees this and realizes there is a great demand to carry CSN Chicago here.

  • October 5, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    How about letting us Blackhawks fans in Central IL watch the games! We only get WGN America here at Illinois State University, & then the NHL blacks us out. It’s like the Bermuda Triangle down here!

  • October 6, 2015 at 11:27 am

    uh well this is pretty big news at my house


    I feel for all you guys still not included…its hard to believe these problems exist in 2015

  • October 6, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    WE live in NW Illinois and get Quad City local channels on DirecTV and not Chicago channels. We also get WGN American which is a useless channel, so when the Hawks’ games are carried by WGN we don’t get to see them either!

  • October 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Great news! I get CSN Chicago but not WGN. Will be nice to finally get all the games. Now if only Comcast would add Comcast SportsNet to their HD lineup…

  • October 7, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I believe those of us in the Bloomington-Normal area will now be able to see the Hawks on my59 as they will televise all Hawk games broadcast by WGN.

  • January 3, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Why on earth are Blackhawks road games blacked out in Indy market on Brighthouse Cable! I’m a Center Ice customer and am livid that I have to have Blues nonsense shoved down my throat in this Market.
    Horrible rules Gary B!

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