The Chicago Bulls today announced their television broadcast schedule for the 2012-13 season. All 82 regular season games will be televised, as well as all seven preseason games. On the year, Chicago is scheduled to appear on national television a combined 43 times.
Comcast SportsNet will televise 42 regular season games, with five of those games being televised on Comcast SportsNet Plus. WGN-TV will broadcast 25 games, with 20 of those contests set to air nationally on WGN America, including one preseason game. WCIU-TV rounds out the Bulls’ local television schedule with eight regular season games.
In addition to Chicago’s 20 nationally-televised games on WGN America, the Bulls will also appear on ESPN 10 times, TNT seven times, NBA-TV seven times and ABC two times.
America wanted more Marco Bellinelli and Vladimir Radmanovic…and now they’re going to get it.
I’m kidding. Kind of.
Still, it is a lot of national exposure for a team that will be missing its star player for most (or possibly all) of the season. The TV execs may be hoping for an early return by Derrick Rose even more than Bulls fans.