Fox Sports Net Chicago to Carry Major League Baseball Championship Series Game

Viewers to see National League Championship Series Game 5 Live on Sunday, October 21 at 6:30 pm

(CHICAGO) – Fox Sports Net Chicago announced today it will provide viewers with live coverage of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves, beginning at 6:30 pm. James J. Corno, Fox Sports Net Chicago's Senior Vice President/General Manager, made the announcement.

Due to the rescheduling of MLB games late in the regular season, Game 4 of the ALCS and Game 5 of the NLCS, will be played simultaneously. To ensure complete national coverage of both games, one will air on FOX broadcast affiliates throughout the region, with the other game airing concurrently on Fox Sports Net Chicago.

"This is just another example of the programming strength our network offers," said Corno. "We're delighted that we have the flexibility and resources to bring these Major League Baseball post-season games to our viewers."

Fox Sports Net Chicago reaches more than 3.6 million households in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin. Fox Sports Net Chicago is managed by Rainbow Sports Networks, a division of Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. Fox Sports Net Chicago's programming includes Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs baseball, Chicago Bulls basketball and Chicago Blackhawks hockey, along with select NASCAR and PGA Tour coverage.

Fox Sports Net reaches more than 77 million households nationwide and is a service of National Sports Partners, equally owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc. and Fox Entertainment Group. Rainbow Sports Networks incorporates Rainbow's 50% ownership of Fox Sports Net and Fox Sports National Advertising and the ownership and management of Fox Sports Net regional networks in five of the nation's largest markets: Chicago, Florida, Ohio, New England and San Francisco.


Jeff Nuich