Chicago RSN Rolls New Promo


Comcast SportsNet Chicago will put the spotlight on its on-air talent during the latest installment of its promo series “Fan’s Best Friend.”

The regional television home of the National Hockey League Blackhawks, National Basketball Association Bulls and Major League Baseball’s Cubs and White Sox is airing the new spot, “All the Greats,” on its baseball coverage this week and its Web site,

Created in conjunction with AnswersMedia, the digitally enhanced spot features virtually all of Comcast SportsNet’s announcers, analysts and anchors, as well as “Deep Dish,” the service’s bulldog mascot. To view the spot, click here.

Filmed at Harry Caray’s Tavern in Wrigleyville and at AnswersMedia’s downtown Chicago studio, the new promo spot features 20 of Comcast SportsNet’s most recognizable talent members:Jerry Azumah, Bob Brenly, Pat Boyle, “Deep Dish”, Pat Foley, Neil Funk, Kendall Gill, Ken “Hawk” Harrelson, Dan Jiggets, David Kaplan, Len Kasper, Johnny “Red” Kerr, Stacey King, Steve Konroyd, Bill Melton, Eddie Olczyk, Dan Plesac, Mark Schanowski, Tom Thayer and Norm Van Lier.

“When we introduced the ‘Fan’s Best Friend’ campaign back in the spring of 2007, we wanted to remind our viewers of the sole reason we are here – to provide them with local coverage of games and sports news that will be there for them day and night,” said Jaclene Tetzlaff, vice president of marketing for Comcast SportsNet Chicago, in a statement. “This new spot and the subsequent spots to air over the next several months will showcase the depth of personality and expertise our on-air talent delivers to our viewers each and every day on Comcast SportsNet.  It’s the next evolution of our campaign that we’re sure our viewers are going to love.”

Network officials said this will be the first promo it will debut over the next several months.