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Type Pay television network (sports)
Availability United States
Owner Jerry Reinsdorf
Key people Jerry Reinsdorf, Eddie Einhorn, Fred Eychaner
Launch date 1982

Sportsvision was a short-lived subscription TV service founded by Chicago White Sox owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Eddie Einhorn, and media mogul Fred Eychaner.[1] The service broadcast live sporting events.

In April 1982, WPWR-TV, then on Channel 60, dedicated a large percentage of its broadcast schedule to Sportsvision. To access the service, viewers had to buy a TV set top converter and pay monthly subscription fees to watch a number of sports broadcasts. However, Sportsvision was ultimately not a success and moved to cable in January 1984. Shortly thereafter, it was unscrambled and renamed SportsChannel. Eventually, SportsChannel would be purchased by Fox Sports Net in 1997.


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