How to Get Comcast SportsNet on Chicago DirecTV
By Matthew O'Brien
Updated September 22, 2017
Comcast SportsNet Chicago is a sports television network that allows fans access to games, news and analysis of Chicago teams. Comcast SportsNet often airs Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox, Cubs and Fire games. Although the station is owned by the Comcast cable company, it is accessible to individuals who subscribe to certain packages of DirecTV satellite television. Comcast SportsNet Chicago is available in both standard definition and high definition.
Check your bill to see which DirecTV programming package you have. All four Comcast SportsNet Chicago channels are available to viewers in the Chicagoland area as part of each standard TV package. Subscribers from outside Chicagoland must have DirecTV Sports Pack; Regional Sports Networks; DirecTV Commercial XTRA business TV package; DirecTV Lo Maximo, a Spanish-language package; or DirecTV Premier.
Visit directv.com to order one of the packages. Click on "TV Packages" at the top of the screen, and enter your ZIP code. To upgrade your existing account, hover over "My Account" and click on "Upgrade My DirecTV." To order or upgrade over the phone, call DirecTV at 888-777-2454.
Call DirecTV at 800-531-5000 to confirm the channels for all four Comcast SportsNet Chicago stations based on your ZIP code. For the Chicagoland area, the channels are: DirecTV channel 665 (SD and HD) for Comcast SportsNet Chicago; DirecTV channel 666 for Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus; DirecTV channel 666-1 for Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus HD, and DirecTV channel 667 for Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus 2.
Check your local listing to find out which Comcast SportsNet Chicago channel your program is on. Subscribers can check listings in the local newspapers, their DirecTV guide, or Comcast SportsNet Chicago's website at csnchicago.com.
Matthew O'Brien has been writing since 2008. His work has been published in "The DePaulia" and "ESPN Rise magazine." O'Brien went to DePaul University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism.