FOX HD - Chicago

FOX HD - Chicago

WFLD Chicago is a FOX affiliated station with plenty of sports, news & entertainment.

WFLD is a Fox owned-and-operated television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Gary, Indiana-licensed MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station WPWR-TV.


Sports programming:


Through Fox's primary rights to the National Football Conference (NFC), the station airs most Chicago Bears games, first becoming the unofficial "home" station of the team since the network (which started its own sports division in 1993) acquired partial television rights to the National Football League (NFL) in 1994. On April 22, 2008, the Bears announced a deal with WFLD to become its official broadcast partner. Consequently, in addition to already carrying most regular season and select preseason games through Fox, it began airing preseason games through the team's syndication service as well as other Bears-related programming during the NFL season including the pre-game and post-game shows Bears Gameday Live (on Sunday mornings) and Bears GameNight Live (which follows The Final Word on Sunday evenings).


Other team-related programs were added through the deal including WFLD-produced secondary pre-game show Fox Kickoff Sunday (which debuted in 2010; not to be confused with Fox NFL Kickoff, which due to Bears Gameday Live, airs on WPWR instead) and the feature/interview program Inside the Bears (which debuted in 2013).  On October 17, 2017, WFLD announced that the Bears preseason games and the team's related programming was renewed for five more years through the 2022 season; the announcement came following the team's radio partner WBBM-AM/WCFS-FM signed a multi-year extension for its radio deal to carrying the Bears' preseason and regular season games. Since 2018, through Fox's NFL broadcast contract, WFLD airs any Bears games when they are involved in Thursday Night Football.