Chicago Cubs: Marquee Sports Network announces new channel partner
CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network, the exclusive television home of the Chicago Cubs, today announced that the premium streaming platform Hulu will stream the new regional sports network on Hulu+Live TV.
Through the Hulu + Live TV offering, subscribers will have access to Marquee Sports Network, which will feature nearly every Cubs Spring Training game, at least 145 regular season games, exclusive Cubs content and original sports programming.
Marquee Sports Network debuts February 22 when the network airs the Cubs’ first Spring Training game against the Oakland Athletics in Mesa, Arizona. Hulu subscribers will have access to Marquee Sports Network.
“We are thrilled to partner with Hulu and add them to our growing list of over 30 affiliates who will carry the network,” said Mike McCarthy, general manager, Marquee Sports Network. “We’ve heard from countless Hulu subscribers who were keenly interested to see their favorite baseball team. And now, they will!”
Hulu subscribers will be able to access Marquee Sports Network on a tablet, computer, laptop, mobile device or smart TV through the Hulu + Live TV service.
Marquee announces premium streaming platform Hulu will stream the new regional sports network on Hulu+Live TV.— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 17, 2020
Subscribers will have access to a large majority of Cubs games, starting with Saturday’s exhibition opener.
Cubs confirm what I mentioned on radio a week ago: No deal with Marquee and Comcast for start of spring games. Also, any deals they do make are subject to the Cubs market. You possibly can get Marquee in Fla but live games will be blacked out.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 17, 2020
Ricketts sounded pretty confident Marquee will eventually get on Comcast (by opening day) but has no more info on it. He said he has Direct TV and Comcast in his house. "I might have to cancel one," he joked.— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 17, 2020
Crane Kenney on Marquee/Hulu agreement pic.twitter.com/qROCEK6vqv— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 17, 2020