Chicago Cubs: Marquee Sports Network is now on Comcast
|Friday, July 24, 2020, 8:03 AM- -|
Cubs finally win!
The Marquee Sports Network is finally on Comcast in the Chicago area (largest cable provider in area) as the two sides struck a multi-year carriage deal Thursday night. In the Chicago area, the television channel is on 202.
"We were very happy with the terms we reached, as is Comcast," Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Friday morning. "So, it's a win-win for everyone. Just wish it hadn't taken so long. I know for our Cubs fans who are Xfinity subscribers, it was unnerving to watch."
This is huge news for Cubs fans that are Comcast/XFinity subscribers (50% of the Chicago area) as they will not miss out on any of the action tonight or the rest of the 2020 season.
--Press release below
CHICAGO/July 24, 2020 – Marquee Sports Network, the Chicago Cubs and Comcast today announced an agreement that will make live Cubs games and other exclusive content from the team’s regional sports network available in time for the regular season opener versus the Brewers, which will be broadcast live on Marquee Sports Network tonight.
“Our goal with the launch of Marquee was to serve our fans with unparalleled Cubs content and today’s agreement with Comcast means significantly more Cubs fans will have access to it,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “We welcome Comcast subscribers to Marquee Sports Network.”
Comcast customers can watch Marquee Sports Network and the Cubs on channel 202 in the Chicago Metropolitan area. The agreement also provides carriage in Ft. Wayne and portions of the Indianapolis market that Comcast serves. Subscribers can go to www.marqueesportsnetwork.com to find out which channels—standard definition and high definition—the network is on in their area.
“This agreement is monumental for us and the multitude of Chicagoans who can now watch live Cubs games on a network as dedicated to the team as they are,” said Marquee Sports Network GM Mike McCarthy. “We are proud that thanks to an undying commitment from the Cubs, Sinclair and Comcast to get this deal done, fans in and around Chicago can tune in when the team opens the season against the Brewers tonight.”
Marquee Sports Network is jointly owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and the Cubs. For more information, visit www.marqueesportsnetwork.com and follow the network on social media at @WatchMarquee.
Comcast subscribers put on Marquee. You're good to go to watch your Cubs in the Chicago market!— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 24, 2020