Chicago Cubs: Marquee Sports Network reaches multi-year TV deal with Regional Sports Network
|Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 12:39 PM-|
CHICAGO – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) today announced the signing of a multiyear carriage agreement with Mediacom Communications for Marquee Sports Network, the future exclusive television home of the Chicago Cubs. The Mediacom Communications deal provides carriage of the new regional sports network in certain parts of Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Marquee Sports Network to Mediacom customers,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “When you combine this deal with AT&T, we can guarantee that Cubs fans in our home territory across Chicago and the Midwest will have the ability to access the network next year.”
The new regional sports network set to launch in 2020 is jointly owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. and the Cubs. Michael McCarthy is the network’s general manager.
“Being able to provide Cubs fans with access to Marquee Sports Network through Mediacom is incredible,” said McCarthy. “As we near the launch of the network, we look forward to giving fans the in-depth Cubs content they want and deserve through multiple providers.”
Marquee Sports Network has also previously reached an agreement to be carried by Charter Communications.