Here’s some important TV news for Cubs fans in Iowa and Indiana, as well as some Illinois residents who use Mediacom.
On Wednesday, a new carriage agreement was announced between Marquee Sports Network, the exclusive home of Cubs games beginning in 2020, and Mediacom Communications.
The first major carriage agreement was made with AT&T last month.
According to a report from The Athletic, Marquee and YouTube TV are working towards a deal. As for Comcast, still nothing new on that front.
Via The Athletic.
An industry source said there is momentum toward a Marquee deal with YouTube TV, which has been a presenting sponsor of the 2018 and 2019 World Series and a streaming partner for Major League Baseball. A Cubs spokesman declined to comment on the state of ongoing negotiations with any distributor. McCarthy also declined to comment on Marquee’s progress with Comcast, the region’s dominant cable provider, a former partner with the Cubs and the parent company of NBC Sports Chicago, a direct competitor.
The Marquee Sports Network will debut in February, with its first spring training broadcast on Feb. 22.