Cubs Marquee Sports Network Announces Another TV Carriage Agreement

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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.