Cubs Marquee Sports Network Announces Another TV Carriage Agreement


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.