Rejoice, Cubs followers! People of you who have Comcast Xfinity in the Chicago spot (that’s like 50% of you), and even people of you who never. Simply because today’s information is Substantial for your fellow followers, and also really large for the group as a complete.
At very long final, the Cubs’ new network, Marquee Sporting activities, is on channel 202 for Comcast subscribers:
Marquee Sporting activities Community secures a carriage settlement with Comcast to carry the Cubs’ Tv set channel https://t.co/LlYcQtMI8Z
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) July 24, 2020
With that deal in location, upwards of 90% of Cubs fans in the team’s location (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and a very little bit of Wisconsin) will have accessibility to Marquee by using 1 supplier or a further. Most regions will have various options, be they Comcast or Hulu+ Stay Television or DirecTV or AT&T or RCN.
The only two holdouts at this point are DISH and YouTube Television, the former of which has moved away from carrying any regional athletics networks, and the latter of which is acquiring a force from Marquee.
So, then, Cubs enthusiasts with Comcast: you can observe tonight’s Cubs opener from the Brewers at 6pm CT. It is definitely occurring. You’ve waited prolonged more than enough.
As for the Cubs and Marquee, receiving this carriage deal in location this yr, before the offseason, is vital for the economical balance of the community, and therefore in portion, the income stream coming to the Cubs organization. No, the fact at this point is that major pounds are not likely to strike the Cubs’ textbooks in time for a shelling out spree this offseason – I nonetheless think pretty much no companies are heading to commit large this offseason since of the pandemic – but it does make following yr and over and above search a helluva good deal sunnier than it would have if there was even now no offer with Comcast carrying into Subsequent March.