Muscatine Power and Water has announced that they have come to terms with the new Marquee Sports Network, the new exclusive television home of the Chicago Cubs. The network, set to launch in late February, will be the Chicago-region’s exclusive network for fans to view live Cubs games plus extensive pre and post game coverage, exclusive Cubs content and more.
“Fans expressed concern at the end of last season when both Comcast and WGN announced they were doing their final broadcasts,” said Erika Cox, Director of Customer and Technology Experience. “Over the past few months we have been working directly with the new network to make sure our local Cubs fans will have access to the game broadcasts and a lot more.”
In addition to live game broadcasts, which will continue to feature broadcasters Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies, Marquee Sports Network will provide extensive pregame and postgame coverage, unique Cubs content and other local sports programming. Marquee is a partnership between the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group. This venture is similar to regional team-specific networks in other major markets.
While details are still being worked out, the new network will be inserted in the MachLink TV lineup near other national and regional sports networks. Fans should expect to see live Cubs action, increased access and around-the-clock coverage of the team beginning with Spring Training games in late February.
Check back for further updates on this page in the coming weeks.
Update (2/12/20): Marquee Sports Network will air on February 22, 2020 on legacy channels 32 and 732(HD) and fiber channel 37.