Say goodbye to the Cubs on Channel 9, NBC Sports Chicago and ABC-7. Effective February, 2020, The Chicago Cubs will move to the fledgling Marquee Sports Network. The network promises to carry every game and deep coverage of the team… which it will need to do, since it’s a 24/7 network.
What’s unknown at this point is the cost: How much will fans have to pay to see the Cubs on TV in 2020? Sports analyst Lester Munson told ABC7, “The era of a free broadcast of a Cubs game is now over.”
The Marquee Sports Network is a partnership between the Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group.