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Cubs reach last-minute agreement on TV deal

Fans in Chicago will be able to watch their beloved Cubs on television in the 2020 season opener after all.

The Cubs’ new television network – Marquee – reached agreement with Comcast to air the team’s games. The deal will allow fans in the Chicago market to watch the Cubs as soon as Friday night when the Milwaukee Brewers visit Wrigley Field.

The deal helps the Cubs avoid a situation similar to those in Los Angeles and Denver. In LA, Dodgers games weren’t seen by about half of the hometown market over the previous seven seasons. In Denver, both Nuggets and Avalanche games were unseen to Comcast subscribers.

“It was a complicated negotiation,” said Crane Kenney, president of business operations for the Cubs. “Usually there needs to be a catalyst.

“It was likely either going to be the beginning of spring training or the beginning of the regular season as the catalyst to get something done.”

–FIeld Level Media

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