About Marquee Sports Network

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Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive local television home of the Chicago Cubs, as well as a proud broadcast partner of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. In addition to providing live coverage of Cubs and Sky games, Marquee Sports Network features extensive pregame and postgame Cubs coverage, local minor league and college sports programming and unique programs and documentaries geared towards sports fans. 

Debuting in February of 2020, Marquee Sports Network has earned six Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Live Sporting Event (Cubs Baseball), Outstanding Live Sports Program (Cubs Live!), Outstanding Sports Documentary (Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story; Mayor of Rush Street) and Outstanding Sports Interview/Discussion (Class is in Session). The network has received 24 total nominations.

Marquee Sports Network is available on more than 65 cable and streaming providers across portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and Marquee’s non-game programming, including studio programming, documentaries, Cubs Classics and more, is available nationwide through DirecTV and fuboTV.  

In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled sports coverage for fans.


Marquee Sports Network Programming

  • Live Cubs baseball – Exclusive Chicago Cubs broadcasts of every non-nationally televised regular season game, featuring Jon “Boog” Sciambi (Play-by-Play) and Jim Deshaies (Analyst), as well as additional on-air talent on a game-by-game basis
  • Additional Live Pro Sports – Marquee has a live broadcast partnership with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and Major League Rugby’s Chicago Hounds, carrying all locally broadcasted games on Marquee Sports Network or Marquee Plus
  • Cubs Live! and Cubs Postgame Live! – Hour-long pregame and postgame shows during the regular season with analysis from Marquee Sports Network’s team of on-air talent
  • Cubs minor league coverage – Including live full games and Road to Wrigley, a unique whiparound-style program featuring live look-ins across the minor league system
  • Cubs 360 – Studio show featuring extensive analysis and coverage of Chicago Cubs news
  • Cubs Classics – Full replays of historic Chicago Cubs games
  • Cubs Countdown – Lists of the best games, players and moments in Chicago Cubs history
  • Icons of the Ivy – Roundtable discussions and interviews with some of the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history
  • The Reporters presented by Miller Lite – Weekly show airing on Sunday mornings featuring Chicago media members discussing all the latest Chicago sports topics
  • Unique interview shows including Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster presented by Sloan, Class is in Session with Doug Glanville presented by UI Health and Chris & Tell presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois hosted by Chris Myers
  • Marquee Sports Network Films – Documentaries and films produced by Marquee Sports Network, including features on Ernie Banks (More than Mr. Cub: The Life of Ernie Banks), Harry Caray (The Mayor of Rush Street), Ferguson Jenkins (Glory and Grief: The Ferguson Jenkins Story) and Billy Williams (Billy Williams: The Sweet Swinger)
  • Bear Essentials presented by BetRivers – Weekly Chicago Bears studio show airing during NFL season, featuring interviews with Bears players and analysis of all things Chicago Bears


Quick Links


Provider/Channel Information: https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/providers

On-Air Talent: https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/on-air-talent/marquee/

TV Schedule: https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/schedule/

Watch Now: https://watchmarquee.com/watchnow/marqueesportsnetwork

Contact Us: https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/contact/

Advertise with Us: https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/advertise-with-marquee-sports-network/




What providers are in my area?

Marquee Sports Network is available on more than 65 cable and streaming providers across portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and Marquee’s non-game programming, including studio programming, documentaries, Cubs Classics and more, is available nationwide through DirecTV and fuboTV. Both DIRECTV Stream and fuboTV are currently offering free trial opportunities. 

For a full list of providers carrying Marquee Sports Network in your area, check out https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/providers/.


How can I access Cubs games if I am outside of Chicago Cubs television territory?

Per MLB policy, if you are outside of the Chicago Cubs home television territory, your only option to watch live Chicago Cubs games is through an MLB out-of-market streaming package. For more information, visit https://www.mlb.com/live-stream-games/subscribe.

What is a home television territory?

A home television territory is the area defined by Major League Baseball as being within a club’s home market. With the exception of national broadcasts, fans within the Cubs home television territory must have Marquee Sports Network to watch live Cubs games.


How do I know if I am in the Chicago Cubs home television territory?

Click the following link and input your Zip Code to learn more about your location and what Major League Baseball team(s) you have access to: https://www.mlb.com/live-stream-games/subscribe/. If the Chicago Cubs are listed as a team in your area subject to MLB.TV blackouts, this means you are within the Chicago Cubs home television territory.

Can I live stream Marquee Sports Network?

Yes! If you live within the Chicago Cubs home television territory as defined by Major League Baseball, the Marquee Sports Network app provides live streaming access to fans with access to the network through one of our cable or streaming providers.  The Marquee Sports Network app is free-to-download and is available on iOS and Android devices, as well as through streaming devices such as Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku, and online at www.watchmarquee.com. Users must be subscribed to a cable or streaming package that includes Marquee Sports Network and log-in to the app using their provider credentials.

For more streaming and app questions, including troubleshooting tips and technical support, visit the Marquee Sports Network Streaming FAQ Page. If you are experiencing any continued technical issues authenticating or viewing the live stream on our app, please contact your provider and send a detailed email to support@watchmarquee.com describing your problem and include your name, provider, device you are attempting to live stream our network and your zip code.

Can I watch Cubs pregame and postgame shows if I am outside of Chicago Cubs television territory?

Yes! Marquee Sports Network’s pregame and postgame studio shows are available out-of-market for MLB.TV customers. Fans nationwide can tune in with their MLB.TV subscription beginning one hour before game coverage for Cubs Live! with host Cole Wright and Marquee’s team of on-air studio analysts. The MLB.TV coverage will continue through the entire Cubs Postgame Live! beginning immediately after the final out. Cubs Live! and Cubs Postgame Live! are also available for customers watching Marquee Sports Network nationwide on DirecTV or fuboTV.

How can I watch Chicago Sky games?

Marquee Sports Network is a proud broadcast partner of the Chicago Sky. All locally broadcasted games will be carried on either Marquee Sports Network or Marquee Plus, a streaming-only channel available through the Marquee Sports Network app. 

Stay tuned for the 2023 Chicago Sky television broadcast schedule.


What is Marquee Plus?

Marquee Plus is a streaming-only channel providing coverage of all locally broadcasted Chicago Sky games, including those that are not able to air live on Marquee due to coverage of Chicago Cubs baseball. Marquee Plus is available through the Marquee Sports Network app for authenticated subscribers. 

To watch Marquee Plus on the app, navigate to the “On Now” page and click on “Show Guide” to view the Marquee Plus channel option. 


Any other questions?

Please reach out to us with any questions using our online contact form: https://www.marqueesportsnetwork.com/contact/


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