Marquee Sports Network introduces direct-to-consumer subscription offering
Direct-to-consumer offering available to in-market customers at WatchMarquee.com and through the new Marquee Sports Network App
- Marquee Sports Network launches direct-to-consumer subscription option for in-market Cubs fans (as defined by Major League Baseball), available for purchase at WatchMarquee.com and through the new Marquee Sports Network App
- Current customers will continue to be able to stream through the new Marquee Sports Network App with their existing cable or streaming provider at no added cost
- New App features higher resolution (1080p) feed, game highlights, player interviews and more
July 25, 2023
CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network today announced the introduction of a direct-to-consumer (DTC) subscription offering, providing in-market Cubs fans a new option to stream live Cubs games and original Marquee Sports Network programming. The direct-to-consumer subscription offering coincides with the launch of a new App, available to Cubs fans via web browser, mobile/tablet devices and connected TV platforms.
Marquee Sports Network will offer its direct-to-consumer product exclusively on a monthly subscription basis, priced at $19.99 per month. The subscription can be purchased at WatchMarquee.com, as well as through the new Marquee Sports Network App.
Streaming through the new Marquee Sports Network App will continue to be available at no extra cost to fans who receive Marquee Sports Network through a traditional cable or streaming provider.
The new Marquee Sports Network App will feature an improved user experience, including 1080p resolution video, and video on-demand content, including game highlights, interviews, documentaries, original programming and more. The App will also support screencasting from a smartphone, tablet or web browser to most smart TVs and connected TV devices. For more on screencasting, click here.
“We’re thrilled to launch our new direct-to-consumer subscription option, providing all in-market Cubs fans with access to Marquee Sports Network, including live Cubs games,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy. “The new Marquee Sports Network App will also provide an improved 1080p streaming experience for all Marquee Sports Network subscribers. We look forward to continuing to bring Cubs baseball to the passionate Cubs fans across the region.”
Marquee Sports Network was named the RSN of the Year by Cynopsis Media in 2022-23, recognizing the network’s live Cubs broadcasts, innovative minor league coverage, live local sports content and original programming. The network has earned 24 Chicago/Midwest Emmy nominations and six awards since 2021.
Access to the Marquee Sports Network App will feature the ability to stream Marquee Sports Network programming, including:
- More than 200 live Cubs-affiliated games each year, including regular season games (excluding nationally televised broadcasts), spring training matchups and minor league contests
- Offseason Cubs coverage, including Cubs 360 studio shows, press conferences with new Cubs signees and breaking news coverage, plus coverage of MLB’s Winter Meetings and the annual Cubs Convention
- In-season Cubs specials, including expanded Opening Day coverage, MLB Draft coverage and more
- Cubs-related historical programming, including classic games, documentaries, magazine specials and more
- Original programming, including The Reporters, Class is in Session with Doug Glanville and much more
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I watch Marquee Sports Network?
Marquee Sports Network programming, including live Cubs games, is available to in-market customers either by subscribing to a cable or streaming provider that carries Marquee Sports Network as part of its channel package, or by subscribing directly at WatchMarquee.com or through the Marquee Sports Network App.
To confirm if you are in-market, enter your zip code at MarqueeSportsNetwork.com/Providers. Per Major League Baseball policy, out-of-market customers must continue to watch Cubs games via MLB.TV or MLB Extra Innings.
How can I purchase the direct-to-consumer subscription?
In-market users can purchase the direct-to-consumer subscription for $19.99/month at WatchMarquee.com or directly through the Marquee Sports Network App.
I already have Marquee Sports Network. Do I need the direct-to-consumer subscription?
If you already have Marquee Sports Network, you will not need to purchase the direct-to-consumer offering. You can continue watching directly through your cable/streaming provider, or you can login to the new Marquee Sports Network App with your provider credentials to stream the network at no additional cost.
How can I access the new Marquee Sports Network App?
The Marquee Sports Network App is available to Cubs fans via web browser, mobile/tablet devices and connected TV platforms. The Marquee Sports Network App also supports screencasting from your smartphone, tablet or web browser to most smart TVs and connected TV devices. For more information on screencasting, click here.
For the most up-to-date list of available supported devices and platforms, click here.
I already have the Marquee Sports Network App. Do I need to download a new App?
In most cases, users with the Marquee Sports Network App will simply need to update their App. Depending on platform and user, the new App may not show up immediately at launch. For questions, visit MarqueeSportsNetwork.com/App or contact Marquee Sports Network customer service here.
How do I check if I am eligible to stream via the Marquee Sports Network App?
The Marquee Sports Network App is available to fans within the Chicago Cubs television territory as determined by Major League Baseball. To check availability in your area, enter your zip code at MarqueeSportsNetwork.com/Providers. When subscribing, the Marquee Sports Network App will automatically determine availability based on the user’s location.
For more information, visit MarqueeSportsNetwork.com/App
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ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: 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 Cubs coverage, as well as additional local sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Named the 2022-23 RSN of the Year by Cynopsis Media, Marquee Sports Network is available on more than 65 cable and streaming providers within the Cubs home television territory, as well as available as a direct-to-consumer offering. For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.