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How to Watch: Exclusive National TV Broadcasts

5 months agoStaff Report

Marquee Sports Network is the exclusive home for all locally broadcasted Chicago Cubs games. Select games each season however are selected by Major League Baseball and its broadcast partners for exclusive national broadcasts, meaning the games are not permitted to be aired on Marquee Sports Network.

See below for more information about how to watch Cubs games airing exclusively through MLB’s national broadcast partners. 

2024 Chicago Cubs National TV Broadcast Schedule (as of 7/9/2024)*

  • March 28 at Texas (6:35 PM) – ESPN
  • April 12 at Seattle (8:40 PM) – Apple TV+
  • April 28 at Boston (6:10 PM) – ESPN
  • May 25 at St. Louis (6:15 PM) – FOX
  • May 26 at St. Louis (6:10 PM) – ESPN
  • June 1 vs. Cincinnati (6:15 PM) – FOX
  • June 16 vs. St. Louis (12:05 PM) – The Roku Channel
  • June 23 vs. Mets (6:10 PM) – ESPN
  • July 12 at St. Louis (7:15 PM) – Apple TV+
  • July 20 vs. Arizona (6:15 PM) – FOX
  • August 10 at White Sox (6:15 PM) – FOX
  • August 16 vs. Toronto (1:20 PM) – Apple TV+

*Additional games may be selected throughout the season. All times CT

Apple TV+

Apple TV+ has exclusive rights to a weekly doubleheader of Major League Baseball games each Friday throughout the regular season, available to Apple TV+ subscribers with no local blackout restrictions.  

2024 Cubs games airing exclusively on Apple TV+:

  • April 12 at Seattle (8:40 PM)
  • July 12 at St. Louis (7:15 PM)
  • August 16 vs. Toronto (1:20 PM)

How to Watch: Watch via the Apple TV app on your smart TV, gaming console, streaming device or visit Apple.com. Don’t have an Apple TV+ subscription? Watch with a 2-month free trial offer*. Redeem now at apple.co/mlbgift.

*Expires September 27, 2024. New and qualified returning subscribers only. Apple TV+ renews for $9.99 per month after promotion until cancelled. Terms apply.


The Roku Channel

New in 2024, select Sunday games will air for free exclusively on The Roku Channel. 

2024 Cubs games airing exclusively on The Roku Channel:

How to watch: The Roku Channel is widely available to stream for free, no subscription or sign-up required. Viewers can watch it on Roku devices or TVs, TheRokuChannel.com, and through the Roku app on iOS and Android devices, Amazon Fire TVs, Samsung TVs and Google TVs and other Android TV OS devices. For more information, visit here


ESPN

ESPN has exclusive rights to a package of Major League Baseball games airing on Sunday nights, as well as additional select games throughout the season. In 2024, the Cubs’ season opener at defending World Series champion Texas was selected as an exclusive national ESPN broadcast. 

2024 Cubs games airing exclusively on ESPN:

  • March 28 at Texas (6:35 PM)
  • April 28 at Boston (6:10 PM) 
  • May 26 at St. Louis (6:10 PM)
  • June 23 vs. Mets (6:10 PM)

How to Watch: Exclusive ESPN broadcasts are available nationwide on ESPN with no local blackout restrictions, available to fans in Chicago and across the country as long as you have ESPN with your cable or streaming provider.


FOX Sports

FOX Sports has exclusive rights to select Saturday afternoon and evening Major League Baseball games throughout the regular season. FOX typically carries a pair of exclusive, regionalized broadcasts during each Saturday window (check local listings to see if the Cubs game will be available on FOX in your area).

2024 Cubs games airing exclusively on FOX:

  • May 25 at St. Louis (6:15 PM) 
  • June 1 vs. Cincinnati (6:15 PM) 
  • July 20 vs. Arizona (6:15 PM) 
  • August 10 at White Sox (6:15 PM) 

How to Watch: Exclusive FOX Sports broadcasts can be watched on your local FOX affiliate, as long as the game is selected to air in your region. If you live out-of-market and the Cubs game is not selected to air on FOX in your area, the game would then be available for viewing through an out-of-market MLB package (such as MLB.TV).

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