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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Bertz » Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:28 pm

It'd be moronic to not have this on as many TVs as possible. Live sports is so incredibly valuable right now. For that reason I very much expect a deal.

The one voice of worry in the back of my head is that Sinclair's other networks all have to be renegotiated with Comcast in August. I'm slightly worried that Marquee will be rolled up with those given the timing.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby David » Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:27 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:https://news.yahoo.com/marquee-sports-network-ads-target-193700055.html

“YouTube TV Doesn’t Have the Cubs on Marquee Sports Network. Switch Providers,” say some of the ads a team source said Marquee has begun running on Facebook and Instagram.

They haven't managed to reach me. Are you even selling my data FB? Wtf?


I saw em on Twitter yesterday, fwiw
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Bertz » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:30 pm

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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:22 pm

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1286306369247891462?s=19


Add to that, Jed on ESPN1000 just now:

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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:31 pm

Al Yellon had an “exclusive” report that a deal will be announced tomorrow. No idea who his source would be.
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Re: RE: Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:42 pm

UMFan83 wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1286306369247891462?s=19


Add to that, Jed on ESPN1000 just now:

Certainly not "everyone" will be able to watch games on Marquee. Even if they make a last minute deal with YouTube, that still leaves Dish subscribers out.

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Re: RE: Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:07 pm

Irrelevant Dude wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/BleacherNation/status/1286306369247891462?s=19


Add to that, Jed on ESPN1000 just now:

Certainly not "everyone" will be able to watch games on Marquee. Even if they make a last minute deal with YouTube, that still leaves Dish subscribers out.

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I mean everyone COULD go sign up with Hulu today so he's already technically correct, right?
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:17 pm

But why would you want to?
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:34 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:But why would you want to?


They have a 7 day free trial that I will take advantage of if there is no deal by 1st pitch
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Brian707 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:36 pm

Yeah hopefully it includes Youtube TV as the rates went up $15 for 5 crap channels
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:41 pm

Brian707 wrote:Yeah hopefully it includes Youtube TV as the rates went up $15 for 5 crap channels

I was ready to cancel but my wife was really happy to get MTV and Teen Mom back :roll:, but if I get Cubs back that's cool
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:36 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:But why would you want to?


Hulu Live is good.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:38 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Ding Dong Johnson wrote:But why would you want to?


Hulu Live is good.

I beg to differ.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:40 pm

I got no complaints.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Thurman Merman » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:28 pm

I will second liking Hulu live. There were some downgrades going from Comcast to Hulu (mainly having to do with the guide and ability to flip between channels easily), but overall I'm really happy to have made the switch. It does what it needs to do for me.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby pitchcs » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:39 am

Woke up to Marquee on Comcast. Channel 202.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Brian707 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:34 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:
Brian707 wrote:Yeah hopefully it includes Youtube TV as the rates went up $15 for 5 crap channels

I was ready to cancel but my wife was really happy to get MTV and Teen Mom back :roll:, but if I get Cubs back that's cool


Me too. But my wife "What about my DVR and shows?". Even though I explained all her stuff can be found on Hulu.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby champaignchris » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:41 pm

pitchcs wrote:Woke up to Marquee on Comcast. Channel 202.


It’s 672 in Champaign. Hallelujah.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby UMFan83 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:29 pm

Nice....though Xfinity still not an option on Marquee's streaming app, nor is Marquee an option on the Xfinity Stream app but hopefully that gets implemented quickly. Good start at least.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Brian707 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:00 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Nice....Xfinity still not an option on Marquee's streaming app, nor is Marquee an option on the Xfinity Stream app but hopefully that gets implemented quickly. Good start.


Their channel finder page still isn't updated either to reflect comcast carrying Marquee
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Forgotmyoldlogin » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:40 pm

Marquee is also available in Indianapolis now which my uncle is very excited about.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby UMFan83 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Now that I have it I’m looking at the programming and it’s rough. Right now there’s a 3 hour gambling show on that’s showcasing people who won big on slot machines across the country. Then there’s Cubs YouTube videos and a Ryan Dempster talk show. What’s even more crazy to me is that there isn’t even a pre/postgame show scheduled for tomorrow’s game (which is on Fox). What’s the point of having an all Cubs network if you don’t have pre and postgame shows for every game? Especially when they are struggling for new content.
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:37 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I have it I’m looking at the programming and it’s rough. Right now there’s a 3 hour gambling show on that’s showcasing people who won big on slot machines across the country. Then there’s Cubs YouTube videos and a Ryan Dempster talk show. What’s even more crazy to me is that there isn’t even a pre/postgame show scheduled for tomorrow’s game (which is on Fox). What’s the point of having an all Cubs network if you don’t have pre and postgame shows for every game? Especially when they are struggling for new content.

Sounds pretty much like a regional fox spots channel. From the gambling filler and all. Being in Wisconsin Fox Sports Wisconsin doesn’t do any pre or post show on days the Brewers have a National game, maybe it’s some sort of weird deal they can’t?
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby Bertz » Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:59 pm

I think NESN and YES each have another team or two to help fill out their programming. I know most of the Chicago ones are taken, but maybe we see them try and get rights to the Sky? Or some of the college teams around here (that obviously wouldn't help right now).
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Re: Cubs TV broadcast rights

Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:18 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Now that I have it I’m looking at the programming and it’s rough. Right now there’s a 3 hour gambling show on that’s showcasing people who won big on slot machines across the country. Then there’s Cubs YouTube videos and a Ryan Dempster talk show. What’s even more crazy to me is that there isn’t even a pre/postgame show scheduled for tomorrow’s game (which is on Fox). What’s the point of having an all Cubs network if you don’t have pre and postgame shows for every game? Especially when they are struggling for new content.


Producing things costs money.
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