Cubs formally joining with Sinclair for tv network

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The Chicago Cubs and Sinclair broadcasting will announce today the formation of Marquee regional sports network. This will be the exclusive home for all Chicago Cub TV games beginning in Feb 2020.
 

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So now that a done deal..

Should we expect a 10 yr 300 mil offer to Harper soon..[emoji4]
 

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So now that a done deal..

Should we expect a 10 yr 300 mil offer to Harper soon..[emoji4]
No, they still have not decided what the market is, or how much is going out of our cable bill per month to get the network. Seems anyone on cable is basically paying over 7.00 a month for ESPN, where cable subscribers are paying 4.25 for NBCSN. (per the score this morning). So whether its added to plans or separate add ons, they are far from knowing costs. Sure seems like Sinclair is waiting to figure this out until the point of no return.

Sure sounds like it is going to be expensive, since it sounds like the majority of liberals are not going to put money in sinclairs pockets.
 

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Make it available ala carte to those of us out of town.

I will buy the Marquee Sports Network, and drop MLB if cost is better.
 

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the end of free baseball from Chicago.

Any word yet on details of the deal from a financial perspective?
 

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the end of free baseball from Chicago.

Any word yet on details of the deal from a financial perspective?
Depends. If you rely solely on OTA, DISH or a cable provider...you could be correct to a certain extent. But they will have to stream it to run the games on the net and if it's streamed, you can get the games for free. It won't be the great quality of say Xfinity but it will be very watchable. Plus there will always be free games, probably not 162 but a decent amount.
 

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Depends. If you rely solely on OTA, DISH or a cable provider...you could be correct to a certain extent. But they will have to stream it to run the games on the net and if it's streamed, you can get the games for free. It won't be the great quality of say Xfinity but it will be very watchable. Plus there will always be free games, probably not 162 but a decent amount.
Perhaps five or six games a year for free for the Cubs. That's kinda sad.

I'm not talking about stealing a stream. :rolleyes: :)
 

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Perhaps five or six games a year for free for the Cubs. That's kinda sad.

I'm not talking about stealing a stream. :rolleyes: :)
Brett, it's not stealing anything. The streams are out there and not encrypted, so its like logging onto any website. It's not unlawful to watch any stream....if you download the stream, that's a different story. I have an Android Box that I bought at Amazon, btw and the first thing I watched, I downloaded. I had no idea I was doing anything wrong. Within a couple hours Xfinity made sure I knew was breaking the law with a threatening email....I've not done it since and have watched 100's of TV shows and movies without a problem. Cubs baseball will be no different.
 

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Brett, it's not stealing anything. The streams are out there and not encrypted, so its like logging onto any website. It's not unlawful to watch any stream....if you download the stream, that's a different story. I have an Android Box that I bought at Amazon, btw and the first thing I watched, I downloaded. I had no idea I was doing anything wrong. Within a couple hours Xfinity made sure I knew was breaking the law with a threatening email....I've not done it since and have watched 100's of TV shows and movies without a problem. Cubs baseball will be no different.
Sorry, I do not agree. Let's see how close I can get...Any transmission or reproduction with out the expressed written consent of Major League Baseball is strictly prohibited.
 

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I saw one article about this being a regional sports network, so that implies that out of state fans will not have it available to them, unless they went the PS4 or apple google roku tv route. There are so many ways they can get this to people, just wonder how that MLB network money all teams share plays into it.
 

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Sorry, I do not agree. Let's see how close I can get...Any transmission or reproduction with out the expressed written consent of Major League Baseball is strictly prohibited.
Jesus, I don't plan on transmitting or reproducing any games....that would require downloading them which would be Illegal. Watching them is not. Technically, if anyone DVR's a game...you are breaking that rule which is why I don't think they say that anymore.

You really need to brush up on technology.
 

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Stupid question I am sure, but here goes anyway...If I subscribe to the MLB At Bat app, I will still be able to watch all Cubs games that are not blacked out in my area, correct?
 
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