New Cubs network reaches deal with AT&T’s U-verse, DirecTV
CHICAGO — The company behind the new Cubs network has reached an agreement with AT&T.
As of Thursday, Sinclair Broadcast Group and AT&T have agreed on a multi-year agreement across DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-verse for future carriage of Marquee Sports Network in 2020, according to a press release.
It was not immediately clear whether AT&T’s TV platforms would make the network available as part of their basic service or require purchase of an add-on tier, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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