Sinclair Scores Marquee Deal With Key vMVPD


It began life centered on sports.

Now, a growing virtual MVPD has scored a carriage agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group that secures a home for the company’s newly created regional sports network — the home of the beloved Chicago Cubs baseball club — but not in time for Opening Day.

Sinclair’s Marquee Sports Network and fuboTV Inc., publicly traded on the NYSE, reached a deal that will bring Chicago Cubs game coverage to the live TV streaming platform “in the coming weeks.”

The regional sports network (RSN) will be available in fuboTV’s basic English-language channel package in the Chicago area and surrounding regions, including Indianapolis, Des Moines and South Bend, Ind.

Marquee Sports Network General Manager Mike McCarthy says the network is “thrilled” to have added fuboTV.

Ben Grad, fuboTV’s SVP of Content Strategy and Acquisition, added, “The addition of Marquee Sports Network to our leading sports, news and entertainment portfolio makes fuboTV a great streaming choice for Cubs fans, as well as other Chicagoans looking to cut the cord.”