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Sinclair Broadcast Group and Chicago Cubs will run Chicago sports network

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Chicago Cubs will run Chicago sports network

Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Chicago Cubs plan to launch a regional sports network in Chicago.

The Hunt Valley-based television broadcaster said Wednesday it formed a joint venture with the baseball club to own and operate Marquee Sports Network. The Chicago-based channel will be that region’s exclusive network for live Cubs games starting with the 2020 Major League Baseball season. It also will offer exclusive Cubs content and local sports programming.

“This partnership brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies,” said Chris Ripley, Sinclair’s president and CEO, in a statement. “It is...

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