According to multiple reports, a long-rumored Chicago Cubs television network will come to fruition within the next few years.
It is not known how many Cubs games will air on the network, but the team will play its last season of baseball on NBC Sports Chicago during the 2019 campaign, according to the repots.
What remains unclear is which media company the Cubs will partner with to distribute their content. One report suggested that the team would partner with Sinclair Broadcasting in the new venture, but other reports have contested that assertion, suggesting that Sinclair is indeed a leader in the race to carry Cubs games but that no deal has been reached.
Meanwhile, the Chicago White Sox, Blackhawks, and Bulls will all remain with NBC Sports Chicago, according to the reports.