Marquee Sports Network Ink Multi-Year Deal to Broadcast 16 Chicago Sky Games, Live Stream Non-National Games on Marquee Plus
Marquee Sports Network and the Chicago Sky have announced an a multi-year broadcast partnership, providing live television broadcasts of up to 16 Chicago Sky games, as well as the streaming of all non-nationally televised games through Marquee Plus, a dedicated streaming channel available for authenticated Marquee subscribers through the Marquee Sports Network app.
“On behalf of the Chicago Cubs organization, I’m so honored to announce this broadcast partnership with the WNBA Champion Chicago Sky,” says Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts. “We’re looking forward to a great partnership between the Chicago Cubs, ChicagoSky and Marquee and wish the Sky the best of luck this season!”
The locally televised games not picked up live on Marquee Sports Network due to coverage of Chicago Cubs games will also be carried by WCIU-TV in addition to Marquee Plus.
Chicago Sky games will feature the broadcast team of Lisa Byington (play-by-play), Jason Ross Jr. (play-by-play), Stephen Bardo (analyst), and Meghan McKeown (analyst).
Marquee Sports Network will air the season opener this Friday, May 6 as the Chicago Sky host the Los Angeles Sparks in their first game since claiming the WNBA championship last October.
“Thanks to Adam Fox and the Chicago Sky organization for their work in helping make this deal a reality,” says Marquee Sports Network General Manager Mike McCarthy. “We look forward to not only broadcasting their games on Marquee but also sharing stories about their players and coaches and the organization’s tremendous community work on our network.”
“This partnership with Marquee elevates the Chicago Sky fan experience in a way that has never been done before,” says Sky President and CEO Adam Fox. “Women’s basketball, particularly the Chicago Sky, is increasingly gaining attention and affinity, and Marquee’s commitment to women’s professional sports made this an easy partnership. With Marquee, as well as our continued relationship with WCIU-TV, fans will never miss a moment of the Sky’s title defense.”