Marquee Sports Network to air up to 16 Chicago Sky games live, plus all non-nationally televised games available through the Marquee Sports Network app
CHICAGO (May 2, 2022) – Marquee Sports Network and the Chicago Sky today 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.
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.
“On behalf of the Chicago Cubs organization, I’m so honored to announce this broadcast partnership with the WNBA Champion Chicago Sky,” said Chicago Cubs co-owner LauraRicketts. “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!”
“Thanks to Adam Fox and the Chicago Sky organization for their work in helping make this deal a reality,” said 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,” said 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.”
ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local live sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Marquee Sports Network is available within the Cub’s home television territory in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and is carried on more than 50 cable providers, as well as streaming platformsDIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) and fuboTV. For more information, visitmarqueesportsnetwork.com/about.
ABOUT CHICAGO SKY: The WNBA Chicago Sky is a professional women’s basketball team founded in 2005 by principle owner, Michael Alter. The Chicago Sky was the first independently owned women’s professional basketball team to join the WNBA and plays at the Wintrust Arena. The season runs from May-September and individual tickets start at $17. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit sky.wnba.com for more.
2022 CHICAGO SKY TELEVISION BROADCAST SCHEDULE
Games, times and broadcast information subject to change
Friday, May 6
Wednesday, May 11
|Time (CT) 7:00 PM
|Opponent Los Angeles
|TV/Streaming Marquee/Marquee Plus
|Saturday, May 14||7:00 PM||@Minnesota||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Wednesday, May 18||9:00 PM||@Seattle||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, May 22||2:00 PM||@Washington||ABC|
|Tuesday, May 24||7:00 PM||Indiana||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Saturday, May 28||2:00 PM||Las Vegas||ABC|
|Tuesday, May 31||7:00 PM||Phoenix||ABC|
|Friday, June 3||6:30 PM||@Atlanta||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, June 5||5:00 PM||Washington||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Wednesday, June 8||7:00 PM||@Washington||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Friday, June 10||6:00 PM||@Connecticut||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, June 12||1:00 PM||@New York||TBD/Marquee Plus|
|Friday, June 17||7:00 PM||Atlanta||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, June 19||2:00 PM||@Indiana||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Tuesday, June 21||9:00 PM||@Las Vegas||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Thursday, June 23||9:30 PM||@Los Angeles||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, June 26||5:00 PM||Minnesota||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Wednesday, June 29||11:00 AM||Connecticut||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Saturday, July 2||12:00 PM||Phoenix||ESPN|
|Wednesday, July 6||12:00 PM||@Minnesota||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Thursday, July 7||6:00 PM||@Indiana||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Tuesday, July 12||7:00 PM||Atlanta||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Thursday, July 14||9:30 PM||@Los Angeles||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Saturday, July 16||7:00 PM||@Dallas||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Wednesday, July 20||11:00 AM||Seattle||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Friday, July 22||7:00 PM||Dallas||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Saturday, July 23||6:00 PM||@New York||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Friday, July 29||7:00 PM||New York||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, July 31||12:00 PM||@Connecticut||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Tuesday, August 2||8:00 PM||Dallas||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Friday, August 5||7:00 PM||Washington||Marquee/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, August 7||12:00 PM||Connecticut||ABC|
|Tuesday, August 9||7:00 PM||Seattle||WCIU/Marquee Plus|
|Thursday, August 11||9:00 PM||@Las Vegas||TBD/Marquee Plus|
|Sunday, August 14||2:00 PM||@Phoenix||ABC|
Streaming note: Marquee Plus is a streaming-only channel for subscribers through the marquee Sports Network app.
Marquee Sports Network – Alex Wilcox(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chicago Sky – Kelly Kane (email@example.com)