Cubs and WGN-TV signs contract for remaining forty-five telecasts

Chicago Cubs, apparently, could not ditch WGN-Channel 9 easily.

According to reports, the network and the MLS team appear all set to declare a contract to telecast forty-five matches per season trill the year 2019. The reported contract would broaden the partnership that has been running since the year 1948.

It was just previous month that Lewis Lazare of Chicago Business Journal reported on the new Cubs' contract to telecast twenty-five matches on WLS-Channel 7, which is owned by ABC.

That contract also goes through the year 2019, and most of those matches are anticipated to be telecasted on the weekends.

The new contract with WGN suggests that Chicago Cubs have now lined up their TV telecast contracts – WLS, WGN, as well as Comcast SportsNet Chicago - to all pop off after the 2019 MLB season, at which time the event might try to launch its very own regional sports channel, reported Chicago Tribune.

All the financial particulars were not reported, but Tribune told that previous year WGN paid around US$ 250000 each match, yet lost around US$ 200000 each game also. CBS recently reported that Chicago Cubs are all set to get around US$ 650000 each broadcast from Comcast along with planned gains up to US$ 750000 each match into 2019.

In contract to that, the Tribune stated that Los Angeles Dodgers made a splash previous season with their new sports channel, SportsNet LA that paid the team US$ 2 million each match.