Dear Skitter TV subscriber. Effective midnight tonight, NBC Sports Chicago will no longer be carried on our system. We were unable to reach an economic agreement with NBC that we felt represented the value of the channel without the Chicago Cubs. We do not take these decisions lightly and negotiated up to mid-day today to reach a compromise but were unable.
We continue to have open discussions with NBC but have to drop the channel in the short term. We are working with Marquee Sports (the new owner of Cubs’ broadcast rights) and plan to add that channel before next baseball season.
I will keep you apprised of our continued discussions with both companies.
Sorry for the short notice.
Chief Executive Officer, Skitter TV