Yes it is. According to DirecTV and the way it was since launch is that you could only get it if you live in the Cubs Home territory meaning the only time you could get it if you lived outside the Cubs Home territory was to buy MLB Extra Innings and then you would only get it for the game. They would turn it on before the game and turn it off as soon as the game was over. Since a week ago last Thursday that changed and it has been on for me 24 hours a day since that day. The DirecTV website still says it is only available in The Cubs Home territory but I have been getting it full time for that last week and a half. I am not in the Cubs home territory. The channel number is 664.
I am still getting Marquee & I live nowhere near the Chicago Market. I am so happy because I am a Cubs fan & very happy the channel has been turned on. I have MLB Extra Innings, & Premier with Sportspack included in the package. I feel like the channel should be turned on for baseball season & I am wondering if a deal has finally been made to allow it on Sportspack. There must have been is the only thing I can come up with.
The lack of Marquee was a huge reason I dropped the Sports Pack a few weeks into the pandemic. That and the rampant blackouts on the RSNs with no live sports to speak of. Even though I'm not a DirecTV customer anymore because I can't have a dish where I live now, glad the rest of you are getting it and I hope that remains the case.
As codespy pointed out we need to stop posting about Marquee being available before TPG sees this topic and takes the channel back away. I don’t think out of market viewers are supposed to be getting the channel unless they have MLB Extra Innings for the game only. It’s been nice being able to see the channel these last couple weeks but honestly I don’t think we are supposed to be receiving the channel unless our account has a Chicago area zip code. I have googled and searched the internet for any sort of press release from the Cubs & Marquee about the channel being opened for out of market subscribers but found nothing.
I just checked Marquee's website and the official press release is on the page about the network being available nationwide. Great news as a Cub fan living outside of their market. Now I just wish the team was winning.
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