Marquee Sports Network, the TV venture the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced three months ago, on Tuesday named Michael McCarthy the channel’s general manager. 

McCarthy has been a consultant for the Cubs since August 2018 on the launch strategy of the channel, scheduled to go on the air early next year.

Previously, McCarthy was president of New York’s MSG Network, vice chairman and chief executive of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and chief operating officer of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.

“With his combined sports and media background, Mike is the right person to bring our network online and deliver unprecedented Cubs coverage for our fans,” Crane Kenney, Cubs president of business operations, said in the announcement.

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