"Fan and corporate enthusiasm for the team across the region continues to grow," South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart said. "This new agreement is just the latest expression of that enthusiasm. We're delighted about it. And we're planning some special things for the television games."
Two of the broadcasts will feature Sunday games starting at 2 p.m. The other six broadcasts will feature Saturday games starting at 7 p.m.
The Sunday games will be broadcast on WSBT-TV, the CBS affiliate in the South Bend/Elkhart market. The Saturday evening games will be broadcast on WSBT-TV's digital station, SBT2. SBT2 broadcasts on digital channel 22.2 and is assigned number 16 on the local Comcast cable system and Channel 30 on DISH Network. Nielsen media reports that the South Bend/Elkhart television designated market reaches over 320,000 homes in 10 counties.
Darin Pritchett, award-winning sports broadcaster and official play-by-play announcer for the South Bend Cubs, will anchor all of the broadcasts. Special guests are yet to be announced.
All of the games will be broadcast directly from Four Winds Field in downtown South Bend. The games being televised are as follows:
SUNDAY GAMES on WSBT-TV at 2 p.m.
June 21, South Bend Cubs vs. West Michigan Whitecaps
July 19, South Bend Cubs vs. West Michigan Whitecaps
SATURDAY GAMES on SBT2 at 7 p.m.
June 6, South Bend Cubs vs. Quad Cities River Bandits
June 20, South Bend Cubs vs. West Michigan Whitecaps
July 11, South Bend Cubs vs. Lake County Captains
July 18, South Bend Cubs vs. West Michigan Whitecaps
Aug. 8, South Bend Cubs vs. Clinton Lumberkings
Aug. 22, South Bend Cubs vs. Fort Wayne TinCaps
The last time South Bend/Elkhart viewers saw a South Bend minor league game on television was July 10, 2014, when the CBS Sports Network broadcast the South Bend vs. Dayton game on national television. That game was available across the country to more than 99 million households through cable, video and other providers, and via satellite.