Chuck is (gasp) right about the best way for the Tribune and the Cubs to create a "Cubs network" is to dump WGN America and make that the network. It's already in millions of homes around the country, but most importantly is that it has existing deals with both satellite companies and all of the relevant regional cable operators. It's a lot easier to renegotiate an existing fee than to create a new deal. Fox is doing it with Speed and and Fuel TV, converting them to Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. I have no idea where the Tribune would get the cash to pay for the rights, and they'd probably need a partner. Media giants hate each other, but they've been known to act cooperative when there are billions of dollars at stake.
Shut up, Paul. You're a douche.