Cubs announce 2015 TV schedule

Game broadcasts will be featured on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV and WLS-TV/ABC 7

Cubs announce 2015 TV schedule

MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs released their 2015 regular season television schedule on Friday, and it will feature broadcasts on Comcast SportsNet Chicago, WGN-TV and WLS-TV/ABC 7.

WGN-TV's first of 45 broadcasts will be on April 7 at 7:05 p.m. CT when the Cubs take on the Cardinals in the second game of the season.

The Cubs' regular season opener from Wrigley Field will be on ESPN2 on April 5.

WLS-TV/ABC 7 will televise the first of its 24 games on April 8 at 1:20 p.m. CT when the Cubs face the Cardinals.

Comcast SportsNet Chicago, which will handle 87 games, will have its first broadcast April 11 when the Cubs face the Rockies at 7:10 p.m. CT.

The Cubs games have been televised by WGN since 1948. This will be Comcast SportsNet's 11th season televising the Cubs and the first for WLS-TV/ABC 7.

Len Kasper returns for his 11th season as the Cubs play-by-play man and will be joined by Jim Deshaies for their third season together.

Carrie Muskat has been the Cubs beat reporter for MLB.com since 2001 and has been covering the club since 1987.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.